I have a bad habit of reading mostly books written at least a hundred years ago, so I don’t have to worry about release dates and when the sequel is coming out too much. It is actually quite convenient. However, I DO read current series sometimes, and this summer happens to be happening time for a few of my favorite authors. Without further ado, here are three summer releases to be watching out for:
1. The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsalle
Release Date: AVAILABLE
I was introduced to this series a couple of summers ago. It turned out to be a perfect family novel to listen to on audiobook on one of our many cross-country road trips. The series starts with a lovely summer tale of four hilarious sisters with very distinct personalities. Watching those girls grow up through the series has been a real joy. Maybe it is because there are a whole lot of parallels between those four and my sisters, but I just enjoy every word of these books and can’t wait to see what happens to them as they continue to grow.
In The Penderwicks in Spring the oldest girls are just entering college age, which is where my sisters and I are now. There is nothing like growing up alongside your favorite fictional characters.
2. Redeemed by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Release date: September 8th
Oops, another children’s book…
My best friend introduced me to The Missing series when we were in junior high. At that time, only the first two books had come out. I read them and was completely entranced. Normally I AM NOT A SCIENCE FICTION PERSON. Well, perhaps I shouldn’t shout that so loudly. I am not completely opposed to Sci-Fi, I am just very picky about it. Time travel really annoys me when it is done sloppily. Margaret Peterson Haddix tackles time travel in a way that actually made sense to me. In fact, I think it is my favorite portrayal of time travel that I’ve ever read. Not only that, but through the series there is SO MUCH HISTORY as the main character goes back to meet and save various missing children from history’s greatest mysteries. Seriously, isn’t that fantastic?
I told my little siblings about the series because they are now in the “target age-range”. Now that my lil siblings are getting into them I am using that as an excuse to dive back into the whole series, catch up, and find out how it ends. This may be YA, but it is no joke.
And last bust definitely not leas…
3. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
Release Date: July 14th 2014
Harper Lee, my favorite author of one of my very favoritest books ever wrote one book, one perfect masterpiece, and then disappeared for 55 years. NO WORDS. I really don’t have the words to describe what a huge and exciting event this will be.