3 summer releases I’m jumping up and down for!

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. 

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

12 thoughts on “3 summer releases I’m jumping up and down for!”

  1. I'm so excited for Go Set a Watchman! To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all time favorites, too. I wonder how it will compare? Are you expecting it to be as good (or almost as good) as TKAM? I'm not sure what to expect!


  2. I really need to check out the Penderwicks series!! It sounds fascinating! And I'm looking forward to Go Set a Watchman!! I'm currently reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Goodness, that lady can write! =)


  3. I can't imagine anything by Harper Lee being anything but fantastic. However it seems impossible to guess since we have NO OTHER works to compare with her masterpiece. I am biting my nails hoping it is going to be as fantastic as TKAM.


  4. I can't wait for the Penderwicks' new book, and the Missing series' new book! I got semi-frustrated because the books were coming out so slow… I need to read To Kill a Mockingbird. (Goes and hides in the corner.)

    xoxo Morning


  5. I am too very excited for Go Set a Watchman, I'm nervous, but still excited! To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite novels. I'e never heard of any of these other books before but they sound lovely!
    Great post 🙂


  6. THERE'S A NEW PENDERWICKS BOOK!?!?! I must get it and read it! And I am suuuuper excited for Harper Lee's new book. I loved To Kill a Mockingbird, and I've been bemoaning that she's only written one book. That is until I heard Go Set a Watchman was being released, and then I went crazy! XD


  7. WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Stay in the time-out corner until you've finished the reading the whole thing! Haha, just kidding. It is a fantastic book though; I've never met anyone who didn't enjoy it.


  8. I actually haven't read To Kill a Mockingbird, so I feel like I should really get around to that before this new book comes out.

    And I had no idea that the Penderwicks series followed the characters that far. I think I read the first one along time ago, but didn't realize that it was a series, until recently.

    Interesting post!


  9. The Penderwicks!!!! ♥ I am in love with this whole series, so so much. I did (metaphorical) flips when I saw that you'd posted about them! It makes me so happy to see this series getting some much-deserved loving. 🙂


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