As a teenager, I often was awake well past midnight reading, but I also had endless amounts of energy and could function the next morning.  These days, not so much.  If I’m not asleep by 11p.m., the next day is truly a struggle, and one needs mucho energy when managing 13- and 14-year-olds.  If you recall my last post, my school year is coming to a close, which means I’ll have some much-needed time off.

This is why Ginger’s last post has me PUMPED for summer.  And when I say PUMPED, I mean it.  I often revert to my teenage schedule and my nocturnal tendencies during the summer.  Well into the wee hours of the morning, my little light is on, and I am reading reading reading.  I’m psyched to spend those hours with friends- not literally, of course; however, Ginger reminded me of not only the books that would be coming out soon, but of the books that have recently arrived and are waiting to be read.

I’ll spend all summer with Adi Rule, Robin Herrera, Sarah Ellis, Ann Westrick, Catherine Linka, and Varian Johnson.  Into the wee hours of the morning, I will escape into the worlds they have created.  I love that feeling- when my eyes begin to droop at 3a.m., but I MUST finish this page, this chapter, this entire book.  Everything else fades away- the room I’m in, the house I’m in, the neighborhood I’m in- and I’m just that teenage girl again, listening to the deep sounds of night, reading until the sun comes up.

What are your summer reading suggestions?