Towards the end of the (academic) year, two of the best sixth grade readers and I challenged each other to see who could read more. The prize? Bragging rights. And maybe a baked good. In joking with their English teacher, I said I could beat them handily if I limited myself to YA books (lower page count, usually) but that would be cheating, right? So I read as I normally would, and from June 7 – September 7 I read 95 books (combined, the two read 25 and 63 books each; the 63-book-reader said that binge watching “Gossip Girl” derailed the reading plan).
I’ve reviewed them on Goodreads, but here are the covers of some of my favorites: