Middle Grade Weekend – Blanket Forts & Summer Reading

I’m between books at the moment for my 2018 Reading Challenge, and I just picked up a bunch of books at the library I want to read. Middle grade and young adult fiction has become my favorite reading lately, so most of these books fall into this category.

It seems sort of appropriate that as I’m writing this post, I’m sitting in a darkened room just outside the walls of a blanket fort listening to two of my boys snoring away. It’s summer time, I let them stay up past their usual bedtime.

More summer adventures await us tomorrow, as I hope to get a chance to take them to the library to pick out some great books. I’ve signed them up for the summer reading activities with our local library.

In the meantime, I’m binging on middle grade and young adult fiction this weekend. Here’s my list:

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume (on my list as a childhood classic I’ve never read)
Haunted Castle on Hallow’s Eve, by Mary Pope Osborn (a book about or set on Halloween)
Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson (a book set in the decade I was born)
I Survived: The Joplin Tornado, 2011, by Lauren Tarshis (recommended to me by my son)
The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson (one of my favorites authors, and I just have to read it!)
The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater (a “staff pick” from the local library for the summer reading challenge)

I may also get in a few pages of one or more of these chapter books I’m reading aloud with my boys:

The Bad Beginning, by Lemony Snicket
The Silver Chair, by C. S. Lewis
Serafina and the Black Cloak, by Robert Beatty

What are you reading? Do you have any favorite middle grade or young adult books to recommend?

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