Welcome to our special edition of weekly reads, Vacation Week Reading, coming to you from the breathtaking Adirondack Mountains at Oma’s house. We’ve traded our usual spots for hammocks and chairs under the big oak tree but we are still sharing the literary adventures that captivate our family and transport us to new realms even while on vacation!
To kick things off, let’s dive into our family read-aloud pick of the week. Even on vacation, our family gathers to explore tales together, and we can’t wait to share the link so you can embark on this journey with us!
Don’t forget about our budding bookworms! Our 10-year-old and 9-year-old are indulging in their unique literary preferences here in the mountains. We’ll give you a glimpse into the books that have caught their fancy. Of course, we won’t leave out our five-year-old’s favorite story of the week – it’s one that’ll spark curiosity and joy in little readers eager to learn about the world.
Amidst exploring, and savoring the beauty of nature, we still carve out those quiet moments during the kids’ afternoon swims. That’s when we delve into our own reading retreats, and we’re eager to share what’s caught our interest this week!
So, grab your favorite beverage, find your coziest reading nook, and join us on this extraordinary literary expedition. Brace yourself to traverse new lands, uncover hidden gems, and immerse yourself in the spellbinding world of books!
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Vacation Week Reading
by Ali Hazelwood
The kids gave me this for my birthday last week and I devoured it on our trip! it was such a delightful summer read!
Elsie Hannaway, a theoretical physicist by day and a professional fake girlfriend by other days, has her life thrown into disarray when her carefully constructed dual persona comes crashing down. An unexpected encounter with Jack Smith, the infuriatingly attractive experimental physicist who singlehandedly disrupted her mentor’s career, challenges her resolve. As he stands between her and her dream job at MIT, she finds herself drawn to him in ways that defy her most guarded theories about love.
by Liz Braswell
Belle’s encounter with the Beast’s enchanted rose sparks vivid memories. Revealing her long-lost mother as the enchantress who cursed the castle and its dwellers. As Belle and the Beast grapple with this startling revelation, they must unravel a two-decade-old dark mystery connecting their families.
by Shannon Hale
A dangerous tale unfolds as cracks form in the World of Stories, amplifying the sinister power of Shadow High. The courageous young Narrator, Brooke Page, fearlessly embarks on this adventure where Frankie and Draculaura, unexpectedly transported to Ever After High, join Raven Queen and Apple White to thwart the Evil Queen’s quest for ultimate power hidden in Shadow High. Safeguarding the World of Stories from an impending disaster
by Asia Citro
We brought the Audio Books on our trip with us and they were a huge hit with our 5 year old!
The Zoey and Sassafras series, brimming with magical animals, scientific exploration, and thrilling adventures, introduces young readers to Zoey, who discovers her unique ability to aid injured magical creatures in her backyard barn. With each book featuring a new magical dilemma.
by Steve Sheinkin
Jordan really enjoyed this one and then my Opa immediately bored it!
Triggered by a groundbreaking discovery in Germany an international scientific race ensues to unlock the immense power of the atom. This narrative unfolds across continents, involving Soviet spies infiltrating the scientific community, commando forces attacking German heavy-water manufacturing in Norway, and a covert group of brilliant scientists at Los Alamos. Ultimately leading to the creation of the world’s most formidable weapon—the atomic bomb
by Amy Sparks
Nine, an orphaned pickpocket longing to escape her life, unexpectedly finds herself in a magical, higgledy-piggledy house after stealing a peculiar house-shaped ornament. Inside, she encounters a delightful assembly of characters, including a competitive young wizard and a troll housekeeper, all entrapped by a spell that Nine is urged to break, promising her a chance at a new life in return
As we wrap up this special edition, we would love to hear from you! What are your favorite summer reads? Whether you’re lounging by the beach, tucked away in a mountains like us, or in your favorite reading nook at home every place becomes more magical with a good book in hand. So, drop your recommendations in the comments below. Let’s inspire each other and spread the love for literature this summer. Happy reading, everyone!