This summer has been the summer of reading for me. Early in the summer, my boys wanted to take a trip to Barnes and Noble to pick out a book. My oldest son was a on a quest to find his book for his summer reading assignment. He chose a book based on the fact that I’d seen the movie. Once he started reading it, he decided it wasn’t the book for him, so I gladly took it off his hands.
My 9th book of the summer and book 21 from my reading challenge is The Help. This is under the category of “a book that is a story within a story” from the PopSugar Reading Challenge.
I think I’m about the only person on the planet that had not read this book. The first time I saw the movie, all of my friends told me they’d read it. I’m glad I finally got the chance. I loved this book just as much as I loved the movie. Any book that can make me laugh and cry and cringe all in the same setting is my kind of book.
How has your summer reading gone? I think I’m going to take over my son’s final summer reading selection once he finishes it up. I found Confessions of a Domestic Failure on the shelf at a Wal-Mart this summer. My husband encouraged me to purchase it, but I couldn’t make myself do it. Now that I’ve finished book 21, I will have to hunt it down.