Our community is sharing their summer reading on social media using #stabsummerreading! Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, or on the St. Anne’s-Belfield School Summer Reading page. You can share your #STABSummerReading by posting your book covers, selfies, reviews, recommendations, or just snapshots of you enjoying a good book wherever you might be reading this summer. Post on social media, share with me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or direct message me your #STABSummerReading posts on Instagram (@fitzbetweentheshelves) or Twitter (@fitzbtwnshelves). Your post can be as public or private as you want – just let me know what makes you the most comfortable. The more we post, the more we read!
It has been so much fun receiving your emails, posts, messages, and even letters this summer (yes, I have even received hand-written letters in the mail, and you wouldn’t believe how much it made me smile)! Seeing your snapshots, suggestions, and personal stories has brought so much joy to my summer, and has really inspired me to keep reading and trying new things. I can’t wait to see what is coming in July!
Here are some highlights from June’s #STABSummerReading on Instagram:
Alex R., rising 4th grader, is CRUSHING #stabsummerreading. 💪🏽 Alex says: “These two books are inspired by the main character’s life. The main character is Jack Gantos who also wrote the book. There’s a man greedy for money, a crazy old lady with a harpoon, and a best friend who’s so small she can run under a dining room table at full speed without ducking.” These are going on my TBR pile ASAP! @jgantos #reader #proud #kidlit #bookreview
👏👏Book Review #1: The Habsburgs Embodying Empire. By Andrew Wheatcroft. Wheatcroft does a very good job analyzing how the Habsburgs thought before, during, and after their prime time. He strays away from what we think is important about history, and shows the perspective of these European royals for the past thousand years. Great book for anyone who wants to understand Austrian, Hungarian, or Spanish history in greater detail. Most parts of the book are PG, but as with history itself, there are going to be some M-rated parts. #stabsummerreading
I got the best email ever this week: “Dear Ms Fitz, hope you’re having a wonderful summer! I have been reading like crazy and wanted some new book suggestions. I have been reading the American Girl books and mysteries and Nancy Drew Diaries. Could you send my mom some ideas for me? Love, Amari.” YAS 👏 GIRL 👏 YAS! 👏 #stabsummerreading #readingqueen #thirdgrade #superreader #mademyday
It’s not just the Learning Village fam getting their #stabsummerreading on. Got this snapshot from @mfharris19 (Ms. Harris), Upper School Physics teacher extraordinaire! Figures she’s be reading something The New York Times called “an etymological wonderment” 😉 #idontknowwhatthatmeans #thankgoodnessfordictionaries #nonfiction #smartypants #getitgirl
Another awesome #bookrecommendation from Alex: “What was King George’s problem? This great description of the American revolution includes stuff like at the Battle of Eutaw Springs ‘hundreds of my men were as naked as they were born’. – Nathaniel Greene” I have to admit, you guys are slowly but surely changing my mind about history for the better. Now I need to go listen to #Hamilton … 😉 #stabsummerreading #history #nonfiction
“Betty Bunny is a handful.” Abby has a recommendation for you, and it sounds hilarious! 🐰It may surprise you to read that Abby is only going into first grade – how impressive is that writing?! Readers, check out the Berry Bunny series for a laugh from Abby! #stabsummerreading #bookrecommendation #firstgrade #kidlit #picturebook
Ms. Grant is using the summer to catch up on all of the great books her students suggested this year. She says: “All year Mrs. Murray’s 4th grade raved about The Wild Robot, and now I know why! Roz, the robot, is stranded on an island and has to learn how to assimilate and survive. A great book for discussing empathy, friendship, and being different!” Roz is an all time favorite. And PS: If you’ve already met Roz, the next chapter of her story, The Wild Robot Ecsapes, is at @jmrlib just waiting for #stabsummerreading!
👂👂 Do you hear that? It’s the sweet sound of #stabsummerreading (and cracker racing 😂😂). You know what they say about the family that reads together! Loving this live footage of some fabulous summer readers. Way to go, Carter and Reilly! Looks like maybe you have an open seat for me…. 😉 #summerreading #rolemodel
Kay has shed her past and become someone sparkling and new at her expensive, elite boarding school. Every bit of her unimpressive, tragic, and guilty last is behind her…until a classmate is found floating, facedown, in the campus lake. Suicide? Murder? What… or who…. happened to the mystery victim? How well do we really know Kay and her friends? And what can Kay do when her carefully created character starts to unravel? Fans of One of Us is Lying, Gossip Girl, and 13 Reasons Why will devour this (slightly more age appropriate) murder mystery. Let me know if you’re able to guess the real killer – I never can!! #iwaswrong #stabsummerreading #murdermystery #ireadya #bookreview #youngadult
And some highlights from Twitter…
What are you #STABSummerReading?