Summer Reading for Teenage Girls

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Earlier this summer I shared about some of my son's summer reading selections. This week the Schoolhouse Review Crew is discussing Summer Reading for High School Students, so I'm sharing about my daughters' summer reading selections. Like my son, my daughters are also participating in our library's summer reading program. They already enjoy reading, but the big prize one teenager will win provides extra motivation to carve more time into their days for reading. Last year, my oldest daughter won a Kindle! This year, the big prize is a Kindle Fire. Participation is up this year, though, so their chances of winning are a bit lower. 

My 15 year old daughter started reading Tolkien this year. She finished The Hobbit and the first book in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. (The library ordered the second book for her.) She has also read one of our favorite Lamplighter books: The Hidden Hand by E.D.E.N. Southworth (free for kindle) and finished reading Alone Yet Not Alone. Just for fun, she has re-read a few Nancy Drew books. She helped me out in my closet and found a few forgotten ones. My girls and I all enjoy Janette Oke's books (watch for a giveaway of two autographed books by her soon!) and she read The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia #1) and wants to check out the next one in the series. Our librarians shared a beautiful collection of Jane Austen's writings with the girls, and Emily's most recent one to finish reading was Pride and Prejudice. (That link will also get you a free Kindle version.) 

My 16 year old daughter has logged almost 4000 minutes of reading this summer (she gets a ticket for the Kindle Fire drawing for every 30 minutes of reading) and she agreed to share about her summer reading:

"I started my summer reading this year by re-reading my favorite series by Janette Oke, "The Prairie Legacy." I have also been reading the "Home to Hickory Hollow" series by Beverly Lewis, and since reading the last book in that series last April, I have been anxiously waiting to get a chance to read her most recent book, which came out last month. My two favorite authors are Janette Oke and Beverly Lewis, but after following a recommendation by one of our sweet librarians, I am adding  Dee Henderson to my list of favorites. I started by reading the "O'Malley Series" by Dee Henderson, and haven't stopped. I am currently reading the "Uncommon Heroes Series." Lamplighter Publishing re-prints old books from the 1600's to the early 1900's. My favorite Lamplighter book is called "The Hidden Hand" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth and I am in the middle of reading it for the third time this summer. The next book on my list is "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe."

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  1. I've been hinting to my daughter that she should read some Janette Oke, especially since I have the entire collection. Maybe she is still just a bit young for it.

    1. My parents gave me some of her books when I was about 11, and the girls are reading those same ones.


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