Show of hands: who secretly loved those summer reading assignments in grade school? As your classmates groaned while the reading lists were passed out, you rubbed your hands in glee, picturing long days spent inhaling books in the grass, by the pool, or in a backyard pup tent. Well, book nerds rejoice! Each month this summer, we’ll let you know which books you are required to read. Here’s our list for June: add suggestions of your own in the comments!
Missing school already or need a drama fix after the Gossip Girl season finale? Check out Nina de Gramont’s Gossip of the Starlings, an enthralling tale of girls gone bad at an exclusive private school. The kicker? It’s based on a real series of drug busts at a private school in the eighties. Take that, Serena van der Woodsen!
Resolve to enjoy the beginning of balmy summer days outside with Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods. The must-read book will inspire you to spend the summer out of doors to revive the child (inner or outer) in your life! For even more information and tips, mosey on over to the Children and Nature Network’s website.