Literary Linking: May 28 – June 1

This week’s link topics include: secret codes for book reviews, an ultimate book list for summer, the last Penderwicks book, and more!

My favorite bookish links the week of May 28 – June 1:

The Ultimate Summer Books Preview
Use “critical consensus” to decide which new books to read this summer. This is a list of books recommended most often in 28 different summer preview lists (from sources like Goodreads, The New York Times, etc.). I can only think that these titles have a good chance of being satisfying reads if they’re been recommended so many times!

Why Are Middle-Aged Women Invisible on Book Covers?
Good question! I can’t think of any books with middle-aged women on them. Can you?

This Woman Made a Secret Code To Review Every Book She Read, And It’s Genius
Her code is hilarious! I may have to steal “RP – Readable Banality.”

“By 35”: Bookish Edition
I turn 35 this year, so this list of bookish things I should have completed is especially pertinent. The one that resonates most is this: “By age 35, you should have at least one panic attack when you do the math and realize just how many books you’re going to miss.”
Honestly, I have this panic attack pretty much every day :p

The Final MOPS: Jeanne Birdsall on Saying Goodbye To the Penderwicks
The Penderwicks has been such a great series (the first is one of my favorites to read aloud) and Jeanne Birdsall seems like such a cool lady. If you haven’t picked this series up, I strongly suggest you do – you will fall in love all the members of the Penderwick family. And let’s hope Jeanne keeps on writing.

2 responses to “Literary Linking: May 28 – June 1”

  1. Rachel @ Never Enough Novels Avatar

    I love the idea of writing a notecard with notes on each book I read but I know I’d never actually keep up with it… Ooh well, thank goodness for Goodreads!

    1. Kristen Avatar

      I started a Google Doc where I planned on writing notes about every book I read, but I stopped after only three books. Thank goodness for Goodreads indeed!

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