The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness. ~Holbrook Jackson
Ever since I was a little girl I have loved to read. My teachers would read Chika Chika Boom Boom and I'd sit on my square of carpet and listen to them in awe. I had Goodnight Moon propped up on my shelf at home and soon I was on to chapter books. Books like The Boxcar Children and Mr. Popper's Penguins had me developing a intense love for reading, but nothing made me want to read more than Harry Potter. Page after page I'd read the Harry Potter books, only to be let down because I'd finished an 800 page book in only 3 days. My brother, sisters and I read these books so many times that now many of the covers are missing, pages are beginning to fall out and the binding is barely holding on. Reading was a way for me to escape my life into one way more exciting. My imagination would be able to run wild; I could stroll through the halls of Hogwarts with Harry, Ron and Hermione, solve a mystery in the Westing Game, or glide along the high seas with Charlotte Doyle. Reading has changed me dramatically, I don't know how exactly, but I know it has.
So today I thought it would be fun to mention some of my favorite books incase you happened to be stumped on what to read. (My mom has probably done this already but great minds think alike)
- Sophie Kinsella / Madeline Wickham books. The Shopaholic Books are so much fun and so are all of her other ones. I especially liked Undomestic Goddess. They're such an easy read, perfect for the beach or any vacation. (The movie doesn't do them justice)
- Jodi Piccoult Books. She is such a talented writer! Her books require so much research and time, I don't understand how she writes so many of them! I think I've read almost every single one of her books.
- Harry Potter books. There is nothing better in the entire world. Seriously. These are some epic novels right here.
- Historical Fiction. Here are some amazing historical fiction books. Pam Jenoff is an INCREDIBLE historical fiction author, all of her books are so so so hard to put down. Lindy and I discovered them at Barnes and Noble and passed them to our friends and then one of our friend's Mom got her entire book club to read it! PHENOMENAL!