National READ A BOOK Day, September 6th | Here are some book suggestions for kids AND grown ups!

September 6, 2018, is National Read a Book Day!

This is a day I can fully support!  I love reading!  In fact, I want to ignore everything all day and read!  Who’s with me??

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Don’t know what to read?  Here are some suggestions!

This remains one of my favorite books that I’ve read recently:

Station Eleven: A Novel – by Emily St. John Mandel

2014 National Book Award Finalist and A New York Times Bestseller

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.


And this is one of my favorite reads from this summer:

The President is Missing – by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

#1 New York Times Bestseller

The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view . . .

Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. Filled with information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years.

Here are some other books I have enjoyed:

The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret by Catherine Bailey

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne by David Starkey

Beauty by Robin McKinley

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (my favorite classic and all time favorite book)

What about books for the kids?

Now would be a great time to pick up a book to read aloud as a family (or even get on audio to listen to in the car – one of our favorite things to do!)  Here are some of our favorite read-alouds:

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

A beloved favorite in this household and many others.  If you’re just going to read one, read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  Buy my recommendation is to get the whole series on audio and start with The Magician’s Nephew.

The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Yes, we have listened to this entire series.  Yes, even my SON loves it.  Obviously, Little House on the Prairie is the most recognizable title in this series but it is actually preceded by Little House in the Big Woods.  There are nine books total in the series.  This is another great series for audio.

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

Ok, I know this is supposed to be a list of books for National READ a Book Day but this is another one that is delightful on audio!  Charlotte’s Web is the E.B. White book that seems to get the most attention, but I enjoyed this one far more!



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