It’s National Read a Book Day | 8 Great Choices For You and Your Kids

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Happy National Read a Book Day! Today is one of my favorite days because I am a total book nerd. I love books so much that I totally buy more than I’ll ever be able to read. Like many other things…they’re all on my to-do list.

I often daydream about having my own library. Just the thought of surrounding myself with a room full of hundreds of books soothes my soul!

Read a Book Day

I’m so proud that I am raising readers too. My kids have come to expect bedtime stories. Most nights I more than happily oblige.

Then I put them to bed and get my read on! Here are a few on that ever-growing list of mine and a few that I’ve already read and greatly enjoyed.

For You

one | sharp objects

Read the book before you watch the show on HBO. I should have taken this advice. I fished the show last week. It was ridiculously addictive and creepily perfect. I’m sure the book is even better. I’ve purchased it and it’s next on my list!

two | girl, wash your face

My favorite quote is “Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.” I am confident that you’ll escape from the lies that keep you from the joyful, cheerful, mindful life you are meant to live after you read this one.

three | the dream daughter

I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I read it in one weekend. It seems like forever since I have read a book so quickly. I was mesmerized, transported, and just plain smitten. It goes on sale on October 2nd. Pre-order it. Seriously.


four | the perfect mother

This book is a great psychological thriller that tackles motherhood, friendship, and the delicate responsibility of taking care of children while still being oneself. Set to be made into a movie soon, I’m so glad I read the book first.

For Your Kids

one | the bee book

I adore this book. My kids adore this book. The illustrations were cute and the diagrams are extremely easy to understand. Any bug-loving kid (or adult) will love this one!

two | eraser

This book was just released, so we haven’t had a chance to read it yet. But, it’s on our list. I absolutely love anything written by Anna Kang! I’ve read all of her books to my children and they love her. We can’t wait to read them this one.

three | be kind

I don’t think I can tell my kids enough the importance of being kind in an unkind world. They get it…most of the time. The reflective story clearly and simply explains what a child can do to be kind.

four | the word collector

Purely delightful and heartwarming. This book is truly a celebration of words (I love words!) and the ideas, wishes, and dreams they express! Brilliant, fantastic, and extraordinary are just a few words I collected to describe this book!

Have you read any of these books? Any recommendations for me or the kiddos? Let me know in the comments!

18 thoughts on “It’s National Read a Book Day | 8 Great Choices For You and Your Kids

  1. I am such a book worm how did I miss this day? Since i missed the actual day I will make sure I read a book before the weekend is over.

  2. This is quite a great list! I’m currently reading ‘Girl, Wash your Face’ and I absolutely love it. I think, ‘Sharp Objects’ will be next on my list. I too am a passionate lover of books and generally tend to buy more than I can read.

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