We started school this past month, so I was sure my reading time would disappear but instead as I usually do when I get a little stressed, I create time to read. (Yes, by saying "create time" I pretty much actually mean "ignore the things that I should be doing instead such as cleaning and folding laundry.")
Often people ask me how I can read so much. There are many other small ways but one of my favorites is reading by reading young adult and children's books.
I think some of the most beautiful, and even thought-provoking, literature is written specifically for these age groups. This month some of these "younger" books included Mockingbird, Olive's Ocean, and The Graveyard Book.
Read below your reading level because, if not, you are missing out!
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Everything we Keep by Kerry Lonsdale
Me, Myself, & Bob: A True Story
about God, Dreams, and Talking Vegetables by Phil Vischer
Birds: Myth, Lore & Legend by Rachel Warren-Chadd and Marianne Taylor
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders
and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (Book Club)
Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
Mrs. Bennett has Her Say by Jane Juska
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Book Club)
A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille
Book that I enjoyed most this month:
I wouldn't say I enjoyed it most but it is the one that surprised me the most, The Graveyard Book. It was one I voted to read simply because it was a Newberry Award winner. When I started and it involved murder, ghosts, werewolves, and the such I wasn't sure I would finish it. But after the first few pages I was hooked and couldn't put it down.
Book that still has me thinking about it:
Me, Myself, & Bob and Mockingbird
Book that I will discuss with my kids:
A Thomas Jefferson Education and Birds Myth, Lore, & Legend
Book that I will never read again:
Mrs. Bennett has Her Say
Book that I gave up on and never finished:
Book that I have previously read:
Flowers for Algernon
Book that I will read again someday:
Killers of the Flower Moon (It even included Pinkerton and other information from one of last month's Book Clubs, Girl In Disguise!)