As things change yet again during these crazy times, here's an important question: How many books have YOU read during the last month and a half (let's say from March 16-May 4)? If you set a yearly goal, did you just blow it out of the water? Or, do you feel like there was even less time to read than normal?
Do you think there is such a thing as reading too many books? I suppose if you never talk to the people you are sheltering in place with, and your hygiene is at an all time low, then maybe you are reading too much. But otherwise, read on, my friends! Reading helps grow our empathy, teaches us new skills, improves our concentration, broadens our imagination, improves our mood, makes us laugh, makes us cry, helps us become activists, and shows us we are NOT ALONE. That last one is so during this time of isolation.
What are the top books you've read during this time? Or, what are your kids' favorite books read while you longingly wished you had time to do the same? Comment below!
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And finally, in the spirit of sharing, I decided to rank all the books I read during this time and put them in order from favorite to least favorite. Here they are:
- My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
- Insurgent by Veronica Roth
- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
- Allegiant by Veronica Roth
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
- Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman
- The Shadows between Us by Tricia Levenseller
- The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
- Chosen by Kiersten White
- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
- Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria
- Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
- The Grace Year by Kim Ligett
- Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker