I was recently informed that August 9th is National Book Lovers day. I never knew that such a day existed , but I’m using it as an excuse to rave about one of my favorite things in the world ; books.
My family loves books. With an English Major for a Mother and a Teacher for a Father, my brothers and I were always encouraged to read. The biggest punishment 10 year old me could receive was no reading before bed. Needless to say, reading was a big part of my life.
“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book”
Then I went to school, and realized my love for books was not something everyone had. In fact, most people at school claimed to “not like reading”. I’ve never quite understood how you could not like books. Who wouldn’t love the happiness that comes from getting captured by a story, so you can think of nothing else? Or the way you become attached to the characters, feeling as if you really know them. Even the way the pages feel between your fingers, and the distinct smell a book has. The only thing I don’t love about reading a book is when it’s over.
So this Book Lovers day, I really encourage you to read a book. Maybe you are like me, someone who is always in the middle of a story, or maybe you’ve never been a huge fan of books. Either way, here is a short list of books for you to check out, reader or no. And who knows, maybe you’ll get hooked.
Books To Read
- Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury
- The Outsiders, By S.E Hinton
- Jane Eyre, By Charlotte Bronte (Still in the middle of this one myself)
For more recommendations, check out my previous post, Books to Read Again and Again.
Comment Below your perspective on Reading!