Life has changed drastically for all of us, but one thing that remains unchanged is the comfort, escape and friendship good books offer. An unexpected benefit of self- quarantine is that we have more time to read. Even though physical libraries are closed, e-books and audio books are still available through apps such as Libby and Audible, and while we cannot browse our favorite Indie bookstores, we can still support them by ordering books through Indiebound.
So, snuggle up with some stories. Read aloud one of your kids’ best-loved novels, share some of your childhood favorites, or discover new darlings together.
In honor of National Reading Month, here are some of my recent favorites:
For more historical YA, also check out WHITE ROSE by Kip Wilson.
TO CATCH A KILLER and TO RIGHT THE WRONGS by Sheryl Scarborough are intriguing, edge of your seat, CSI-thrillers that will keep you reading deep into the night.
A lighter middle grade graphic novel with themes of friendship and fitting in, is ALL’S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL by Victoria Jamieson.
Other MGs to check out are OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon M Draper. (The audio-book performance of this one is fabulous!), and THE INQUISITOR’S TALE or THREE MAGICAL CHILDREN AND THEIR HOLY DOG by Adam Gidwitz.