When I look back and think about who was the major motivator behind getting me to read when I was young, it was you. A journey that if I remember correctly, wasn’t always a walk in the park. But there were always an abundance of books in our home and the encouragement to nurture whatever our interests may have been with an emphasis on the importance of reading. Now that I’m a mother, I can only hope to be that source of support for my daughter. Now that I work in a library, I can only hope to be that source of support for each child that walks through that door.
I know you’ve been itching for book recommendations lately, (especially after reading The Hunger Games), so this Mother’s Day I put together a few recommendations as a reference for when you’re looking for your next good read. It isn’t much, but I know if I could give you anything that you’d really enjoy… This would be it.
A Mother’s Day Reading List:
1. The Guensey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Borrows
2. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells
3. Divergent by: Veronica Roth
4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
5. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
6. Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt (I stayed up all night reading this book)
7. The Scorpio Races by: Maggie Stiefvater
8. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
9. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
10. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Happy Mother’s Day!