The answer is "yes!" I am an avid reader and continually read books for adults as well as books for kids. I love a good novel, but I also try to keep up with the many, many nonfiction books related to education, leadership and business. I check books out of the public library, read books on my iPad, use the public library "Overdrive" app, share some kindle and Nook books with my daughter and sister, and read whatever I can get my hands on!
Here's a taste of the books I've read over the past few weeks that I won't be reviewing, but that I highly recommend (not for kids though, but for adults). No review here, but a one-sentence explanation of why I chose to read it.
- Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo - My daughter bought it for my husband for Father's Day and we all passed it around.
- Drive by Daniel Pink - He is a great author, and I love the topic of motivation, especially as I work with teachers and students in school.
- Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell - I heard Malcolm Gladwell speak at a conference a year ago. I intended to read this right away and just never had a chance.
- The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil - What can I say? Everyone needs a good beach read, right?
- Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares - I loved the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series and didn't want to miss the final installment.
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett - Everyone's been talking about it, and I knew the movie was coming out, so I figured I'd better get on it!
- Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue - I had the electronic book on my iPad and was ready to start a new book. I had seen this one around and wanted to read it.
- House Rules by Jodi Picoult - I think I have read every book Jodi Picoult has written: she is definitely one of my favorite authors!
Whether you're a 4th grader, a parent, a teacher, a librarian or a friend, I wish you wonderful books to read in your future! If you're not sure what to read, take a chance on one of these!