March is National Reading Awareness Month! Don’t let it slip by without grabbing a great book and hunkering down for a nice read. Need some suggestions? Here are our favorites right now.
Mystery: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
There is nothing better than a gripping mystery to get you hooked and preoccupied, wondering whodunit. This fourth installment from Robnert Galbraith (many will recognize this as the pen name of J.K. Rowling) about grumpy private detective Cormoran Strike and his stubborn yet sympathetic partner Robin. As they chase down twist after turn in a blackmail turned maybe-muder case, you will never see each surprise coming. Set aside quite a bit of time for this one, as it follows Harry Potter’s propensity for length.
Nonfiction: Becoming by Michelle Obama
In Becoming, Obama tells the story of her journey from Chicago to the White House and everything in between. A wonderful storyteller, she entralls the reader with what made her the empowered and strong woman she is today, and the mistakes she learned from to become who she is. This is an inspirational, entertaining, and eye-opening tale.
Self-help: Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin
The latest from Gretchen Rubin, happiness expert, Outer Order, Inner Calms brings a realistic and human approach to cleaning up our outer environments in order to bring ourselves inner peace. Her theory is that when we can get control of the stuff surrounding us, it helps us get better control of our lives. This book is motivating, and includes long-term habit forming ideas to make sure your outer order and inner calm stay balanced.
Young adult: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas, author of The Hate You Give, has released her highly anticipated second book On the Come Up. In this novel, the main character, Bri, must fight against all odds in order to become what she knows she is meant to be. What’s free for some isn’t always free for others, and Bri learns this lesson the hard way. (Note: If you are an adult who has not ventured into Young Adult fiction, let me just tell you you are missing out! This genre has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade, and there are a ton of amazing books out there!)
Children’s book: A is for Awesome by Eva Chen
A is for Awesome tells the stories of 23 iconic women in history. Through the alphabet, women like Amelia Earhart, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Malala Yousafzai, and many more are celebrated for their contributions to history and the present. These feminist icons and how they changed the world can be a part of every youngster’s vocabulary!