I don’t know about you, but I am in the mood for a change of pace in my reading life right now. I’ve been reading a number of books lately that have been heavier. While I’ve enjoyed a number of them, I am ready for something different. Something lighter or funnier…..or something more spring-y….or something shorter. And I got to thinking, maybe others would be in the mood for something different in their reading lives too.
Being February, a month that for many can feel a bit more depressing with its gray, gloomy skies and colder weather, I thought it might just be the perfect time to do a blog book club together! A chance to have a change of pace with our reading, maybe re-reading a favorite classic, and best of all….discussing it together! What do you think? Would you like to join in?
To add even more fun to it, YOU get to decide the book! Below I am listing the options with a brief reason for why they each might be a good pick for right now. Then let me know your choice in the comments section. At the beginning of next week (by Wednesday), I will post which one wins out and give details about the book club.
Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austen
What could be more fun than visiting the Bennett’s and traveling to Pemberley? Austen hasn’t yet made the rank of favorite author for me, but I love this book! Fun and engaging, this is a great go-to pick when wanting a funnier, lighter classic novel.
The Enchanted April
By Elizabeth von Arnim
This is not quite on the lighter, funnier side; but it is set in Italy in the spring. And what better way to lift up one’s spirit than Italy in the springtime? But Italy in the springtime isn’t the only thing that makes this a good pick-me-up, it’s also all about healing and restoration.
The Phantom Tollbooth
By Norton Juster
C. S. Lewis once said: “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” In my opinion, The Phantom Tollbooth is one of those children’s books that can be enjoyed at any age. This book is clever, witty, and at times laugh out loud funny. The story is well-written and very engaging. Looking for a lighter, fun read? This one won’t disappoint. First published in 1961, this one could now be considered a classic.
The Reading Promise
By Alice Ozma
Are you more in the mood for something in the non-fiction genre? This is a more recently published book but one that is perfect for illustrating the power of reading aloud and the power of books in general. What better way to add a change of pace in your reading life than reading about the power of books and reading? I think you’ll find this book engaging and inspiring.
Okay readers, it’s your time to pick. Which one of these books do YOU choose?