I have always loved reading. I remember summers growing up, I loved to read books. I think sometimes I would read a book a day. Summer days are the perfect time for reading. While your favorite TV shows are probably running reruns, why not grab a glass of iced tea (I live in the South), your favorite book and start reading. Don’t waste your summer! To make this a little more fun, let’s have a summer reading challenge. For this challenge, I suggest we read one book a week.
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Reading has many benefits like learning a new skill you could try cooking or sewing, increase your knowledge of science and history or read your favorite novels just for fun.
Summer days are meant to be filled with reading your favorite books.
Mom’s Summer Reading List
Want to join the summer reading challenge, but you need a few ideas for your reading list? Give these ideas a try:
Fiction book ideas:
- A book by your favorite author
- A book by an author you have never read before
- A fiction book set in Europe
- A fiction book set in the past
- A fiction book set in the future
Non-fiction book ideas:
- A book about an event in history (become an expert)
- A biography about an important historical figure
- A book about home organization or time management
- A parenting book
- A “How to” book on your favorite hobby or something you would like to learn
A Few of My Favorite Books:
Here are a few of my favorite books you might enjoy:
Make It Happen by Laura Casey is an inspiring book to help you get focused, overcome fear and have a life you love.
The Magic of Motherhood by Ashlee Gadd reminds us of the joys of motherhood through stories that will make you laugh and cry. It’s the story of all moms and the joy we have in the everyday experiences of motherhood.
Pick a few favorite books from each list and get started reading.
Here are 2 summer reading list printables – one is just a list and the other is divided by month for June, July, and August so you can plan your monthly reading:
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Don’t Forget the Kids
Summer reading will keep your kids actively learning too. Give them a challenge to read this summer too. If they read well, encourage them to read 1 or 2 books a week (or even a book a day, it’s summer they have lots of extra time). If they need more time, suggest 1 to 2 books every 2 weeks.
Books are a wonderful way to grow imagination. Summer reading can be more relaxed than school year reading. To help grow your child’s love of reading, let you child choose the books he/she would like to read.
You could even have a challenge with your kids to see who can read the most books. Then have a fun reward at the end of summer for reading books.
What’s on your summer reading list? Share your favorite book in the comments.