No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. —Confucius
Many problems could be solved if more people read more books. Books open up the mind and reveal different perspectives we may not have previously considered. They show the power of compassion and the ugliness of hatred. Books allow us to travel to far off places or learn the hidden secrets of our home town. Books change and educate us in a way that cannot be undone. And this mind-opening phenomenon starts when we are children. Unfortunately, not all children have access to books and this is our chance to change that!
The #ProjectReadathon Million Minutes Campaign starts tomorrow! It’s the perfect way to give back by reading. During the week of April 17-23 log on to ReadWell.PenguinRandomHouse.com. There you will have access to free, timed excerpts from various Penguin Random House books and authors.
Every time you log minutes, Penguin Random House will donate books to Save the Children for children in communities across North America. The number of books donated depends on how much we read. If you read a 20 minute excerpt, PRH will donate 5 books. Read for 120 minutes and they’ll donate 60 books!
Here are just a few of my favorite Penguin Random House books that you can easily tear through this week. Happy reading!
If you haven’t read this book, what are you waiting for?
Auggie Pullman was born with extreme facial abnormalities. He goes from being home schooled to attending 5th grade at a private middle school. Auggie is faced with enduring taunting, fear, and ignorance from not only students, but other parents as well. He is one of the most courageous protagonists I have ever read about. You will fall in love with Auggie right from the start!
I do love a good murder mystery. If you’ve seen the series on HBO, you know it’s really good. But heed my words, the book is always, always better.
I don’t really need to describe this book as I feel like 90% of the population has already binged or at least heard of the Netflix series. Personally, I didn’t care for the series. And yes, I watched all 13 episodes. But I loved the book.
“We are Sinclairs. No one is needy. No one is wrong. We live, at least in the summertime, on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts. Perhaps that’s all you need to know.
Except that some of us are liars.”
If you like a twist ending, this is a great choice!