The new year is a perfect time to set a reading goal. I try to set a goal each year, and I encourage my kids to do the same thing. You can make your goal a certain number of books, join a book club, or make it a goal to read one book a month! There are also suggested reading lists with different genres to read from throughout the year.
I have a 21 Books To Read in 2021 printable and some book reviews for you to get you started.
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The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
My second-grade son came home super excited to tell me about The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Before his teacher finished reading it to the class, he asked me to get the second book (The Wild Robot Escapes). I almost cried. It’s taken him a long time to enjoy reading. This book was really cute. It’s about a Robot named ROZZUM who ends up living on an island and going wild. The book tells all about her adventures on the island with the other animals and natural elements. There are lots of chapters, but they are short, so it’s a great read-aloud book.
The Answer is…: Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek
There are many days when I welcomed Alex Trebek into my home. I cried when he passed away in early November. I listened to The Answer is…: Reflections on my Life by Alex Trebeck on Audible. I really like to listen to memoirs/biographies on audio, especially when the writer narrates. Alex Trebek and Ken Jennings narrated this book. I thought it was an interesting insight into his life growing up, behind Jeopardy’s scenes, and his life. It was a fascinating book.
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
I am a big fan of Lisa See. Her books are fictional, but heavily researched and full of information about Asian cultures, primarily China. The Island of Sea Women is about the Haenyeo-Korean women sea divers—on Jeju Island. This book spans several decades, including World War II and the Korean War. We meet a community of women that are part of the female diving collective and see how their story as friends unravels. This book was a window into a fascinating culture where women are the breadwinners of their families.
Want to-read shelf: The Witches by Roald Dahl, The Diplomat’s Wife by Pam Jenoff, and Wishtree by Katherine Applegate