Novels or Non-Fiction: What Are You Reading For National Read Across America Day?

It’s National Read Across America Day and I am thrilled. Reading has always been my favorite hobby. When I was a child, I read everything from Corduroy to American Girl. Then on my 11th birthday, something happened that changed my life. My sister got me a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and I couldn’t put it down. I read that series throughout most of my adolescence and early adulthood, but it wasn’t just JK Rowling I became a fan of.

My fiance always jokes that I would read an oven manual if someone left it out. And he’s probably right. I just enjoy reading. I love being transported into faraway fantasy worlds or reading real-life struggles of people who live right here in my own country.

National Read Across America celebrates the birthday of legendary children’s author, Dr. Suess while encouraging Americans of all ages to pick up a book! I wanted to know what everyone in the office was reading, so being the impertinent co-worker that I am, I called everyone over and made them give me a description of the book they have open right now!

Madeline Keener, Writer

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
“Throughout my life, I’ve been acutely aware that the education I’ve received is a gift. But reading about Malala’s journey, not only for herself but girls around the world, has been the most illuminating way to start Women’s History Month”

Zoey Miller, Writer

The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman
“I like how the books and the television series are different. You can read the books and watch the show, and it’s still new to you.”

Sara Moore, HR Director

The Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
“I’m currently reading The Long Walk to Water with my daughters. The novel follows two stories. Nya, who walks hours every day to get water for her family and Salva, who leaves his village that has been destroyed by war and is a refugee wandering.”

I’m sure by this point you’re all wondering what I’m reading! Well, let me eliminate the suspense. I’m currently re-reading one of my favorite books, American Gods by Neil Gaiman. The television adaptation will be coming out in April, and I wanted to get back into it before that happens. I’d love to tell you all how I’m reading The Winds of Winter by George R R Martin, but any nerd will tell you that’s just a dream.

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