When you are asked to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of a mysterious illness, and you are a reader, you’re going to react one of two ways:
- Let’s analyze real life vs. all the book plots.
- Let’s read about anything other than a grim future.
Shockingly, I’m in camp two. I’m as surprised as you are. And so, I collected (meaning I scrolled through Good Reads) and pulled out some books that didn’t make me anxious. In fact, they all make me smile. I included a couple books for adults, but these are mostly books that we as a family enjoyed.
I have all these books listed on Amazon, but check your library for an E-book if you can. I’ll add to the list over there as I think of more.
Whether you are replicating school at home, relaxing, already homeschooling, or just letting the kids be feral: reading aloud for even 15 minutes a day will become something that they will remember, and you’ll create some shared memories.