Today is national read a book day. Here is a list of books you might want to check out if you haven’t already!

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1. Milk & Honey

Milk & Honey

Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur is a collection of poetry about survival. It looks at the experience of violence, love, loss, abuse, and femeninty.

2. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Contining on the poetry kick, “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” was written by Maya Angelou. Published in 1969, it is an autobirography of her life and career.

3. The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Written by Marcus Zusak, the book is a true story about a young girl named Liesel Meminger living in Nazi Germany who for a living steals to survive until she stumbles upon books and can’t help but steal learn all while bombing raids attack the city.

4. The Hobbit

The Hobbit

If you’re into fantasy and worlds filled with hobbits and wizards then definitely give “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien a read!

5. Harry Potter

Harry Potter

Harry Potter swept both young and old when author J. K. Rowling came out with it. There are a total of 7 books so there is plenty to read!

6. Astro Physics For People In A Hurry

Astro Physics For People In A Hurry

The world got to experience a solar eclipse not too long ago. From that, you may be thinking, “How do I obtain more knowledge?” Okay so maybe not even that but this book by Neil DeGrasse Tyson is sure to help you understand how time and space work without confusing you….hopefully 😉😉

7. To Kill A Mocking Bird

To Kill A Mocking Bird

Most people are familiar with this powerful story, but especially in light of current events, this would be a good read to help unify and understand the problem with racism and bigotry and why it shouldn’t exist. This book was published in 1960 by Harper Lee.

8. Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

You guys already know! This is the amazing true story about three intelligent African American women who worked at NASA and were responsible for helping put a man on the moon. The movie received really good reviews, but the book is where it’s at for the full story of these women. This book was written by Margot Lee Shetterly.

9. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

This book was written by Stieg Larsson in 2005 followed by a movie in 2011. This thriller is about a disgraced journalist who finds a chance to redeem himself when he hired by a Swedish industrialist to solve a 40-year-old murder case of his niece.

10. The Help

The Help

The Help by Kathryn Stockett is a book the explains the perspective of African American housekeepers working in white homes.

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