This post was supposed to go up on Friday, but here we are on Tuesday because life happens! My birthday is coming up this week, I went to the beach, typical work and school, and just a lot of events come up so I haven’t had that much time to edit and write. I’m glad I get to share this post with y’all today though!
I’ve always loved reading. I think it’s fundamentally important to grow as a successful person to be well-read. There’s research that shows that too! DoSomething.org has an article on American literacy and one of the facts that stuck out to me more than the rest was, “Nearly 85% of the juveniles who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate, proving that there is a close relationship between illiteracy and crime. More than 60% of all inmates are functionally illiterate.” Just a little nerdy fact I wanted to slip in!
To be honest, I haven’t had the time to read all of these books in full, but they are all equally good in their own way. I am dying to finish them and I wanted to share these three if you’d want to check them out too in your spare time!
- Simple Pursuit: A Heart After Jesus by Passion Movement
What I like about this devotional is that it is by college students, for college students. Just like the title, the daily devotionals are short and simple to read. They touch on topics relevant to people like me walking in the word through this chapter of life, which is really great! It’s reasonably priced and filled with good content, which makes it that much better! If you’re a college student, I’d get your hands on this book!
- The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
This is my brainy book for sure. It’s an easy read but there’s lots of back-knowledge and information packed into it. The thing I really enjoy about H.G. Wells is that all of his writing was ahead of his time. In this short novel, it is not only an interesting story about a mad scientist and his experiments on people, but a commentary on Darwin’s theory of evolution and man’s obsession with advancement. It takes a really interesting look at social conflict theory as well. I’m about halfway done with this book and whenever I get the chance to pick it up it’s always a fun read!
- It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Now, my 11th grade English teacher gave this book, like The Island of Dr. Moreau, to me. I always wanted to read this book because in high school the movie for this book came out and I never see a movie without reading the book first. I’ve gotten a little bit of a start on it, but I’m excited to finally maybe have some time to actually finish it coming up.
What are you reading this month? Also, if you don’t have time to read a book, what are some goals you’ve set for yourself?