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10 Great Read a Book Books I Need(ed) to Own

Since today is National Read a Book Day, I decided to twist the theme for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday over at ThatArtsyReaderGirl a little (seeming to do it more often nowadays). So here are books with words like ‘read a book’ in their titles that I simply need(ed) to own after having read/seen them. A couple are books I no longer need to own but holding on simply because…..

Are you still wondering what I am talking about? Here is where, show not tell, plays an active role. So read on to find out what these books are!

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Read a Book Books

  1. Directed Reading and Writing (own the copy, and have referred to it so many times now for inspiration) (for teens and older – nonfiction)
  2. How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander (got this one for myself after reading it last year) (4 – 8 years)
  3. How to Read a Story by Kate Messner (love Kate Messner, and this book was no different, so had to get a copy for myself) (5 – 7 years)
  4. How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler (read it a while ago when I borrowed it from the library but needed to keep reading/referring to it; so an e-book is what I own now. This book along with the next two on the list need time and need to read in bits and pieces. Thankfully, we can do so!)
  5. How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom (again, the title drew me in and got an e-book for myself)
  6. Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose (the author and the title! I got an e-book for myself here again though I know I will love the physical copy too – the cover!)
  7. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. This is a book that literally helped me teach my child to read , and in less than 100 lessons that were definitely not hard at all!
  8. The Ultimate Reading Challenge. Okay, so this one is the book I now need to get for myself. I simply can’t help myself. It looks so much fun, and am definitely adding it to the list of books for other bibliophiles and for those who are trying to get started on reading (more).
  9. Very Short Stories to Read Together (You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You) by Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley  
  10. You Read to Me & I’ll Read to You: Stories to Share from the 20th Century by Janet Schulman. A much loved book in our library.

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Dear reader, have you read any of these books in today’s list? Or similar ‘read a book’ books? I would love to hear (and read) your recommendations, as well as your thoughts on this post.

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