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Reading Revival: The Best Books to Read Together as a Family

Reading Revival: The Best Books to Read Together as a Family

Reading is a great pastime. Reading together as a family lets everyone enjoy a great story together. With social distancing and COVID-19 prevention measures in place, reading together as a family is a great way to reconnect with each other and with some of your favorite stories. Here are some of our top picks for books and series to read together and enjoy. Just be sure to keep age appropriateness in mind when selecting a book or series. Our selections include options for different ages and maturity levels.

1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
3. The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley
4. Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
5. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
8. The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) by Roald Dahl
9. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
10. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
11. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
12. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
13. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
14. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
15. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

For hundreds of years, families read together from various books or often, the Bible. A tradition that we’ve mostly lost overall as a society. What better time than now to make new memories and enjoy great stories by reading together as a family? Is your favorite childhood book or series on our list? This list of top books and series will get you through several months and it might just create a new family tradition of reading together that lasts long beyond current circumstances. That would be a real reading revival.

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