What Kind of Books Can Children, Teenagers and Parents Read if They Want To Get Into Reading?

What Kind of Books Can Children, Teenagers and Parents Read if They Want To Get Into Reading

We should recommend children to start reading books as soon as they learn how to read because that’s when their minds develop. As soon as they start reading they’ll get smarter and as they grow older they will be able to make the right decisions for themselves as well as know the differences between right and wrong. We should never give children to read something that’ll be difficult for them to understand. They should start slow. I recommend letting them read Goosebumps by RL Stine if they’re a little brave. It is the books of R.L Stine that made me an avid reader. The best part about his books were that it kept me thoroughly entertained, I didn’t require games or TV to spend my time. But if you think they’ll like reading something that’s not very scary, I recommend The Diary of a Wimpy Kid. This book is funny, wacky and interesting. Even an adult can read this and enjoy it. But most importantly, let them choose what they want to read first.

Now about my favourite genre, the Young Adult books. As teenagers, we are always confused about almost everything, even when it comes to choosing our favourite artist from a music band. But as we grow older we either sort these things out or we don’t really care about it anymore. If you are a new reader or you are already a reader and want to read something new, there’s one book I’m never confused about suggesting, and that’s The Harry Potter series. It doesn’t matter if you’re a girl or a boy, you’ll love this whole series. Especially if you’re a boy and you cringe at the word ‘romance’ in almost everything. If you’re a girl who loves everything cute and fluffy yet not too fluffy, I suggest reading ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ by Jenny Han, ‘A Very Large Expanse of Sea’ by Tahereh Mafi &/or ‘Eleanor and Park’ by Rainbow Rowell. I can assure you that you’ll end up loving these books very much, in fact, it might come up in your ‘ favourite books’ list!

Now comes the books that the parents can read. Firstly, they can read the books that their children read if they want to, so they can discuss it with them and trust me, discussing the topics that both the parents and children like is the best conversations you can ever have together. Other than that, you can read ‘The Hate You Give’, ‘A Man Called Ove’ or you can also read ‘Finding Audrey’. I love and prefer the latter option first because it can be read by both the children and parents. Plus it gives you an insight into your children’s mind. Like what they think about you, why they do for what they do, etc.  It’s hilarious as well, if you don’t find it funny, you’re either a rock or you are having a very bad day. But it’ll be worth reading.

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By Samama Reza

Samama Reza is a book blogger and reviewer living in Dubai, U.A.E. She loves reading books, and in times when she is not reading, reviewing, blogging or taking pictures of her beloved books, she tends to write, A LOT. And when she's not reading OR writing, you'll probably find her watching Netflix or Bollywood movies and songs.

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