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On Your Mark…Get Set…Drop Everything And Read!

Today is Drop Everything And Read Day (aka D.E.A.R. Day)! While D.E.A.R. Day was originally created to celebrate children’s author Beverly Cleary’s birthday and the adventures of her eight-year-old main character Ramona Quimby, it’s a holiday that can be celebrated by readers of any age. And what better way to honor this special day than by dropping your chores and picking up a great book?

Since reading is one of our favorite activities/obsessions here at Writer’s Relief, we’ve put together a list of the books we think are worth dropping everything for. So put down that pen, close your laptop, let the laundry wait, wash your car tomorrow—and check out our reading list to find your next great read!

You Should Drop Everything And Read These Books!

 

Dune by Frank Herbert

 

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

 

Forever by Judy Blume

 

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

 

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg

 

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

 

Simple Wishes by Lisa Dale

 

The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman

 

The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer by Jennifer Lynch

 

Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan

 

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

 

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

 

Rain of the Ghosts by Greg Weisman

 

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

 

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson

 

Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman

 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

 

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman

 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

 

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

 

Writer Questions

QUESTION: What will you read to celebrate D.E.A.R. Day?

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2 Responses to On Your Mark…Get Set…Drop Everything And Read!

  1. I love the idea of DEAR – if only I could do it more often! I saw the Hidden Figures movie and thought it was great. I should add the book to my list.

  2. Two lovely books I’ve just read: All the Light You Cannot See and The Industry of Souls. The first for its exquisite lightness of language and unique story line about WW II, the second because of its endearing main character, who thrives despite many years spent in the gulag.

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