Books Round-up: Summer, classics, feminism, kindness & diversity

Books round-up

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Welcome to June’s Books Round-up, I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine? I find that it’s very good reading weather! Nothing better than getting a spare 5 minutes to sit in the garden in the sunshine with a good book. If you’re finding it hard to find time to read then maybe Zoe Prose’s blog post about reading tools to help you make the most of your reading time will help? If you’re looking for some summer reading inspiration then Fashion and Frappes may be able to help you with her summer favourites reading list. If you want to get your child(ren) in the mood for summer Kitty and B has written a review on The Diaries of Robin’s Travels which is a collection of books about Robin travelling the world with his Grandad, I have to say they look really fab.  

I’ve read a couple great posts about classic books this month. I did the Brontës for my dissertation at university so I really enjoyed reading The Ginger Bread House’s review of Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life. Boo Roo and Tigger Too shares 3 classic books she thinks every modern readers should try, I’ve read two out of three and would definitely recommend Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. 

With the political climate being what is is at the moment, I loved Mama Cat and Baby B’s post 5 heroines invited to our fantasy play date, Matilda would definitely be on my list too. Equally, I really enjoyed Hi Baby’s blog on how to build a feminist library for your toddler, I’m going to be investing in some of the books featured for my children. Monkey and Mouse wrote a great post about raising caring sons where she shares 5 books that focus on promoting kindness in children. Finally, another one of the list Along Came Poppy writes about books that promote cultural diversity with some wonderfully looking books that explain culture and differences. 

This month I have written about how I encouraged my son to read with Tranformers phonics books, focussing on books that he will like so he can understand the joy of reading. I enjoyed Buzy Mum’s blog where she shares 8 best books for young children where each of her children share some of their favourite books, it’s a great idea for a blog post. If you have a baby and are looking for some book inspiration,  Teddy Bears and Cardigans has shared some lovely first books for babies that will help you get your baby’s library started. 

I hope you enjoyed the round-up. If you would like to be included in next month’s round-up I would love to hear from you, you can tweet me @laurasummers or drop me an email.

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About Laura Summers

Laura is a Mum of three, as well as a freelance writer and blogger at Laura’s Lovely Blog. A consummate bookworm, she thanks the Gods of invention for the eReaders because she can now hide just how many books she’s buying. A bit of a magpie, Laura has a bit of a handbag addiction and is lover of lovely things. She also writes about gratitude and positivity, as well as life as a Mum of three. You can find her on Twitter @laurasummers or Instagram @laura_summers.