Our fortnightly reconnect series aims to bring you ideas for family time, so that you can get together, get talking and be close again. No one likes to feel alone or disconnected from the people they love most so take our ideas and use them to help bring connection back to your world!
Do you ever have a family reading night? Me neither! But are we all missing a trick? We play games and watch movies together why not read together?
Maybe this idea is a little out there but I don’t see why every once in a while we couldn’t all settle down together somewhere cosy and each read our favourite book, or go really old school and read to each other. When we go on long car journeys, my family really enjoys listening to an audiobook, usually read by Stephen Fry! We have listen to Dan Brown novels, Harry Potter and even a Brief History of Time!
Often my husband or I will read something great usually a series and then tell each other and both enjoy talking about it, we often discuss which books we think our daughters might like to read or that we could read to them which they would love. Like a mini family book club! If you have more grown up children you could each take turns to set a reading book for the family to all enjoy and then see what you all think at the end. This could be a great way to not only get reading but to also get talking. So in order to give this idea of starting your own family book club and/or book night, a little kick start I have been asking my friends and family of all ages to tell me what their recommended reads are, hopefully it will give you some inspiration to get started with your family.
For the Philosopher – A Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
For the Young Adventurer – The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
For the One who likes Funny Voices and Actions – 3 Little Pigs
For the One who get things stuck! – Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
For the One who Likes Sports – Friday Night Lights by H G Bissinger
For the Mystery lover – Northern Lights Triology by Phillip Pullman
For the Fantasy – Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
For the Historian – Fortress Malta by James Holland
For the Romance – Faro’s Daughter by Georgette Hayer
For the One who loves animals – Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
For the Scientist – Hello, Is this Planet Earth? by Tim Peake
For the Classic Kids tales – Matilda by Ronald Dahl
For the Romantic Traveller – A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
For the True Story – Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
I hope our recommendations have got your juices flowing there really are so many great reads out there! Send in your recommendation so we can add to the list and tell us all about how your family book club is going!