I just finished reading my first full novel since I started having kids five years ago. It took me multiple library renewals and nights without TV, but I did it. And I did it for myself. It was so satisfying that I read another book, and another.
It’s easy for us to get caught up in what we should be doing instead of sitting down with a good book and actually enjoying it. Parents might think: “I should do the dishes.” or “I should organize the closet.” Likewise, students have their own list of shoulds: “I should fill out another scholarship application.” or “I should read my Rhetoric book again so I’m ready for school in the fall.”
There’s nothing wrong with being prepared for school, or reading to better yourself, but whatever happened to reading for enjoyment? Our annual summer reading contest is the perfect time to explore and enjoy reading.
It begins now and continues through September 16, 2019. We only ask that you as parents or teachers verify what the children have read, and then, after they have met their goals, complete the online entry form. Please encourage them to read good literature, not just look for a book that meets the page count criteria. Click here to download a reading chart if you would like to track your student’s progress.
Veritas Press Reading Contest Rules
Need some suggestions? Check out our summer reading lists below.
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