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Here’s What Parents are Reading Now That Kids are Back in School

While the pandemic afforded many people more time at home, the disruptions of homeschooling children and working from home made finding time to read more difficult for many people. But, now it’s autumn of 2021, and there’s no better season to embark on quality reading. The weather is marvelous, with just enough warmth to cozy up on the sofa and read a book. The children are finally back in school, and that means parents enjoy quiet reading times.

So, what books are parents reading this back-to-school season? Below are some of the trending books you should add to your library this autumn. 

“The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is synonymous with heartbreaking and fascinating nonfiction historical books. “The Four Winds” is no exception. The book is set in 1934 in Texas, when the Great Depression took place, and people grappled with severe famine. That leaves Elsa in a dilemma: “Should she stay and fight for her land’s revival and success or head to California in search of a better life?” The author depicts the hardship and challenges of achieving the American Dream in a sorrowful story that makes many readers shed tears.

“Peaces” by Helen Oyeyemi

Peaces is another fiction book by Helen Oyeyemi, an award-winning British-Nigerian author. In her new book, she tells a story where magical powers interact with the real world. Peaces takes place in a quaint ruinous train called Lucky Day and gravitates around five queer-looking and mysterious individuals and two mongoose pets. As the characters interact and the story reaches a climax, many revelations occur, bringing the puzzle together.

“Klara and The Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning technology is inspiring the future world. That’s what inspired Kazuo Ishiguro, the 2017 Nobel Prize (Literature) winner, to write Klara and The Sun. Klara is AI who observes deeply and uniquely understands the stimulants that trigger various human behavioral patterns as she waits patiently for a potential customer to purchase her. The book engages sweetly and explores different aspects of life, such as connections, love, and love.

“Lovecraft Country” by Matt Ruff

The socio-political issues that occurred during the pandemic evoked nostalgic feelings that reminded people of the country’s racist history. Set in the 1950s, Lovecraft Country provides a fast-paced story that’ll keep you engaged for hours. The author tells a story based in The South, highly steeped in suspense, horrific tales, and supernatural forces on enchanting sundown towns.

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