Katherine Schulten's post Do You Read for Pleasure? re-runs Bruni's op-ed and ends with several requests for those 13 and under, among which are: What are the best books you’ve read on your own, for fun? What books would you recommend to others looking for pleasure reading? Why?
Here are some of the books recommended:
- The Fault in Our Stars (Bruni is a fan)
- Lemonade Mouth
- Where the Red Fern Grows
- Things Not Seen
- Old Yeller
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Book Thief
The list goes on and on and many young people did, in fact, speak to the power of reading along with the importance of reading the classics in addition to new books.