Author Spotlight: Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover’s novels have taken social media by storm. With intense, heart-wrenching writing and well developed characters, it’s no wonder her books are so popular. Hoover worked as a teacher and social worker before publishing her first book, Slammed, in 2012, and becoming a New York Times best selling author overnight. In the past decade,Continue reading “Author Spotlight: Colleen Hoover”

Why It’s Harder for Adults to Read

Reading logs and book clubs were the center of language arts classes in the elementary school days. Now, it’s harder to persuade adults into reading than it is children, but why? The benefits of reading greatly increase as we get older, so continuing the habit into adulthood is more important than ever. Social Media ItContinue reading “Why It’s Harder for Adults to Read”

Why it’s Important to do Something You Enjoy

I have always believed you should spend your time doing things you genuinely enjoy. The saying “Do What You Love, Love What You Do” follows me through my decision making, especially when I step into something new. Within the past two months, I came to realize I was guilty of the opposite. After some reflectionContinue reading “Why it’s Important to do Something You Enjoy”

Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Throughout the month of March, we celebrate Women of all kinds in their different and individual bodies. To be reminded of the ladies we have around us and in the books we read, here is a list of books that you should read during Women’s History Month. Each book is written by a female authorContinue reading “Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month”

Required Summer Reading: Yay or Nay?

Your back in high school and the clock ticks as the school year ends and Summer begins! Until…your teacher places a list of five books with a bold, capitalized title on top REQUIRED SUMMER READING! It’s a topic discussed every Summer between students, teachers, and parent Facebook forums but all for different reasons. The studentsContinue reading “Required Summer Reading: Yay or Nay?”

Suggestions from Strangers

One of the best things about reading is the community formed through literature. Whether it’s from a book club, seeing regulars in the library, or chatting with strangers about their favorite books, it’s a language that is easily understood amongst avid readers. Aside from writing for Our Future Reads, I’m also a part-time waitress. So,Continue reading “Suggestions from Strangers”

A Series on Situational Books: Fiction Books that Include Mental Health

For the last article in our situational books series, I wanted to bring in the topic of mental health and why it’s important to read about books that include characters with mental illness. It makes it aware to readers who struggle with a mental illness that you are not alone. By authors including these characters,Continue reading “A Series on Situational Books: Fiction Books that Include Mental Health”