Utah has several well-known authors so it’s no surprise that many Utahns will already be picking up a book for National Read a book Day. 

This national day encourages anyone to grab their favorite book and read a bit on Sept. 6. You don’t need to be an avid reader, just someone who owns a book. Booklovers already had their day on Aug. 9. 

So, why should you bother picking up a book? 

Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress. Older adults who spend time reading show a slower cognitive decline and tend to participate in more mentally stimulating activities over their lifetime.  Books are an inexpensive entertainment, educational tool, and time machine too!”National Day Calendar 

Personally, getting sucked into a great book is one of my favorite ways to pass the time (even when I don't have said time). 

If you haven't picked up a book in a while, St. George has a few places you can stop by to peruse the books; Barnes & Noble and the Book Bungalow.  

There is also Deseret Books but those will be more specialized. 

Some Utah authors to look out for: 

  • Brandon Sanderson 
  • Brandon Mull 
  • Allie Condie 
  • Dan Wells 
  • Shannon Hale 

Some of my personal favorites to read are: 

Anything by Sarah J. Maas 

She has three series out right now ranging from Young Adult fantasy to adult fantasy. If you do choose to start reading Maas, I highly recommend beginning with the Throne of Glass series, then A Court of Thorns and Roses, and THEN Crescent City. 

Malcolm Gladwell 

Gladwell is a renowned author and journalist who writes the most interesting historical/social books that dive deep into how the world operates and why things like Ponzi schemes and interrogation do or don’t work.  

I’d love to know what you’re currently reading. Message me on FB! 


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