Reading Challenge: 10 Books from the 1930s

Authors in the 1930s took various approaches to the difficult circumstances of the time. Some created books that realistically revealed the times' difficulties, and others wrote stories that provided an escape from reality. Our reading challenge contains some of both. You'll find romance, self-help, and a taste of chick-lit as well as classics and some biting satire. You might be surprised; not every book written in the 30s about the 30s features poverty, the Dust Bowl, or Nazis. Many told lots of other stories during this decade. Here are 10 that tell a great story while capturing the history of the times.

How to Escape the Reading Slump

As the end of summer approaches, our lives seem to get busier. Work becomes more hectic, and we have less time for leisure activities, like hiking, gardening, and reading.  While reading on a beach, near the pool, or in a favorite spot is a great everyday hobby, life can get in the way of doing [...]