Books: Why Read? by Mark Edmundson

Today's book recommendation is a call to build reading as a consistent habit. We obviously agree given these daily book recommendations. What differentiates a successful person from an average one? It's reading.

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In this important book, acclaimed author Mark Edmundson reconceives the value and promise of reading. He enjoins educators to stop offering up literature as facile entertainment and instead teach students to read in a way that can change their lives for the better. At once controversial and inspiring, this is a groundbreaking book written with the elegance and power to change the way we teach and read.