If you’re like me, you might be feeling a little strapped for time. Between classes, jobs, internships, and trying to find time to eat dinner, I don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything that I want to do. Unfortunately, one of those things is READ. I recently looked over my childhood bookshelf and grabbed a couple old favorites – so if you want a quick read, try checking out these books! Who knows – you might even still have them around the house.

  1. The Twits by Roald Dahl.


“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.


“And now,’ Max cried, ‘Let the wild rumpus start!'”

3. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.


“Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, then you become Real.'”

4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.


“It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. My mom said some days are like that.”

5. The Lorax by Dr. Suess.


“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

6. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne.


“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

7. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.


“You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…in one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night….You – only you – will have stars that can laugh.”

Hopefully these stories remind you of some good memories of growing up and you find ways to incorporate their lifelong lessons into your daily life! Read on!