Chat Between Chapters: Independence Day Recommendations

July 5, 2015 Chat Between Chapters, Featured Posts 5


  Happy Independence Day! Let’s share some Independence Day Recommendations.

Julie Review Avatar Julie:

I’m spending this awesome holiday with family, so I thought I would share an already great post highlighting 6 Patriotic Books to read on the 4th of July.


I’m going to be honest here. I usually spend the Fourth of July holiday marathon watching Independence Day. And not really reading. I love me some Will Smith kicking alien butt. And the speech Bill Pullman gives towards the end chokes me up. EVERY TIME. If I were going to recommend a book, though, it would be 1776 by David McCullough. I think this could be one of those books that people reread each year to reaffirm our freedom. Like people reread Dickens every year at Christmas. I’m not much of a non-fiction reader, but this surpassed all my expectations for a history book. And if you are looking for a fun book, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith is pretty good. There are some Bill Bryson books that might also be good. (I haven’t read these particular books, but I’ve liked everything else I’ve read from Bill Bryson.) One Summer: America, 1927 and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. 

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