The rewarding way to celebrate

Exclusive Books has decided that there is no better way to celebrate their 70th birthday than by picking their choice of 70 Books to Read Before You Grow Up, the perfect introduction to the books that they think form the DNA of a reader. Like pantry staples for a cook, these are some of the must-have ingredients to enhance a lifelong love for the written word.

“At 70, we know that we would be considered all ‘grown up’ – but this list will equally delight the young and young-at-heart. There’s a splendiferous mix of classics, old and new, books that capture our reality now, stories that introduce important ideas and world-views, tales to help to process emotion and stress in appropriate ways and navigate our nuanced, sometimes chaotic world,” Exclusive Books says.

“Forbes says the heaviest commonality between successful people is their reading capacity, with most CEOs of Fortune500 companies reading some 52 books a year! Easier if this wonderful habit of absorbing narrative is taken up with enthusiasm from a young age. “Have we left your favourite book off the list? Are you surprised that we chose this Julia Donaldson over another? Are you gratified to see that your best book of all time made the cut? No matter your thoughts on our selection of 70 Books to Read Before You Grow Up, we hope that it gets you thinking about your 70, and that you share these with a young reader near you.”

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