One of the joys of my life is helping to facilitate a book club aimed at helping intellectually disabled adults improve their reading abilities.
It is honestly the best hour of my week…well, maybe rivaled with being a Sunday school teacher of some sweet, rowdy 3-4 year olds.
But as far as adults go, this is the most wonderful group that I enjoy being with so much.
They definitely each have their own distinct personalities, but they are so kind and respectful to each other and to us, it is just an absolute joy to be around. And they have quite the senses of humor, also.
I would be remiss if I didn’t take a second to acknowledge what I realized when I wrote the above — helping other people/serving as a volunteer is the most rewarding parts of my life.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a great life, but that serving others thing… well, it really is what makes my heart feel like it’s just swelling to overflow with light and positivity.Therefore, if you don't have an outlet in your life that you are serving others, PLEASE find something that fits well with your personality and skills. You will be handsomely rewarded. I promise. Click To Tweet
Where to Find the Books & How Many to Order
This post contains affiliate links where you can find the books on Amazon, as it is usually the best place to find them rather quickly and in bulk. You can read my affiliate disclosure at the bottom of this page.
You will likely want to order one book per student/participant, and maybe even one for each facilitator, depending on how your book club is set up.
A Note on the Books
The books are primarily condensed versions of very long, classic novels.
(I find it interesting that I benefit from reading these, as well, as I’m also deepening my knowledge of literature.)
Most of these books are from a certain brand of books, as they are very well done and sturdy.
Be sure that you select Hardcover (or Paperback, if preferred.) We generally do hardcover, as they stand up well since participants take them home every week.
So, let’s get into it, shall we? Here is a suggestion of the books we’ve used, alphabetized.
If you want a printable list, you can find it here with direct links also.
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