Put all your responsibilities aside, because it’s D.E.A.R. Day—Drop Everything and Read! Every year, on April 12th, we celebrate reading by getting away from distractions and picking up a book. The date comes from beloved Beezus and Ramona author Beverly Cleary, who was born on this day in 1916. Whether you prefer a familiar story with a well-worn spine or a digital novel you just loaded onto your e-reader, reading alone in a quiet spot with your favorite beverage or reading with your family, take some time to peruse a book or two and appreciate the joys of reading. And if you’re in need of a good book, we have you covered—here are a few of our favorites from the mental_floss store!