Today, we are going to focus on something many people overlook…reading! Reading is an amazing way to escape your current reality, grow your brain, and relax. So, let’s get into it with a list of my favorite books that you should read:
- “Where The Crawdads Sing” – A #1 New York Times Bestseller which chronicles a girl growing up alone in a swamp, and how people treat her for her upbringing. If you love romance, the beauty of nature, and coming of age this is for you. Oh, and it also revolves around a murder.
- “Educated” – This autobiography written by Tara Westover dives into her upbringing in a abusive, cult-esque household which did not allow her to go to school. It is extremely eye opening on the importance of education and how anything is possible.
- “Catch-22” – This is the most entertaining war story book…and maybe one of the funniest books I have ever read. 10/10 recommend!
- “My Dark Vanessa” – Intended for a more mature audience, this novel shows a unique perspective on a teacher-student relationship, and how the realization of grooming can impact the student later in life. In wakes of the “Me Too” movement, this is a very interesting- yet heartbreaking, read.
- “What She Left Behind” – If you enjoy books with two perspectives, this period drama with a modern twist is a quick and captivating read.
- “Brave New World” – Similar to George Orwell’s “1984”, this dystopian novel written in 1931 is eye opening to the modern reader. It explores cloning and emphasizes the use of technology in our world.
- “What Light” – Does this book take place during Christmas time? Yes; however, it is such a cute story and a quick read, so why not read it now? Also it is written by Jay Asher, author of “13 Reasons Why”, so you know it is well written.
- “The Fault in Our Stars” – You may have seen the movie. but the book is always better.
- “You Are a Badass” – If you want to feel more confident, explore manifestation, and achieve your best self this book is for you.
- “Everything, Everything”– This romance novel shows that no matter how isolated you may feel, there is always hope. This is a quick read that I highly recommend.
If you are bored (or on Spring Break coming up) I hope you refer back to this list! Reading is good for the soul, and you should really try to read a little bit each day.