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If you are like me and love reading, then you will understand my excitement at the idea of reading a good book once a semester is over. I finally have the time to pick up the book of my choice and finally relax and have no guilt in spending time reading over studying. Here are the five books I would like to read once finals are finally over!

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

This is the story of Pip, a girl in her senior year of High School in the town of Fairview. For her senior project, she decides to re-open a  case known across town: the murder of Andie Belle. Everyone in this town is convinced that Andie’s boyfriend murdered her and then killed himself. However, Pip is not convinced. Since she was once close to Sal Sigh, the boyfriend and suspected murderer, she has her doubts. The project quickly turns into something more. Maybe finding evidence of Sal’s innocence. However, things become more and more serious to the point where Pip’s life is being threatened. Is Sal innocent? Is there more to the story? What really happened to Andie? To get an answer to all these questions, you’ll need to read the book.

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

In the small town of Barkley Cove, rumors of a marsh girl have haunted its citizens for years. Therefore, when a murder is committed in the town, they immediatly suspect Kya Clarke or the so-called Marsh Girl. However, Kya is not who they believe she is. She is intelligent and sensitive and has been living in the marsh for years. All of a sudden, she is faced with the possibility of feeling love for the first time when being approached by two men who have been intrigued by her story. Little did she know what would eventually happen.

The Heir by Keira Cass

The Heir is the fourth book in the Selection series. It is the story of America, a five castes, who was chosen to be part of the selection. The selection is a competition to win Prince Maxon’s hand in marriage. Through the first three books, we learn who America is as a woman, we see her and Maxon’s relationship blossom, and we experience America become more and more like a Princess. However, the question remains: will she win the selection? Or will she be forced to go back to a five castes? What about her ex-boyfriend Aspen, will he prevent her from winning the competition?

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

This is the story of a circus that arrives without warning. And it is only open at night. Putting aside their worries, those who live in this particular city went along with this mysterious circus and participated at night. However, there is more to this circus behind the scenes than the public believes. Celia and Marco, two magicians, are competing to see which one of them is the best magician. Only one can be left standing. However, Celia and Marco fall in love, which is forbidden. Their love causes many dangerous consequences for the performers as well as the participants at high risk.

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban 

Six high school teens are invited to a scholarship dinner. The queen bee, the star athlete, the valedictorian, the stoner, the loner, and the music geek. Once they arrive at the dinner, they realize it’s a trap. In the room are a bomb and a syringe with poison. They are instructed that they have to pick one of them to die, or else they all have the same fate. One of the teens, Amber Prescott, is determined to get them all out alive, however her goal might be more difficult to obtain. None of them know why they are there and what they have in common, until they realize they all are hiding something which might answer the following question: Who would want six high school teens dead?

Those are the five books I would like to pick up once finals are over. I am so excited to be able to read without feeling guilty. I wish each of you good luck on your finals!

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Émilie Tittel

Concordia CA '22

I am a second generation Concordian. I am studying in Leisure Sciences in the hopes of working in schools and creating programs that would increase motivation in all students, inspired from my life as a dyslexic in our school system. Passionate about anything music, figure skating, and bullet journaling.
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