Do you have some free time on your hands, but feel like you want to be more productive than Netflix? I know I feel that way sometimes and a fantastic book is all you realty need. It is a shame how easy it is in college to pick up a book for class reasons only. So, if you are in the mood for a good book (and actually fast reads), I have some great options for you.
1. Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This book is a classic. It’s a novel about the American dream with an extraordinary love story. It has a lot of meaningful moments and keeps your interest for sure! I am also a fan of the movie, I mean come on, who doesn’t like Leonardo DiCaprio? Exactly, but before investing in the movie, read the book first!
2. Room by Emma Donoghue
Room is a rather intriguing story from the perspective of a five-year-old boy. In this story the mother and son are trapped in a small room by an abductor. The five-year-old starts his life in this room, having a limited perception, but then has to get used to the real world. The movie is also fantastic! See for yourself how it ends!
3. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
This book is probably one of my all time favorites. It is about a man who find out his professor from college is dying. He starts to visit him every Tuesday and begins to learn so much more about life. There are many life lessons to take note on, and I would be lying if I said this book didn’t change my point of view. I highly recommend you give it a try.
4. Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins
If you love mysteries and thrillers, this is the book for you. I honesty read this novel in two days, and I know you have heard about it. It is a murder story and I am sure you have already seen the movie, but I promise you this book is so much better. I was much more impressed with novel than the movie. There is so much more detail, and it really keeps you on your toes. Even though you already know the ending, I promise the book will not disappoint.
- Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
This book is actually full of poems, but they are separated into segments. These poems are raw and real; I felt like they pertained to my life. To me, I felt like I died and was reborn again. I cried at the beginning, but by the end, I actually had a more positive outlook on life. If you have ever gone through heartbreak, I would give this book a chance. Her words are beautifully written, and I take another peak at it every now and again just to remember how beautiful they are.
I have read all these books and I would read them all again. I highly recommend, but caution… some of these books might get your emotions flowing!