Fun Fall Reads for Thanksgiving Break

Fall is one of the best seasons to pick up an interesting leisure read. A chill is in the air, and there’s nothing quite like making a good cup of hot chocolate, tea, or other hot drink of choice, and delving into the pages of a book. Lots of new books have recently been released about many fascinating topics.

 

Here are some of the most popular and interesting books that should be on your list for Thanksgiving break!

 

Romance:

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is an adorable romance novel about love letters, sisterhood, and risking your heart.

This book was published a while ago, but its amazing Netflix adaptation was released quite recently.

If you’ve seen the movie, you have got to read the book version.

 

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Poetry:

 

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

 

Kaur, the author of Milk and Honey, has just released her newest collection of poetry. Its Amazon description describes it as “a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming”. On Goodreads, one reviewer describes it as “powerful” and “so so feminist”. Kaur’s poetry is beautiful and will stay with you for a long time after reading.

 

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Science-Fiction:

 

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

 

This action-packed adventure takes place in a world where cities consume other cities, and danger lurks at every corner. The movie is coming out in December 2018 so read it now over Thanksgiving break before it comes out!

 

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Historical Fiction:

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler

 

An interesting book about strong, intelligent women who refuse to let anyone get in their way. Alva Smith Vanderbilt reached great success by forging her own path and influenced the women’s suffrage movement. “Alva is a hero is many senses. Because she takes a backseat to no man, certainly not her husband, she finds herself in roles women typically did not fill at the time.”

 

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Contemporary:

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

 

The Hate You Give is an extremely popular and relevant book right now inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Praised by many people as “a must read” and “the most powerful book I've ever read”, its popularity has only grown since the movie also came out earlier this season. If you haven’t read it yet, it is definitely a book to add to your list for this fall.

 

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Mystery/Thriller:

 

Sadie by Courtney Summers

 

Sadie has been taking care of her sister Mattie ever since their parents died. But when Mattie is killed, Sadie disappears in order to hunt down the person responsible. What really happened the night Mattie died? This dark mystery reads like a true-crime podcast and will keep your attention until the very end.

 

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No matter which genre you like, take some time this Thanksgiving to read on your own terms. After all of the mandatory reading assignments given by professors, it can be relaxing to read something fun and different. Plus a book is a great conversation starter at Thanksgiving dinner.