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Beach Books: What to Read on Spring Break

The countdown to spring break is in the single digits, and I for one don’t think this break could come at a better time. The snow seems to be sticking around for a while and midterms are in full swing. Spring break is a great time to catch up on some reading. When was the last time you were able to read something of your choice just for fun? Whether you’re lounging on the beach or in the comfort of your own bed, spring break is the perfect time to crack open a new novel. The following is a compilation of some great reads that are enjoyable and fun.

1.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

If you still haven’t read this book, now you have no excuse. The fast-paced novel will keep even the slowest readers interested and flipping through the pages in order to get to the end. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’ll give you something else to do over break. I have already read Gone Girl, so I picked up Sharp Objects, which is another suspenseful novel by Gillian Flynn.

2.  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

This is my all time favorite book. It’s similar to a combination of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games because it’s about a magical circus that pops up in the middle of the night, but its patrons don’t know the darker purpose that the circus serves. There’s romance, magic, and lovable characters. This book needs to be made into a movie as soon as possible because the visuals would be amazing. Trust me, this novel will not disappoint.

3.  Anything written by Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult creates some of the best characters while remaining relatable and current. Every year I find myself finishing one of her books over break. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the vast selection of her works, check out some of my favorites. These include The Pact, Nineteen Minutes, Salem Falls, and Lone Wolf. All are great reads and will be great break companions.

4.  Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This one was recommended to me by a friend. It’s a story about two unexpected people coming together for love and happiness. Have tissues on hand because the reviews call for lots of tears!

There’s nothing wrong with the classics either. My roommate, for instance, will be enjoying Anna Karenina this spring break. Pride and Prejudice is always a good option too. Have a fun and safe break and enjoy your time off!


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