If you’re anything like me, books give you life. They give you something new to care about. They give you characters to fall in love with throughout the course of the novel. However, if you’re nothing like me, then books probably don’t give you life. In fact, they probably bore you to tears. Regardless, here is a Winter Break reading list while you are home this holiday, bored for a month (don’t tell me you’re not going to be bored; what else are you going to do now that finals are over?).
Unlit Star by Lindy Zart
I finished this book in one day. It was one of those stay-up-until-2-a.m.-crying-yourself-to-sleep kind of reads. If you like to cry, read it. If you don’t like to cry, still read it. Crying is good.
Paper Towns by John Green
This is Mr. Green’s second motion picture; his first was the amazing, wonderful, heart-wrenching The Fault in Our Stars (if you haven’t read it yet, go ahead and consider yourself a hermit, then stop living under your rock and go read it, too). Paper Towns (the film) features Cara DeLevigne (the ultimate woman for women; not to mention, her eyebrows make the world go ‘round). So, you get to picture Cara while you’re reading this book. Enough said.
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Colleen is my woman. Anything she writes, I read. You should be doing the same. If you like love stories (and, I mean, who doesn’t), this could be the next book that has you refusing to settle for the wrong life partner. If you enjoy this book by Hoover, you can check out her other titles, too: Maybe Someday, Slammed, and Point of Retreat.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Rowell kills the game with this unconventional love story. This is one of my favorite books of all time. However, it is not what you expect. It makes you grateful for the life you live and nostalgic for the days when love was simple.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
This book is a hilarious and successful attempt at what it’s like to “like” and “more than like” boys in the awkward stages of high school and middle school. And, even more awkward than that, what it’s like to have a huge, gaping crush on your older sister’s boyfriend. This is a fun, lighthearted read (especialy for the day when your mom starts to make you do chores around the house again).
The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
If none of these books float your boart you could always go for a classic. This is one of my favorite books of all time, never a bad book choice. You can summon your brothers and sisters (if you don’t have any siblings, grab your dog to hide in the wardrobe with you) and pretend you all have transported to another world. Another world where your mom isn’t asking you to load the dishwasher…