Top 5 Reads for Spring 2015

It’s spring, and yes, you could read that textbook for your midterm, or you could choose from one of these great reads for 2015.

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

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You probably saw the film, but we would strongly advise you read the book. Gone Girl has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for 117 weeks, so there’s got to be a reason so many people love it. This psychological thriller is an exhilarating read!

Redeployment – Phil Kay

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Redeployment is not always a comfortable read, but it is certainly an incredible one. Having received the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, Phil Kay’s debut collection of twelve short stories depicts experiences of those who served during the Iraq War. It explores the overall confusing and conflicting feelings American soldiers and veterans have towards war and their lives afterwards.

Yes Please – Amy Poehler

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If you’re still mourning the end of Parks and Rec, no fear. Get your dose of Amy Poehler’s humor and brilliance in her first book, Yes Please. If you need a little life advice or even if you just need a great quote to tweet at some point, this book is a must read.

#GIRLBOSS - Sophia Amoruso

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So if you want something to read but also want to feel productive and empowered, read #GIRLBOSS. It’s inspiring, powerful, and sassy as hell, which is why we love it so much. If you need a little pick me up for the middle of midterms, nothing will make you say ‘I can do it!’ more than this book.

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

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Okay, it isn’t a hot new release. But Jack Kerouac’s Beat generation novel, On the Road, is something every college student has to read at some point during their academic career, so why not now? It’s about America, it’s about adventure, and it will make you wish you had planned your spring break better.

Let us know what you’re reading this spring by tweeting us @HerCampusWM or using the hashtag #HCSpringReads. Happy reading!