It’s that part of the semester students (and teachers) love. That’s right: spring break. What started as a way to extend Easter has turned into a religion in its own right. Many college students (and other young people) from all over the world will go to beaches, drink too much alcohol, and make poor decisions. They might sleep with the wrong person, go skinny dipping in front of police officers, or get a tattoo of Justin Bieber’s face. For those of us who like to read on beaches or who are not in warmer climates, I highly suggest reading a book. Conveniently, I’ve compiled a list for you to try.
Tina Fey’s laugh-out-loud autobiography is a must for any 30 Rock fan or other decent human being. Her life as an awkward theatre geek all the way to “Saturday Night Live” is an eye-opening account of the grit, determination, and tolerance it takes to make it big in the Big Apple.
#2: Beautiful Creatures
This novel is a delightful introduction into the world of southern gothic, where witches (Casters) live alongside regular people. It tells the story of Ethan Wate whose love for a Caster may cost him his soul. It’s a refreshing examination on what it means to be a young member of an old family.
#3: Deep Wizardry
Nita and Kit, young wizards, find themselves on an adventure of epic proportions. When a dolphin interrupts their summer vacation in the Hamptons, the wizards must help perform a sacred ritual at the bottom of the sea. In this world, a broken promise could mean disaster for a spell, and Nita may not be able to keep her word.
# 4: Lord of the Flies
A group of English boys winds up on a deserted (or is it?) island. Their lovely manners are quickly tossed aside in favor of a tribal form of government. This novel is a narrative on society, civilization, and how meaningless those words are when one’s survival is at stake.
# 5: The Devil Wears Prada
You thought your boss was bad. Meet Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of a top New York fashion magazine. She is the antagonist to Andrea, a recent graduate who hopes to write for the New York Times. If she can last a whole year with Miranda, Andrea will have her pick of publishing jobs. But can she survive the fire of haute couture?
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