Let’s all admit right now that we probably don’t read as much as we should. With the technology age it’s getting harder and harder to take the time to sit down and read an actual book. This is extremely true for college students, who already have mountains of homework that includes reading required books. Reading for pleasure seems to be a thing of the past now. Well, here’s three great books that I have read to give you a fresh start on reading this year.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. If you haven’t heard, this book is now going to be a major motion picture, so why not read the book before seeing it! This book is based on friendship and figuring out how to be a better person in life. The main female character dies in a car crash after going to a party one night, except she doesn’t actually die. Instead, she ends up reliving the last day of her life over and over again, until she finally figures out how to break the loop. It’s a great read, filled with high school adventures, close groups of girlfriends, and learning how to treat people correctly. I highly recommend this read.
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen. This book is a bit old, but it has a beautiful message to it. The main female character was born with a huge birthmark across her face. She always covered it up with tons of makeup and tried her best to make it look as normal as possible. She learns to accept herself through love and a little bit of encouragement. It’s all about embracing yourself for who you are. Your flaws are perfect. It’s a great romance, Young Adult book that really portrays some important themes in a beautiful way.
Shatter Me (trilogy) by Tahereh Mafi. As noted, this is the first book in a trilogy. This book is classified as a dystopian thriller, and I can say I agree with it. The series follows a girl who has a disease in which she cannot touch people. She can’t have skin to skin contact with anybody or else horrible things happen to them. The book opens with her in prison, before moving along into a military type camp where we find a possible love interest for her. It’s an interesting read, though some things are a bit strange. If you’re into weird dystopian thrillers with a romance throughout them, this might be the series for you.
Try reading more books this year. All three of these books come highly recommended from me, so if you’re looking for a little something new to read, go ahead and give these a try. Books always open up our minds to new things and new ways to view life, and all three of these do just that. Make it your goal to read more this year, and start fresh with a brand new book to read.
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