Something to Read

Looking for something to read? Here’s a few books that will fill your needs no matter what your mood may be!


Something New:

If you’re looking to read something new, I would suggest the newest novel written by John Green, Turtles All the Way Down. This brand new novel was just released in early October and has already gotten great reviews from the public. It tells the story of Sixteen-year-old Aza and her pursuit in the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett. There’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her best friend, Daisy, is there with her to get closer to Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza tries to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and possibly a good detective, while also trying to contain and work out the constant rushing thoughts in her head. I recommend this book to anyone looking to try something new, and what better way to start than with a John Green novel.


Something Emotional:

If you’re looking for something that has more compelling emotion, look no further. The novel I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson is full of emotion ranging from every possible relationship. This novel is about twins, Jude and Noah, who not only struggle with their own relationship, but also with that of their significant others, parents, and friends. They each are trying to put together the puzzle of why they feel so apart from each other, when they are physically so close. This novel challenges the ideals of trust, bravery, heartbreak, and reality, while these two siblings struggle to find themselves and understand the other. I recommend this novel to those who are looking to broaden their perspective and look at the struggles of a person in a different light and complexity.


Something Funny:

If you’re interested in something a little more lighthearted and humorous, I cannot recommend any other book than Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres. This biography is all about Ellen’s life before and after her fame. Ellen tells her story in a very light way that is littered with jokes. The chapters have a very flexible manner, some only being a sentence or two. Ellen writes her story like she is sitting next to you, and you are waiting for the punchline. Her life is full of wonder and humor, and she tells it all to you herself. I would recommend this book to someone who is looking for a laugh and a break from something heavy and full of facts.

By: Elizabeth Coyne ’19

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