Six Books Worth Your Time
Being in college means being incredibly busy. Between classes and studying, it’s difficult to find time to just relax. After burying yourself in mountains of textbooks, the last thing you want to do is read a book. However, I have a list of six books that are easy, exciting reads, definitely worth your time in college.
- Animal Farm by George Orwell. Many of you have probably read this in high school, but the themes of government control and ignorance still ring true. The language is also straightforward and simple to understand so you won’t waste time trying to decipher sentences to figure out the deeper meaning of the story.
- The Vacationers by Emma Straub. They say books let you travel when you have to stay where you are. That is the case with this simple book about a dysfunctional family traveling in Spain for the summer. I like reading books like this during school when I can’t personally make a tropical escape.
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I think this is technically supposed to be a children’s book; however, I don’t think anyone is ever too old to read it. It holds powerful messages but wrapped in simple, enchanting packages.
- Proverbs. Yeah, like in the Bible. This book carries straightforward life advice, something I’m sure all of us need a dose of while cramming for tests.
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. This one is a little longer than the others on the list, but definitely worth it. It’s action-packed, moving, and even a little historical. This story will leave you needing to catch your breath.
- Anything by John Green. His books are romantic and short, so the action happens continuously. Although I’m personally not a fan, his success speaks for itself. It also lends a sense of escapism for those who just want to take a break from stressful college life.
For more of Necie’s book reviews, check out her blog The Greenhouse.
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