My last article for the paper is a list of books that I am suggesting for all to read, from YA books to non fiction. Here it is:
1. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
This series is great and is one that can be read over and over again. Though it is a young adult series, many adults have enjoyed the story line and classic love triangle. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie adaption preview, it is all about life after the USA with new states, called districts, and each one has to send two tributes to the “hunger games” . The games are basically a fight to the death between 24 young adults. The story is shown through the eyes of Katniss, the heroine.
2. The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
Moran’s follow up novel to Nefertiti, focuses on the life of Nefertari, the niece of Nefertiti, who lost her family in a fire is on journey of restoring her family’s reputation that had been tainted by her aunt. Once she moves into the royal palace to be tutored by the Pharaoh’s aunt, she quickly finds herself falling in love with the crown prince, Ramesses II. Soon she finds herself fighting against society to become his wife. Their love is stuff of legend and can be seen all across Egypt to this very day. This is one book I can’t wait to have time to read and enjoy the world that continues from her debut, Nefertiti.
3. The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life) by Chris Hardwick
This book helps the nerd inside everyone explore the world outside of the Xbox games and role playing games. Chris Hardwick has revolutionized the nerd world with his creation of The Nerdist, a weekly podcast that explores all the nerdy things that people enjoy, like Doctor Who, and current nerdy trends that are showing up. I love the podcast, but have yet to read this.
4. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
The author of The Notebook and A Walk to Remember is back with another love story to make you wish your love was as tragic and exciting as the ones in his stories. This is a story of high school sweethearts that are brought back together after many years and kindle their romance.
5. Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
This is an epic story of a fantastic new world that is a mix of medieval times and magic. This story is an intense one that is worth the long read, because of the details that bring the story to life. The series on HBO follows the series very closely and helps explore the story in a new medium.
6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This novel mixes fiction and old pictures to tell a story of children that are a little more “special” than others that were basically stranded in a house on an island. The story of the children is told through the eyes of a sixteen year old boy exploring an abandoned house on an island. This book has been on my list of must reads for a long time and looks so unique that I can never stop thinking about it.
7. Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher
A very touching story, but a tad depressing due to the fact that it follows the story of a boy who receives tapes from a crush that had killed herself. The tapes are her suicide note to those who are the reason she took her life and each person must listen to them and pass them to the next person on the list.
8. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
I am an introvert and am very proud of it, but sometimes it takes a toll on person’s social life. This book explores that many successful people in history and in the modern world have been introverts.
9. A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
This is a fictional look into the world of sex trafficking. It tells the story of two girls that are sold into the sex trade after losing both parents. Their story begins in India and continues across the globe.
10. Onward by Howard Schultz
If you ever want to work in the corporate world, this is the best book to read. This book is an inspiration and should be read multiple times!