With holiday season right around the corner, students are about to experience a plethora of something that’s unheard of in their everyday lives: free time. Cooglife is here to help you find the perfect novel to make your break enlightened.
This novel by Ray Bradbury is one of the classics, and offers an interesting perspective on a future where firemen burn books instead of putting out fires. The novel is broken up into three parts, enabling the reader to break it down into easy-to-read sections, but you’ll find yourself quickly devouring the book.
“Animal Farm” offers an interesting social commentary, but it’s a fun read no matter how deep you want to look into it. George Orwell is considered one of the best English authors, and the allegory offered in Animal Farm provides an interesting insight into the early 1940s. This instant classic is worth a read or two.
A new novel, “Tinkers” is the work of American author Paul Harding, and is an interesting perspective on two lives in different states. Following along with life from birth, growing up, mid-life to the last few moments on their deathbed, “Tinkers” offers an in-depth perspective into the human mind. The level of detail and description offered in the novel offers an extreme sense of realism, and works to truly immerse the reader in the setting. Harding does a great job at capturing the emotions of people at their best and their worst, so be prepared for some introspection.
“I Am Legend”
While “I Am Legend” is mostly known for the film starring Will Smith, the novel is different from the film. In the book, the main character is mostly confined to his house, and he spends his days drinking himself into oblivion before committing himself to finding a cure. With one main character, “I Am Legend” is another great read for those fond of thoughtful narrative and introspection, all while tinged with an overarching theme of desolation.
“The Sun Also Rises”
On a lighter note, “The Sun Also Rises” is one of the best offerings from heralded author Ernest Hemingway. It offers an intricate look into the life of a journalist living abroad in Paris, and offers a day-to-day look into a life that similarly mirrors Hemingway’s. The injection of personal experience offers a real sense of liveliness and believability, which captures the reader’s attention and transports them to another time and place, leaving you in the streets of France and Spain in the 1920s.