Finals are almost over, classes are done with and its time to take a break. Most of us have plans to go here, there and everywhere with the free time we now have. Plus, you can now binge watch on Netflix without any guilt of procrastination. It’s finally gotten cold too, so its time to take out those really cute winter outfits for the season. Excitement overload!
But as a bibliophile, the winter break means I get to catch up on my reading. Yes, I know. Who reads for fun? I do! There have been quite a few great popular books on my list to read this Christmas break. Best part about this is that I can kick back in my pajamas with my cat and drink the entire hot coco in the world while I read.
Here are some books I recommend for you to add to your reading list this break!
1. Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
This book is the most widely read mystery of all time, and a film adaptation of the popular novel is out now. If you’re into mysteries this would be the perfect read. It has it all — well established characters, a perfect plot, suspense and great writing! You’ll be at the edge of your seat with this book, trust me.
Andy Weir, the author behind “Artemis,” has also written the Martian and if you loved that book you’ll certainly enjoy this one. The story revolves around a place called Artemis, a fictional city located on the moon. This is a fantastic piece of science fiction, with a sense of humor and a strong protagonist who will keep you turning every page.
3. The Handmaid’s Tale
Not only is this such a great read, but it is also a popular series on Hulu. It’s a dystopian novel that is funny, unexpected and possibly a dire warning of what could happen. It definitely illuminates the darker side of politics, which is interesting to read about. Though published in 1986, the book still relates to audiences today.
4. The Alchemist
A novel full of amazing writing and a story so masterfully put together, it’s no wonder that this book is an international bestseller. It’s an inspiring tale of self-discovery and many would say that this could be considered an adult fairy tale. This book is definitely one of my favorites.
5. Harry Potter
Let me just start by saying if you haven’t read this then have you really lived. READ IT. It’s pretty magical — see what I did there?