It is finally beginning to feel some what like Fall here in Oxford, MS! Leaves are changing and I am breaking out my leggings and sweaters. I know most of us college students aren't siked for a stack of books this time in the semester but I think you may be after reading through these.
I have made up quite the reading list of my all time favorites and I'd love to share them with you! Happy reading and happy Fall!
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway- For a travel junky like myself, this book left me in a dream like haze. This book was the perfect getaway from tests and papers last semester as it whisked me from an absinthe covered Paris to bullfights in Spain and roped me into Jake and Lady Brett's romance. Not to mention, being entranced in a Hemingway novel makes everybody look awesomely educated and mysterious. Win win.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini- If you like angsty, heart-breaking, true to tale stories, The Kite Runner will reach into you and rip your heart out. A story about two Afghan boys from very different worlds living in 1970s pre-war Afghanistan, The Kite Runner takes you on the emotional journey of a lifetime. With major themes of family, betrayal, life, death, love, and redemption, everyone can relate to Hosseini's story in some way. By the end of the book, I was left in tears with a broken heart for the children of Afghanistan.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins- If you read Gone Girl and decided you were a fan, just wait until you read TGOTT. Rachel, a single alcoholic women, is going through a seriously rough patch in her life. As if her life couldn't get worse, she becomes entangled into a disappearance of a women she has never met. Jam packed with emotional strain and major "oh sh*t!" moments, TGOTT is something not to be missed.
Looking for Alaska by John Green- Who doesn't love anything John Green writes? Seriously, he could write my grocery list and I think it would be a best seller. I know many of you have read this but this is a book I could re-read, just like The Fault in Our Stars. Friendless Miles Halter goes to seek his "great perhaps" at boarding school. Miles and his motley crew end up befriending and falling in love with the school "it" girl, Alaska. Twists and turns and tragedy (what would a Green book be without tragedy), this book is truly great for coming of age.
Crank by Ellen Hopkins- Not much of a poetry gal myself (like really, not much at all), but the story of Kristina's teenage addiction and downward spiral via crystal meth was enough to pull me in. The poetry style is free and hypnotic and Hopkins perfectly describes the teenage angst many kids experience.