Swamp Talk: Fall Reading List

By Chelsea Perry

We’re in the thick of the fall semester, which means midterms, papers and big projects. Although you may not have a lot of spare time to fit some recreational reading into your day, a recent study found that reading literary fiction can increase people’s emotional intelligence. If you find that you do have some extra time on your hands to improve your theory of mind, here is a list of some of Barnes & Nobel’s best-selling works of fiction.

1. “World War Z” by Max Brooks

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If you loved the Brad Pitt movie, you’ll probably love the book that the movie was based off of. And, since Halloween is just around the corner, you’ll also get your zombie fix.

2.  “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

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If you’re a fan of romance novels, check out Nicholas Sparks’ new book.

3. “Looking for Alaska” by John Green

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This award-winning novel follows the life of a teenage boy who transfers to a boarding school his junior year of high school and finds love with unsuspecting Alaska Young.

4. “A Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin

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This incredibly popular book is the first in a mythical series based in a medieval world. If you enjoy the TV show and love fantasy, this series is for you.

5. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King

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This new release by the King of Horror, Stephen King, is the perfect addition to your Halloween collection.

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