By: Colleen McTiernan
Between going to class, working, cooking, doing laundry and all of the other little tasks that come up throughout the day, it can often seem like there aren’t enough hours to get it all done. Especially when you have a busy schedule, it’s important to make time for yourself. What better way is there than to relax and sit back while snuggling up with a good book?
Before you pick up any old book, you should do your homework about whether or not it’s the right fit for you. I truly hate dedicating the time to reading a book and then finding out halfway through that I really can’t stand it. Here’s a list of a couple of books that, based on reviews and, in some cases, my own personal experience, are worth the time it takes to read them.
Fantasy and Science Fiction
- “The Martian Chronicles” by Ray Bradbury (182 pages)
- “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card (324 pages)
- “The Girl With All the Gifts” by M.R. Carey (460 pages)
- “A Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin (674)
Crime and Mystery
- “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie (264 pages)
- “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson (465 pages)
- “The Redbreast (Harry Hole #3)” by Joe Nesbø (521 pages)*
- “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (560 pages)
- “The Giver” by Lois Lowry (179 pages)
- “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin (182 pages)
- “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer (390 pages)
- “The Darkest Minds” by Alexandra Bracken (488 pages)
- “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green (313 pages)
- “Easy” by Tammara Webber (321 pages)
- “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell (328 pages)
- “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger (518 pages)
Think there are some books missing from this list? Comment below with some of your favorite worthwhile reads!
*Don’t worry about starting in the middle of this series. I accidentally started at book seven and it was easy to pick up the plot!