Spring Break is a great time for rest and relaxation. It’s also a good time to swap out those school books for a pleasure read. Students were eager to share their reading list for break, and their choices were as variant as their personalities. If you’re looking to flex that literary muscle over the next week, here are some of your fellow students’ Spring Break top choices.
Nadiya Latif ’20: A Beautiful Composition of Broken by r.h. Sin – “A collection of poetry and prose meant to remind the wounded that they are, in fact, beautiful in a way society may never comprehend.”
Kaleigh Valeski ’20: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom – “Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.”
Megan Fabian ’20: Story of a Soul – the autobiography of Thérèse of Lisieux, a French Discalced Carmelite nun, later recognized as a saint.
Amanda Colombo ’19: Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski – “A raw, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, heartbreaks, and limits of love”
Nicole Disantos ’20: 1984 by George Orwell – “This novel is set in the year 1984 when most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda.”
Grace Hudack ’20: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – “A scholar’s homage to the Illiad.”
Madonna Mantione ’19: Five Feet Apart by Mikki Daughter, Rachael Lippincott and Tobias Iaconis – “A love story with one minor complication.” (Check this out in theaters too!)
Maveli Espitia ’20: Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado – “Anxiety is at an all-time high, but there’s a prescription for dealing with it. Max Lucado invites listeners into a study of Philippians 4:6-7, where the Apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, ‘Do not be anxious about anything…'”
Whatever you decide to read this Spring Break, we hope it is a good one!