It is almost officially summertime, meaning no more classes, homework assignments or group projects.
But it is not a time to lose your brain activity because of lack of daily school work. Why not read a book or two, just to add to your list of summer accomplishments?
According to Business Insider, “Science has shown that reading has some amazing health benefits, including helping with depression, cutting stress, and reducing the chances of developing Alzheimer’s later in life.”
Here is a list of 30 must-read books, enjoyable for summer break or any free time in general. Enjoy!
The Power of Now by Eckhart ToleThe Alchemist by Paulo ColehoThe Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia MarquezFreedom by Jonathan FranzenNorwegian Woods by Haruki MurakamiThe Stranger by Albert CampusThe Art of Happiness by Dalai LamaA River Out of Eden by Richard DawkinsThe Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton EllisWe Were Liars by E. LockhartThe Secret History by Donna TarttThe Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How To Make The Most Of Them Now by Meg JayThe Sun Also Rises by Ernest HemingwayShantaram by Gregory RobertsThe Love Affairs of Nathaniel P by Adelle WaldmanThe Women’s Room by Marilyn FrenchThe Marriage Plot by Jeffrey EugenidesWuthering Heights by Emily BrontëEmma by Jane AustenEast of Eden by John SteinbeckInvisible Man by Ralph EllisonYou Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis SittenfeldThis Side Of Paradise by F. Scott FitzgeraldBlink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm GladwellPredictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan ArielyAnything by John GreenEverything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
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