Spring break is officially here! While we all welcome this respite from classes, I know some of you just don’t know how to spend a week without anything scheduled. Others might just need a way to wind down that doesn’t involve staring at a screen. Luckily for everyone, I am here to help you figure out what to read based on your spring break plans:
If you’re road-tripping and want an audiobook to listen to, you should try “Seven Days in June” by Tia Williams, narrated by Mela Lee. This novel, which features two authors who reconnect for a brief seven days in June, is a masterfully narrated audiobook that is thoughtful, romantic and funny.
If you’re staying on campus but wish you were headed on vacation somewhere, you should try “People We Meet on Vacation” by Emily Henry. Henry’s sophomore romance novel is a jet-setting romance to remember.
If you’re staying on campus and are looking forward to the second Wellesley Ultimate Scavenger Hunt: Spring Break Edition, then you should try “The Inheritance Games” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Packed with puzzles, brain-teasers, and one big mystery, this young adult book is a fast-paced read.
If you want a laugh, you should try “Layoverland” by Gabby Noone. I promise you that this young adult book about a teenage girl who ends up in purgatory – which happens to be an airport terminal – is infinitely more hilarious than the premise sounds.
If you want a good cry, you should try “Crying in H Mart” by Michelle Zauner. Zauner’s heartfelt memoir about her mother, her grief and her connection with food is definitely a tearjerker.
If you can’t wait for classes to start again, you should read “Minor Feelings” by Cathy Park Hong (humanities majors) or “How to Bake Pi” by Eugenia Cheng (STEM majors). The first is an essay collection on the Asian-American experience, and the second is an introduction to higher-level math using fun baking analogies.
If you want a short book so you can complete it during break, you should try “My Monticello” by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson. Clocking in at a mere 200 pages, all six of the short stories featured are incredibly well-written and thought-provoking. And while they are incredibly smart stories, they also aren’t caught up in trying to sound smart, instead using down-to-earth language that makes them easy to read.