College takes a lot of time, effort and dedication to be successful. And while students face many challenges, there are ways to help ease the pressure of college.
Reading is a good way to relax and detox, as it allows the mind to escape from the everyday stresses and enter a new reality one page at a time. Many Salt Lake Community College students find the escape they need while reading books.
Here are five good reads as recommended by a few SLCC students.
“Girl in Translation”
Jean Kwok explores the life of Kimberly, a young girl who emigrates with her mother from China to the United States with the help of her jealousy-ridden aunt. It is so hard not to become attached to these characters that readers be wishing for more when the last page is turned.
“Girl in Translation” is also a relevant book for anyone interested in the latest immigration debates.
“Harry Potter” series
This magical series took the world by storm when J.K Rowling released the first “Harry Potter” book in 1998. Kids and adults alike flocked to read each new installment as they came out over the years.
Even though the last book was released more than eight years ago, each book in the series is still in high demand. Whether for the first time or the 100th time, “Harry Potter” books are an ideal escape when time permits.
“Confessions of a Shopaholic” series
Ladies in particular will enjoy this laugh-out-loud series by Sophie Kinsella. “Confessions of a Shopaholic” follows the life of Rebecca Bloomwood, a hilarious, shopping-obsessed fashionista. This is a must-read series for fans of romantic comedies.
“Water for Elephants”
Sara Gruen won many hearts with her beautiful writing that follows the life of a young man struck by tragedy who joined a traveling circus in 1932.
“Water for Elephants” captures the beauty and the pain of a traveling circus back in the 30s. Gruen gives life to all the animals and makes Rosie the elephant the star of her book. This book weaves its way through forbidden love, tragedy and the bond between humans and animals. A unique and timeless novel, “Water for Elephants” will be impossible to put down.
Gillian Flynn puts readers on an emotional roller coaster, adding twists and turns that smack readers in the face when they least expect it.
Nick and Amy Dunne are celebrating their fifth anniversary when Amy suddenly and mysteriously disappears. No one knows what happened, especially Nick — or so he says. As the case starts to progress, evidence is stacking up and the only suspect on the list is … Nick Dunne.
“Gone Girl” has so many plot twists that readers won’t figure out the ending until they read the last page.
All these page-turners can be found at the nearest bookstore, library or e-Library. And for those who are willing to wait a little bit, these novels can also be found on Amazon and eBay for a bargain. Simply choose your favorite and settle in for a great read.