Spring break is coming up and if you are lucky enough to get some what of a vacation, here are 4 books that you have to be sure to check out!
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. Miller reflects on his life as he worked on creating his first best seller “Blue Like Jazz” into a screen play. The book focuses on the idea of living a better story, but in order to do so, you have to act purposefully. Any book by Donald Miller is a winner.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. If you haven’t read this yet, you are missing out. It’s an extremely easy read as it is directed at a young adult audience, but it is completely captivating. The first book is being made in a movie this month and it surely won’t disappoint. Check out the book before seeing the movie! It is about a post-apocalyptic world called Panem where North America used to exist. The Capitol holds an event every year called the Hunger Games where one boy and one girl from each of the 12 districts are chosen to compete in a televised battle where only one can survive. Can’t wait for this movie!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. This book is another easy read, but absolutely hilarious. It’s a partly autobiographical story about a young boy growing up on a reservation in the NorthWest who ends up transferring to a “white” school. He documents the woes of growing up and also pokes fun at stereotypes and raises a lot of great questions for the reader to discover.
Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman. A recently promoted novel by Good Morning America and other parenting experts, this novel is supposed to be a hit! It is the story of an American mother, who lived in Paris while she was raising her daughter and decided to study the parenting styles of French mothers who she says creates “a fully functioning society of good little sleepers, gourmet eaters and reasonably relaxed parents.”
Reading is such a great way to decompress, so make sure to get some “you” time in during the Spring break. What better time to sit back with a refreshing mixer and a good book?