Tuesday, January 19, 2016

5 Books Everyone Should Read

With the beginning of a new year, everyone is in the process of setting goals and making resolutions.  I read a lot of different kinds of blogs, and one resolution I see everyone making is to do more reading this year.  With my sister working for Penguin Random House, and the fact that my whole family loves to read, it only seems natural to help everyone else with their resolution and suggest some books to get you started!

1. A Separate Peace
A quick coming of age story telling the tale of two boys at their prep school (setting loosely based on the author's experience at Exeter.)
2. The House on Mango Street
A series of first-person vignettes from the perspective of a young Latina girl.
3. Blue Like Jazz
A semi-biographical work on spirituality and finding the meaning of life. 
4. Girl In Translation
A novel about a child who immigrates to New York City from Hong Kong and the devastating hardships her family faces.
5. The Girl On The Train
A "psychological thriller" told from the first-person perspective of three female narrators...I would say more, but you just have to pick this one up for yourself!

What books would you add to my list?

xx, Rebecca


  1. I recently read The Girl on the Train and I enjoyed it. I'm so excited for the film. I love Emily Blunt!