With final exams, huge projects, and trying to see everyone before the semester ends, it’s hard to read as much as you want to. Pleasure reading doesn’t always seem as important as your GPA, and that’s understandable.
We made this list just for the college students struggling with that!
Instead of feeling overwhelmed by all of the reads waiting for you at your nearest bookstore, feel free to look over College Fashion’s roundup of the best and most popular books of 2017. Then add one or two to your holiday wishlist or winter break to-read list!
These addicting books were chosen on their popularity, relevance, and amazing stories.
Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy by Chuck Wendig
With the new Star Wars movie coming out on December 15th, we’d be crazy not to include the latest Star Wars books!
The three books, written by Chuck Wendig, are the first books to be written for the Star Wars Universe since The Legends canon (all of the books that no longer apply to the series now).
If you want to read a series with strong characters, a peek at how the worlds looked after The Return of the Jedi, and a scene that shows the fate of Jar Jar Binks, this is the series for you.
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
“At the first time I thought I might be fictional, my weekdays were spent at a publicly funded institution at the north side of Indianapolis called White River High School, where I was required to eat lunch at a specific time -between 12:37 and 1:14 p.m.- by forces so much larger than myself that I couldn’t even begin to identify them.”
So begins the newest novel of the beloved author who wrote The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, and Looking for Alaska.
Turtles All The Way Down follows teenage Aza and her best friend as they investigate the disappearance of a fugitive billionaire in hopes of finding him and collecting the $100,000 reward.
In short, this novel falls in line with Green’s other famous works: there’s a girl, there’s a struggle between what the characters want to be and what they feel they should be, and there’s an adventure bigger than life.
Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden
This real life story, told by former Vice President Joe Biden, shows his struggle between the responsibilities of his country and of his family, specifically the battle that started the moment his son was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The story continues through the son’s untimely death.
Biden’s tale shows how he put everything he had into supporting the people he owed and loved, from handling disasters abroad to a funeral at home.
Biden is more human and vulnerable than ever in this book, as he teaches the reader the importance of family, friends, and life.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus
I’ll let the book‘s author describe this one in her own words:
“Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?”
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
This book of poetry shows Kaur’s journey through hurt and healing, being lost and finding a home.
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls
This is one of the most interesting fairytale books we’ve ever seen. Gone are the damsels in distress, the toads waiting to be kissed, and the evil witches.
These tales focus on our real life heroines: Serena Williams, Virginia Woolf, Joan Jett, and 97 more amazing women. Their stories are written in fairytale fashion and illustrated by artists all over the world.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie’s works have sold over two billion copies worldwide, ranking her as the bestselling novelist of all time. One of her most read novels, Murder on the Orient Express, is still doing her proud with its recent uptick in sales — thanks to the new movie adaptation that arrived in theaters in November.
Someone dies mysteriously on a train, and when that train is stopped by an avalanche, paranoia and secrets surround the passengers.
Everyone could be the next victim.
Everyone could be the killer.
It’s up to Hercule Poirot, the world’s greatest detective, to solve the mystery before another person falls victim to the murderer.
Share Your Voice!
Do you suffer from finals taking away from the books you actually want to read? Which stories are you looking forward to getting back to this winter?