The monotony of scrolling on social media sometimes gets really boring. Switching between apps isn’t very mentally stimulating as well. A good way to get out of that rut is to read a book.
Not only are you exercising your mind when you read, you’re learning more and it could help you grow as a person. However, there are so many books to choose from!
Check out this list to help you determine what book you should read next.
First on this list are the fiction books.
They’re good for when you need to somewhat escape reality. But, I believe that fiction books are great mirrors to reflect upon the reality that we are in.
Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy by Kevin Kwan
This series is definitely a must read! If you loved the movie, the books make it so much better. Rachel Chu and Nick Young are still in the focus but the side characters, especially my favorite, Astrid has so much more to her story. The sequels are more action packed and suspenseful but still a fun light read.
The Lake Effect by McCahan, Erin
Briggs Henry has a memorable summer experience after his senior year in high school while working as a personal assistant to a lady in the shore of Lake Michigan. It makes for a really good read for vacation and its very heartwarming.
The Robert Langdon Book Series
Dan Brown’s books are always my first recommendation for readers that are trying something different. His Robert Langdon series follows the eponymous professor in his thrilling adventures. The books don’t need to be read in a specific order, but chronologically they are Angel’s and Demons, The Davinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Inferno and Origin.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
The romance between Nadia and Saeed is followed from the Middle East to London and beyond. It is written very powerfully and it is very timely.
Then, there are non-fiction books for students.
According to Marzano in 2000, reading nonfiction books can help students develop their background knowledge. Also, it helps understand reality in a more straightforward sense.
Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
This book has so many lessons to learn. The way his story was told is just inspiring. It puts emphasis on self-discipline, mental toughness and hard work.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
James Clear provides a framework to improve every day. Achieving goals is done by constant hard work and perseverance and the learnings that this book offers will help you build towards them no matter what they are.
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
It’s no surprise that the world we live in today is so full of distractions. Most of the time we give in and it costs our success. This book will gives concrete examples of how you can focus more on your goals and get more into deep work.