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Winter Break Reading List


Station Eleven  by Emily St. John Mandel

This was on my Amazon Wish List and was purchased by my mom for me this Christmas.
I like millions of others enjoy post-apocalyptic stories.  It seems when you strip away modern society you're allowed to more easily examine what it is to be human. Station Eleven follows a nomadic group of artists who preform for the survivors left after a flu kills most of the population.



A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

I've always imagined becoming a theoretical physicist but I'm not amazing at math so  I never felt that I could contribute anything to the field. But I still love to read about anything concerning the universe space, and physics. I received this book as a Christmas gift from my mom this year. I've already started reading this one and I can say that Hawking's writing is completely enjoyable and easy to follow.


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Rarely do I ever watch a film adaptation of a novel first and then proceed to read the book but I loved the story so much that I really want to read the book. I may just end up purchasing the Kindle version but Gone Girl is definitely on my list.


The Scorch Trials

Dustin and I will sometimes choose an audiobook to listen to before bed instead of staying up to watch lame TV. We watched The Maze Runner and we both enjoyed it so we decided that we would listen to second installment of the books. Hopefully, the story is not too different because we really don't care to start with the The Maze Runner audio book.


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Hispanic protagonists are few and far between. I'm excited to read this story of the "ghetto nerd" dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and finding love. I can only assume from the title that this book will leave me with a bittersweet feeling.


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Another book I received from my mom. I've read mixed reviews about this book; mostly concerning the concerning as a twist yet expected. I shall see for myself.

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