Books to Know for Spring Break

books-March-lead-newWhether you’re headed to a beach, the slopes or even just the family room couch, spring break may be the first time all year you have the chance to dive into a book and not come up for air until you are done.

Need suggestions? These will keep you entertained and engaged.







books-March-Little-FailureLittle Failure
Gary Shteyngart

The author of “Super Sad True Love Story” weaves the tale of his upbringing as a Russian Jew immigrating to the United States as a young child in a both hilarious and touching way. If you can’t find a page from your own childhood, you’re not trying.



books-March-Still-Life-with-Bread-CrumbsStill Life with Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen

Quindlen is perfection when it comes to smart love stories like this one. It’s the tale of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose career is on the rocks when she meets a local roofer.




books-March-The-Husbands-SecretThe Husband’s Secret
Liane Moriarty

The intertwined Australian lives of Tess, Cecilia, John Paul, Rachel and more make for a highly entertaining read from the author of “What Alice Forgot.” It’ll make you think twice about opening up that next sealed envelope you find. There are some things you just don’t want to know.



books-March-Theirs-to-CherishTheirs to Cherish
Shayla Black

And here’s your dose of smut for vacation—the kind of book you can only read when you are somewhere you will never go back to, hence no embarrassment. It’s just Callie Ward. Hanging out at Club Dominion. Trying to decide between Sean and Mitchell. Uh-huh.



books-March-Hollow-CityHollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs

Creepy-cool fun for vacation—geared toward the YA set, you’ll be sneaking it from your daughter’s beach bag. The follow up to “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” finds Jacob on his way to London, friends in tow.




books-March-The-CircleThe Circle
Dave Eggers

While not the most realistic interpretation of our digital future, it’s as if Google, Amazon and Facebook had a three-way and “The Circle” is the result. When Mae Holland goes to work for the Circle, you’ll be hooked, along with her.




books-March-The-Invention-of-WingsThe Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd

It’s an Oprah pick, so you will probably like it in spite of yourself—and you can come back from the beach able to one-up your friends because you’ll be ready for book club. A generation’s journey for two young girls—one a slave, one the “master.”




books-March-One-Simple-IdeaOne Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life
Mitch Horowitz

It’s less about how and more about “why”—the story of when the power of positive thinking took root and some of the misconceptions behind it. Given this long, cold, snowy winter, a solid grasp of positive thinking is something from which we could all benefit.

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