Features  Published 04/26/12 1:43pm

What You Should Read Over Reading Days


Reading Days, ah. Four whole days of blank schedules and welcome distraction. For Reading Days this semester, why not consider reading! Introducing UTB's first ever edition of "What You Should Read Over Reading Days." Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments.

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins: Take a trip to the Capitol and join the fun that everybody is talking about. Bonus perks: this book will not take more than 48 hours to read. Good for those who have papers and finals late in the week.

Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James: If you can't be convinced by critics' description of this book as an "erotic breakout novel" and "mommy porn," chances are that you have no business reading it. Potentially dangerous for those who brought "just a friend" to formal.

Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin: Lengthy, distracting and the dialogue is not too far off from that of the TV show. *Beware of forgetting to study.* Alternate route: screw the book, turn on the tube.


Before I Go to Sleep, S.J. Waton: Suspense-filled mystery. Good for those with a lot of free time during the day. Horrible idea if you are going to be walking home from the library alone late at night. We warned ya.

Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman: An oldie but goodie, you'll manage to feel oddly productive when taking in Klosterman's perspective on pop culture phenomena. No need to read the whole thing at once, making this a good study break.

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