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Last month, I recommended three pretty incredible books to my readers. To Kill A Mockingbird, Up A Road Slowly, and So You Don't Want To Go To Church Anymore all made the "must read" list. If you took my suggestions, then you should have had a full month of good reads. This month, I struggled to choose books that could compete with my previous selections. After a lot of thought and more than one trip to my trusty bookshelf, I believe I have managed to create a list that will jump-start your Spring reading. With just a few days until April 1st, it might be a good idea to start reading as soon as you can get your hands on one of these novels.
Who We Are: One Direction, Our Autobiography
If you don't have the heart of a fangirl hiding inside of you, then you might think you're not going to be so hot on this book. As a person who personally enjoys One Direction music, I thought it would be interesting to get some behind-the-scenes insight on the lives of the band members. I found that this book is actually about a lot more than the lives of Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis, and Zayn. This books gives the reader an inside look into the life of a celebrity. From the first page to the last, the boys make it very clear that celebrity lives are quite similar to regular lives, as long as they work to keep it that way. You can read about what it's like to train with a professional sports team, perform live at the World Olympics, and walk the halls behind the stage in Madison Square Garden. Also in every chapter is another point of view of what it's like to visit a poverty-stricken country and talk to struggling families. Taking you from Los Angeles to London, this book will let you experience your wildest dreams through the account of someone else's most incredible memories.
The Hunger Games Trilogy: Mockingjay
Obviously, if you're going to read this book, you need to read the first two books in the trilogy first. However, I wanted to bring special attention to this book for two reasons. First of all, the last movie in the series was recently filmed, and it just became available on DVD. Secondly, this book was my favorite of the three. I believe that it had the most interesting plot, it managed to fill in all of the gaps that the other two books left behind, and it ended the series in a very bittersweet and realistic fashion. From the first chapter, I couldn't put this book down. It was instantly captivating, starting off directly where the second book had finished. If you haven't read this series yet, then you are surely missing out. This is more than a teen fiction dystopian novel. This is a love story, a war story, and a coming of age story all thrown into one. Science fiction, action, and comedy are all elements in the plot. This is one of the few trilogies I know of that actually have good movies to boot. This is a bandwagon that you need to jump on. The sooner you read the books, the sooner you can watch Jennifer Lawrence run for her life from a pack of engineered dogs and forest fires.
Across Five Aprils:
Let me just start by saying I was itching to include this book in the March reading list, though I chose not to because I had already added another novel by the same author. This book is written by Irene Hunt, yes that is the same author as "Up A Road Slowly". This story is equally, if not even more enticing. A story about a boy growing up during the Civil War, it's heartbreaking and relatable. Much like "To Kill A Mockingbird", this novel addresses issues that many people weren't adamant about discussing during those times. What happens to a family when it is spilt down the middle by the divide between the North and the South? It's a simple question to answer, but a difficult reality to face: The family is torn apart. Some brothers try to keep in touch, others have to look each other in the eye and decide whether to follow the orders from their commander or spare their brother's life. This was yet another book that I couldn't put down until the last page had been turned. I highly suggest it to anyone who likes a book that will make you think.
So, what do you think? Are there any books that you would add to this reading list? Drop a title in the comments below!