It’s springtime — that time of year when a few lucky souls are off on adventures, relaxing on the beach, or exploring faraway cities. If you’re not traveling, try reading one of these books that will transport you to another world instead. With the whole world (and all of time and space) at your actual fingertips, where will you go?
Spring Break Book Recommdations
A good book is the fastest way to take yourself on a journey. Try one of these book recommendations for a tale that will transport you, even without a plane ticket!
Where the Wild Things Are
By Maurice Sendak
Written fifty years ago, Where the Wild Things Are became an iconic book that has inspired the imagination of generations. It continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over, by the one and only Maurice Sendak.
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You Are a Badass
By Jen Sincero
Success, Motivation, and Self-Esteem
Maybe you do need a self-help book, so what? This book is for you (and no one ever has to know about it.)
“By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious butt.” — Barnes & Noble Overview
milk and honey
By Rupi Kapur
“milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose… milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.” — Barnes & Noble Overview
By Ron Chernow
If you can’t make a trip to New York to see the musical phenomenon, Hamilton, jump in with a fascinating account of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Chernow’s biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America’s birth seen through its most central figure, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. Get to the nitty gritty of what you didn’t learn in school.
Where’d Ya Go, Bernadette
By Maria Semple
“Bernadette Fox has vanished.
When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, a fiercely intelligent shut-in, throws herself into preparations for the trip. But worn down by years of trying to live the Seattle life she never wanted, Ms. Fox is on the brink of a meltdown. And after a school fundraiser goes disastrously awry at her hands, she disappears, leaving her family to pick up the pieces.
Which is exactly what Bee does, weaving together an elaborate web of emails, invoices, and school memos that reveals a secret past Bernadette has been hiding for decades. Where’d You Go Bernadette is an ingenious and unabashedly entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are, and the power of a daughter’s love for her mother.” — Barnes & Noble Overview
Harry Potter: The Coloring Book #1
Activity and Novelty Books
“Unleash your creativity and escape to one of the most beloved series of all time.
From the heraldry of the four Hogwarts houses to the extravagant wares of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, the world of Harry Potter overflows with radiant color. Filled with intricate illustrations and elaborate designs used in the making of the Harry Potter films, this book invites you to imbue the wizarding world with color in your own explorations of Hogwarts Castle, the Forbidden Forest, and much more. You will also find pages of magical creatures and iconic scenes from the films, from the Sorting Ceremony in Harry’s first year, to the unforgettable final battle between Harry and Lord Voldemort, as well as some of the marvelous props used in the movies, such as The Quibbler, Quidditch World Cup posters, and the Triwizard Cup. Also includes sixteen pages of full-color art from the movies to inspire you as you draw.” — Barnes & Noble Overview
The Bone Clocks
By David Mitchell
“Following a terrible fight with her mother over her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as ‘the radio people,’ Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.” — Barnes & Noble Overview
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