It is no secret that University requires a lot of reading. While so many of us are busy turning pages of textbooks, journal articles and newspapers, our personal reading list – that is, what we want to actually read for our own pleasure – often gets forgotten about until summer. This year, consider changing that routine. The fall is the perfect time to curl up by the fireplace and read an enchanting story that will keep you up until the early morning hours. Here are my top picks I recommend you read while the leaves are still turning.
1. The Devil Wears Revenge by Laura Weisberger
Miranda Priestly returns in this sequel to the novel that inspired 2004’s movie The Devils Wears Prada. Ten years after her internship at Runway magazine, Andrea Sachs is running her own bridal publication with long time friend (and former Runway co-worker), Emily. Just when Sachs believes she has moved on from the past and seems to have everything falling into place, Priestly returns with one final and surprising request.
2. The Longest Ride – Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks, author of The Notebook, tells a story of love, suspense and secrecy. When 91-year-old Ira Levinson finds himself in a situation of life or death, he begins to recall memories with his wife who died years earlier. Miles away, college girl Sophia Danko meets an interesting boy with a big secret. Both couples, though very different, will affect each other in more ways than either could have imagined.
3. How to Win at the Sport of Business – Mark Cuban
Hard work never goes out of style. That is the message Mark Cuban, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, portrays in his novel about attaining success and achieving your dreams. Cuban tells his story of going from being a door-to-door salesman to a multi-billionaire. He recalls personal details from his upbringing as a child and offers tips to readers and aspiring business people along the way.
4. You Knew Me When – Emily Liebert
You Knew Me When tells the story of Katherine Hill and Laney Marten, two former best friends who drifted a part as their dreams and goals lead to two very different paths in life. Years later, the two reunite in the place they met and figure out once and for all what really caused falling out, discovering whether their spark of friendship can ever truly be relit.
5. I’ve Got Your Number – Sophie Kinsella
Poppy Wyatt has never been happier. After her sought-after boyfriend proposes to her, everything seems to be falling into place – until she loses the engagement ring that happens to be a family heirloom. The events that follow and the situations she finds herself in leave Poppy questioning everything she thought she once knew, leading her to a surprising decision and someone who she never saw coming.