Best books to read over spring break

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — Spring Break is right around the corner!  Whether you are staying at home or hitting the beach, there is no better time then to sit back, relax, and enjoy a new book.  Check out this list of best sellers to figure out what book you will be taking along on spring break.

Me Before You

Author: Jojo Moyes

In the new released, Me Before You, the young, Louisa Clark, has not been outside of her English village.  Her new job, taking care of a quadriplegic, gives her an unexpected start to love.

Price: $9.60 (Paperback), $11.99 (Kindle)

The Revenant

Author: Michael Punke

The Revenant is about a tracker, Hugh Glass, who is mauled by a bear and left for dead.  He survives and is consumed with seeking revenge.  This book was the inspiration for the 2015 film.

Price: $9.52 (Paperback), $9.99 (Kindle)

The Girl on the Train

Author: Paula Hawkins

In the thriller of The Girl on the Train, Rachel Watson rides to and from London every day.  Every morning the train stops for a few minutes, while Rachel watches the house of a seemingly normal couple.  One day, she sees something unexpected, and decides gets off the train at their house.

Price: $12.99 (Kindle), $14.01 (Hardcover)

All the Lasting Things

Author: David Hopson

Hopson’s All the Lasting Things is about the Fisher Family who seems to be falling apart.  Henry is a novelist who is slowly being taken by Alzheimer’s.  Their son, Benji, who was once a star on a sitcom called Prodigy is fading slowly as an alcoholic.  His sister, Claudia, conceals a decades long secret.  This story leaves you asking what your legacy will be.

Price: $5.99 (Kindle), $14.95 (Hardcover)

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

The inspiring book, Big Magic, offers a unique perspective on creativity.  The beloved author, Elizabeth Gilbert encourages us to embrace our curiosity and open up to joy and wonder.

Price: $11.99 (Kindle), $13.72 (Hardcover)


Author: Emma Donoghue

Room is the world to Jack who is only 5 years old.  He has been living with his mother in an 11-by-11 foot room in which his mother is being held as a prisoner.  This is a story about unconditional love between a mother and her son.

Price: $7.99 (Kindle), $10.93 (Paperback)

The Martian

Author: Andy Weir

In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney gets separated from his crew, leaving him stranded on Mars.  He is left to survive with the little equipment he has, to somehow signal back to Earth that he is still alive.

Price: $8.99 (Kindle), $9.00 (Paperback)

A Little Life

Author: Hanya Yanagihara

Little Life tells the story of four college classmates who move to New York to find fame and fortune.  One of the men keeps his traumatic childhood a secret.  This story unfolds into brotherly bonds.

Price: $12.03 (Paperback), $12.99 (Kindle)

A Man Called Ove

Author: Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove is the story of a cranky old man.  He has a sad story and never seems to smile.  One day, a couple with two chatty girls move in next door.  This could bring the change that Ove has been needing.

Price: $9.52 (Paperback), $11.99 (Kindle)

The Alchemist

Author: Paulo Coelho

In this modern classic of The Alchemist, Santiago, a shepherd boy, yearns to travel the world to search for treasure.  The stories of Santiago’s journey will leave you wanting to follow your own dreams. 

Price: $6.79 (Paperback), $11.99 (Kindle)



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