Regardless of whether you’re in college, everybody needs a spring break! One of the best and easiest ways to do so? Pick up a new book from your local store and let it transport you into another life. Here are some of the best new books of the season that you’ll want to make room for on your reading list.
All Grown Up | by Jami Attenberg
This hilarious and brutally honest novel tells the story how difficult it is to grow up when you don’t know what that means. All Grown Up follows Andrea as she tries to figure out what it means to be an “adult.” Compared to her successful friends and family, Andrea struggles with the same issues we do – and it’s only in a time of crisis when she discovers what part of life matters the most. The story is told through a series of vignettes, and you’ll be surprised at how hard you’re laughing as you read.
Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories | by Randy Garutti, Mark Rosati, Dorothy Kalins, Danny Meyer
Who doesn’t love Shake Shack? What started out as an NYC institution has expanded across the country, meaning that your favorite crinkle cut fries and ‘shroom burgers are more easily accessible than ever. If you’re still in need of a local Shake Shack, have no fear – that’s what this cookbook is for. With a forward by founder Danny Meyer, this book is full of 70+ restaurant recipes for you to create at home. Sure, you’ll probably never make custard the way Shake Shack does, but what’s the harm in trying?
Into The Water | by Paul Hawkins
From the best-selling author of The Girl on the Train comes a new suspense novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Instead of a train, Into The Water focuses on a river that runs through town. When two women lose their lives in the same place, a town and its inhabitants are forever changes. Secrets are uncovered, relationships are tested, and surprising connections between the past and present are made. If you’re looking for an escape this spring – this is the book you’re looking for.
The Secrets of My Life | by Caitlyn Jenner
This memoir touches deeper than what one would expect from the typical Kardashian machine . Written by Caitlyn Jenner during her first few years of becoming Caitlyn Jenner, this autobiography promises to be a riveting read. Including stories about her time as an Olympic athlete, a parent, and a leader of the transgender community, Caitlyn’s struggle to break through gender norms and redefine herself as she saw it is a story definitely worth telling.
The Hate U Give | by Angie Thomas
This new young adult novel has readers talking for its honest and unflinching portrayal of teenagers in today’s political climate. The Hate U Give is about Starr Carter – a black teenager from a poor neighborhood who attends a rich, predominantly white school. When her childhood best friend is shot by police, Starr has to learn how to balance two completely different worlds and becomes an activist as a result. Even though it was just released, the book has already been optioned for a movie and is considered a best-seller.