3 Books You Should Read



Reilly White, Co-Editor

Reading is a great way to take a break from the stress of your everyday life and escape into a reality that isn’t your own. On top of that, it also has numerous benefits on your mental health, focus, and comprehension ability. Here are three great books to try that I thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend!

  1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This is a captivating coming-of-age story about two seemingly opposite teenage boys in El Paso, Texas, Ari and Dante. They each have their own emotional baggage to carry, but when they meet, their special bond and understanding teaches them the most important truths of life, against all odds. I read this two summers ago and I rated it 5/5 stars.


2. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

This series is somehow seriously chaotic, yet relaxing and lovable at the same time. We follow Blue Sargent as she navigates the paranormal town of Henrietta, Virginia, and develops a deep-rooted connection with three and a half prep school boys searching for a dead king. I read this series throughout last year and rated it 4.5/5 stars. My favorite book was definitely the first, The Raven Boys.


3. The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis

You’ve likely heard of the show, but believe me when I say the book is just as good. Beth Harmon is a prodigal orphan who is excitable over two things: her little green pills and chess. We follow her life as she goes up against some of the greatest chess players in the world, simultaneously battling addiction and self-destruction. I read this book last summer and I rated it 5/5 stars.


These three books are some favorites of mine that I recommend for any type of reader, however, some are more directed towards certain genres, depending on your personal preferences. Have fun reading!