For this post, we asked students to share their favorite books on our social media, all of which are listed below. Check out the compilation below and add a few books to your reading lists. If there are other books you would like to share, please feel free to leave a comment on this post with title and author information.



The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez | Genre: Fiction | Description: “Miraflores never knew her father, and never thought he wanted to know her. But when she returns to the Chicago suburb where she grew up to care for her ailing mother, she discovers that her mother and father were greatly in love, and that her father had wanted a daughter more than she could have imagined. Now, Miraflores secretly plots a trip to Panama, in search of the man she hopes can heal her mother-and who can help her find the pieces of her own identity. What she finds is unexpected, exhilarating, and holds the power to change the course of her life.”



The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery | Genre: Fairy Tale | Description: “We can learn a lot of things from little prince! He tells me that it is only with the heart we can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eyes. He always holds his childishness. However, when we grow up, these good characters disappear.” | Recommended by: Yuxuan Zheng





Hannibal by Thomas Harris | Genre: Drama | Description: You remember “Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he’s been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world. Part 3 of a book series, which is the basis for the hit TV show “Hannibal” on NBC.”





Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan |Genre: Fiction/Romance | Description: “This young adult novel about an Iranian-American student named Leila who is discovering her sexuality and navigating high school life. She learns about secrets her classmates are keeping and meets new people. It’s a really sweet read, and Sara Farizan is a great writer.”




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Cujo by Stephen King | Genre: Horror | Description: “Stephen King puts nerve-tearing teeth into the terror of man’s best friend turning into the ultimate beast. With this warning, prepare to meet Cujo, a friendly, playful 200-pound Saint Bernard who chases a rabbit into an underground cavern. When he emerges from the darkness, he is something else. Something that the men, women, and children of Castle rock, Maine, do not suspect. Until is too late. Until the fever of fear rises and spreads. Until no one is safe, and no one can escape the insatiable slavering evil padding on four paws from victim to victim.”


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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough | Genre: Romance/Family Saga |Description: “Powered by the dreams and struggles of three generations, The Thorn Birds is the epic saga of a family rooted in the Australian sheep country. At the story’s heart is the love of Meggie Cleary, who can never possess the man she desperately adores, and Ralph de Bricassart, who rises from parish priest to the inner circles of the Vatican…but whose passion for Meggie will follow him all the days of his life.” | Recommended by: Arielle Azmon



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Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur | Genre: Poetry | Description: “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. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. 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.”




Panchami Bhat, Assistant Editor 2016-2017