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Picks for the literature lovers

February 26th, 2014

Why not curl up with a good book this break?

 

Movie adaptation:

 

“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

 

Named by Time Magazine as the No. 1 fiction book of 2012, this young adult novel tells the story of teenagers Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, who meet in a cancer support group. Afterwards, they become friends and eventually fall in love. Read it before the movie, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, hits theaters in June.

 

Nonfiction:

 

“Gettysburg: The Last Invasion” by Allen Guelzo

 

The infamous battle is re-examined in this account of what everyday life was like for soldiers in war-torn Gettysburg. Named an “Economist” Best Book of the Year, this book expands on the human aspect of a historically crucial event.

 

Historical Fiction:

 

“The Invention of Wings: A Novel” by Sue Monk Kidd

 

The author of “The Secret Life of Bees” illustrates the lives of two women living in the American South during the 1800s. Sarah receives “Handful” as her slave when they are both very young, and the two girls grow up in a world that restricts them both — Sarah for being a woman and Handful for being a slave.

 

 

–Compiled by Madeline Smanik