Books to Read in the Last Week of Break

By Allison Yeh

When you are Traveling

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Jodi Picoult’s The Storyteller is perfect for traveling as 1) It can easily be found in an airport kiosk, and 2) the novel moves so fast you will never want to put it down!

When You are at Home with the Whole Family

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If you are starting to think your family is driving you crazy, pick up The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls then reassess the situation.

When All You Can Think About Is Food

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Written with sensual details that will most definitely leave you salivating, Muriel Barbery’s Gourmet Rhapsody explores the world of a famous food critic who is searching for the best meal before he dies.

When You Don’t Have Much Time but Want to Still Read

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Self-Help by Lorrie Moore is a compilation of short stories that incorporate both humor and emotional acuity. As each story touches on a different topic, this book is perfect if you have to keep picking it up and putting it down.

When You Just Aren’t In The Mood

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Geoff Dyer in his book of personal essays, Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered To Do It, satirizes his helplessness in various situations to keep you laughing. And trust me, you will laugh.

Allison Yeh is a Sophomore at Barnard and Lead Features Editor for Barnard Bite.


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