For most people in the United States, this weekend is a long one. Monday is President’s Day and that means no work or school. What better way to spend this time off than reading a good book? Most readers probably fly through their reading material in a day, but here are five books that might sustain you throughout the Holiday weekend.
1) The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Number of pages: 272
In this hilarious and insightful memoir, the late Carrie Fisher relays to us what happened behind the scenes of Star Wars. Fisher compiles the diary entries she wrote at just 19 and gives readers a honest recollection of her young days on set.
2) The Sellout by Paul Beatty
Number of pages: 304
This Man Booker Prize winner is a funny yet tense satire about race in America. The narrator brings back segregation and slavery to his home neighborhood (he segregates the school, for example); what ensues is a challenging and unique side of the story that takes our narrator to the Supreme Court.
3) The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Number of pages: 576
Easily influenced by their exuberant professor, a group of students form a companionship with one another that will change their lives. When they go beyond what anyone thought they were capable of, they realize just how far gone they are and how easy it is to be immoral.
4) 1984 by George Orwell
Number of pages: 304
This dystopian classic has been selling out recently. For some, it seems that Orwell has predicted the future. When Winston Smith notices that the Party has been watching him, he begins to fear for his life and the lives of everyone around him. Big Brother is always watching. Everywhere.
5) The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Number of pages: 464
Cecelia Fitzpatrick’s husband has written her a letter with intention for her to read it after her dies What her husband doesn’t know is that she stumbled across the letter while he is still alive. It contains his deepest, darkest secrets. What does the letter contain and how will Cecelia react?