Books to read over the holiday break

By Maria McDonald
December 3, 2009

Twilight Series
By Stephanie Meyer

For those who don’t know, this series of four books follows the life of Bella Swan who moves to a new place and falls in love with a young vampire named Edward Cullen. The books have become a must-have for young adults and now a must-see movie as the books come to theaters.

The Lovely Bones
By Alice Sebold

This page-turner is told in the perspective of 14 year-old Susie Salmon. Susie tells the story of her family struggling to untangle the mystery of why and how she was murdered. This book also has been turned into a movie and hits theaters in December of 2009.

The Kite Runner
By Khaled Hosseini

Set in Afghanistan in the ’70’s, this book is the story of two boys, Amir and Hassan, and the journey their life takes them living in the same place but two very different lifestyles. The story is told over a 30 year span but is fast paced and hard to put down.

Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert

This memoir, recommended by Oprah Winfrey, follows a woman who once made her life goals around settling down to raise a family but all of that changes when she gets a divorce. Although she got all that she thought she wanted, she goes on a journey to find what really makes a happy and fulfilled life.

L.A. Candy
By Lauren Conrad

L.A. Candy features young girls who live fabulous lives filled with club hopping, boutique shopping and plenty of drama, which doesn’t seem to far-fetched from the reality start turned author’s days on her hit show ” The Hills.” Maybe that’s why the book was so successful with her fans.

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