Five Books You Need to Read in 2022


The New York Times

Pick up a book whenever youʻre feeling bored!

Andreana La Pierre, Reporter

As we move forward with a new year, a great goal to set for yourself is to spend more time reading. This is a great hobby that not only stimulates your mind but also allows for your imagination to run free. Reading also decreases stress levels, which letʻs face it, we all need. With this in mind, here are five books to add to your reading list.

It Ends With Us -Colleen Hoover 

Thereʻs a good chance you have heard of this book even read it perhaps. It went viral on TikTok in 2020 but the hype surrounding it is well deserved. It Ends With Us is a raw, powerful, and honest story that speaks about love and self-worth. This book belongs at the top of your to-be-read list.

All the Bright Places -Jennifer Niven

This book touches on very deep topics of depression and fighting a silent battle. It teaches us why compassion and kindness towards everyone is important. It discusses topics that are seen as “taboo” but still must be talked about. If you are ever in the mood for a touching and inspiring story, pick up All the Bright Places.

Turtles All the Way Down -John Green

Iʻm sure we have all heard of John Green, the author who wrote iconic stories like The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, but his newer book Turtles All the Way Down deserves more recognition. It speaks about the journey of pain and loss, but also how there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Especially in todayʻs times, we could all use some optimism. 

Normal People -Sally Rooney   

Sally Rooneyʻs best-selling novel Normal People is a must-read for everyone. Itʻs an impressive discussion of the complexity of love and relationships that is not only admirable but also eye-opening. This story will hook you in so quickly that you will finish the book in less than a day.

Inward -Yung Pueblo

Poetry is great for anyone who is apprehensive to start reading and doesnʻt know where to start. This moving collection of poems explores topics of self-love, self-discovery, and the power of letting go. If youʻre feeling stagnant in life, start reading Inward and youʻre guaranteed to find your way.