Top 5 Spring Reads


Reece Houser, Staff Writer

Spring is almost here! As you tidy up around the house and enjoy the warmer weather, you could also add a book to your hand. In today’s world, we become more and more disconnected from American literature. We are constantly being pushed into endless choices of media outlets, T.V networks, gaming, etc. Some people find joy in those activities but nothing can enrich your mind the same as a good book. With that being said, it’s hard to know where to start with so much literature to choose from. So here is a cultivated list of excellent books from varying genres that you could try out this spring.

  1. “The Foundation Trilogy” by Isaac Asimov (Sci-Fi/Adventure): This first book is a three-part series, but if you like Science Fiction it’s exactly where you would want to start. An article titled “10 Best Science Fiction Adventure books” by famous, says the books will “…push your imagination to the edge and excite your neural cells.”
  2.  “The Whistler” by John Grisham (Mystery): According to The whistler tells readers all about the ins and outs of the legal system, with a twist of conspiracy. Our down on his luck lawyer gets a high-profile case that is more than dangerous. In fact, we are told, by jgrisham,com that “Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.”
  3.  “It” by Stephen King (Horror): If Science Fiction and Mystery still feel too mild this acclaimed horror book will certainly do the trick. You may have already seen the movie adaptation, but it does not come close to the picture you will surely paint in your head by reading the novel. After all, any reader would tell you the book is always better than the movie. 
  4.  “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood (Historical Fiction): For many, history can turn boring, but when historical fiction meets crime and scandal,the intrigue grows. According to and their article titled “50 of the Best Historical Fiction Books”, Alias Grace is set in 1800s Canada. The book takes us down a rabbit hole of whether or not Grace Marks is guilty of the murders of 3 people. This book will keep your eyes bound to the pages as you search for answers.
  5. “Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster” by Jon Krakauer (Non-fiction): If you don’t know of the 1996 Mt. Everest Disaster, this tragedy took the lives of 8 climbers and stranded several other individuals. This book is told from the perspective of a survivor; Jon Krakauer. This story is truly riveting, with vivid descriptions and a powerful message.