5 Winter Break Reading Picks

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It’s cold outside and you have a month of freedom! What better way to spend your break than catching up on some reading that you actually enjoy?

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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Why did it take the funniest woman on Earth so long to write a book? The book full of stories, lists, and even haikus is hilarious, as expected, but there’s more to it than just being a light read. Amy’s honesty and advice leave the reader with a sense of inspiration. #AmyPoehler4President

The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

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You know her as the kick-ass female superhero that makes an awesome Halloween costume, but the history behind this feminist icon is worth learning. Jill Lepore is a New Yorker staff writer who delves into the story behind Wonder Woman, her creator, and her affect on women’s rights. This read is about as much fun as taking a whirl in WW’s invisible airplane.

Not That Kind Of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” by Lena Dunham

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You already relate to Girls on every level so you can be pretty sure that the show creator’s book will be full of more hilariously awkward moments. Prepare to catch yourself laughing out loud as Lena recalls heartfelt stories about growing up. Can’t Lena and I just meet and be best friends already?

The Cinderella Murder: An Under Suspicion Novel by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

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If you’re a fan of CSI and Law & Order, this mystery might be the perfect read when you’re snowed in. A television producer looks into the case of a UCLA student who skipped her father’s sixtieth birthday bash to audition for a role but found strangled to death near the director’s home. It’s one of those books that you can’t put down except maybe to grab another coffee.

The Roommates: True Tales of Friendship, Rivalry, Romance, and Disturbingly Close Quarters by Stephanie Wu


Living with a stranger undoubtedly will lead to some interesting results. Read stories from different contributors who find everything from their lifelong friend to their arch nemesis in their roomies. We could all share a few stories like these.
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