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Top 5 books you should read this Easter holiday

Top 5 books you should read this Easter holiday

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Easter is fast approaching, which for most of us students means four weeks of revision and a break from seminars and lectures. When revision becomes too much and you are in need of a well-deserved break, why not pick up a new book instead of indulging on hours of endless TV repeats? To help you get started here are a few that are on my Easter reading list…


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The Princess Bride by William Goldman

A story full of heroes, giants, magic, villains and true love. Jump into an enchanting and mystical tale told by a caring grandfather of a young boy who’s off school sick. So starts a fairy-tale like no other: kidnapping, revenge, fire swamps, swordfights, pirates, torture and poison. Will Princess Buttercup be reunited with her dear Wesley or will she marry the dreadful Prince Humperdinck and give up on true love forever?



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You’re the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher

The story opens during the wedding of Rob and Maddy, but as Maddy looks down the aisle the thought suddenly overcomes her – should she be marrying the best man instead? We meet all three characters at age nine, and as they grow up they form the ultimate friendship trio, nicknamed ‘The tripod’. As the reader, we follow them through secondary school, university and into the workplace, but our allegiance often switches between Maddy’s two potential lovers, Ben and Rob. This story is the ultimate love triangle – but who will she choose?



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Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

Todd Burpo tells us the story of his son’s visit to heaven. Four year old Colton undergoes emergency surgery when his appendix bursts, slipping from consciousness and briefly entering heaven. Months later when his health has returned he begins to tell his family stories of his experience – giving impossible-to-know details about his miscarried sister and dead grandfather he’s never met. Whether you believe this story or not, the book is gripping, heart clenching and is definitely well worth a read.


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The Maze Runner by James Dashner

James Dashner’s The Maze Runner, the first of a four book series, joins the ever growing popular dystopian genre. Set in the middle of a stone maze, each month a boy enters from a lift in the ground, with his only memory being his name. Each must learn to fit into the community the others have built, but unlike everyone else, the curious Thomas is intrigued by the maze and desires to become a runner and explore its ever changing patterns himself. Will he help them escape? Or will the half machine, half animal grievers stop him in his tracks?



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Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

P.D. James’ historical crime fiction acts as a brilliant sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Set six years after the marriage of Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet the story continues – turning into a classic murder mystery. The fusing of the great literary minds is said to create a fantastic novel that ‘combines the grace of Jane Austen with the pace of a thriller’ (Sunday Express).

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