Lauren Conrad reads up for the winter

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Social Media Is Not A Reading Equivalent

If work’s not the thing that’s giving you more free time in the new year so far, than it’s the fact that the holidays are over, so there’s more time for resolutions, and getting back to you, one step today that Lauren Conrad and company take is catching up on their reading, with a winter reading list.

Start off with “Educated” by Tara Westover, a Harvard and Cambridge University student who’s life was anything but conventional, Tara’s life in fact was having a school free childhood, where a gritty life merited by survival in the backcountry was the most potent education that Tara got.

Next up is “Radio Background” by Allison Littman, a fictional story that’s set in Cold War Hungary of rock and roll and underground journalism tearing mother and daughter apart and forever changing life behind the iron curtain, “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi lives up to its name, and “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah tells of a girl finding her place while protecting against her father’s rage.

“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells of man a woman dealing with immigration while a love story somewhat takes place, “Girls Burn Brighter” by Shobha Rao is the ultimate girl power read of 2 resilient girls going across the world overcoming obstacles thrown at them, and “You Will Know Me” by Megan Abbott is a mystery involving the gymnastics community where a mother faces the price she must pay for her daughter’s success.

The final 3 are “The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller about a lonely man during an apocalyptic virus who gives up everything he knows to track down the voice on the radio, “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver tells of one’s missionary zeal in 1959 Belgian Congo leads to a moment where the family and their philosophies are changed forever, and “Cutting The Stone” by Abraham Verghese gets into history of revolution rising in Ethiopia where twin surgeon brothers move across the world but never lose touch with each other.

Daniel Quintanilla

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