What to Read When Your Textbooks are Boring25 Aug
You knew it was bound to happen. It happens every year at the end of August. It’s time to step away from the beach, the festivals, the pools and everything else that is total mindless fun. Yes, you’re heading back to school. It’s time to switch learning back on and bury yourself in lectures and textbooks.
Okay, maybe we’re being a bit harsh here. There’s still time for fun at school, right? Reuniting with friends who you haven’t seen over the summer, getting out to weekend parties and campus activities, just to name a few.
But when you’re staring at a long list of textbook reading, it’s pretty easy to feel overwhelmed (and maybe even a bit bored). I mean really, is that macroeconomics textbook a page turner?
Didn’t think so.
We’re hooking you up with a few booktrack ideas that will be the perfect escape when your textbooks suck. And unlike those textbooks, these reads are synchronized to movie-style soundtracks so you can really zone out (and even drown out that annoying roommate). Here’s what to load up on your tablet now:
- Escape to another world or another time: Nothing says good riddance to thoughts of school and social drama like a good sci-fi novel. Escape to dystopia, battle aliens, discover otherworldly secrets in impossible to put down reads by sci-fi authors like Hugh Howey (start with Wool) or L. Ron Hubbard (his epic Battlefield Earth is a must-read).
- Young adult novels authored by fierce females: Female authors are owning it in the young adult genre, turning out some of the best loved novels that often become epic movie adaptations. We shared a round-up of female authors and their novels that you shouldn’t miss here.
- The classics: If you’re taking English lit, you might even recognize some of these titles, but a booktrack makes them more enjoyable to read. Plus, you can never go wrong with a mystery from Edgar Allan Poe, the poeticism of Shakespeare or the romance of Jane Austen.
- Give yourself the chills with a mystery or thriller: Sometimes a night in with a book that makes the hairs on your neck stand up is all the entertainment you need. Here are three that will bring the chills and provide a good break from the stack of textbooks on your desk: The Lies We Tell by Meg Carter, The Blue Dragon by Ronald Tierney and The Night Thief by Barbara Fradkin.
See, reading doesn’t have to be all about textbooks for the next eight months! Grab your tablet and sneak in some downtime with a booktrack…you deserve it.