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5 Books to Read to Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 17, 2019
Rachel Berquist

It’s okay, you can admit it, your list of resolutions won’t even make it to March. But don’t feel badly, two months was a valiant effort! Read on to find the perfect book for the resolution that you should just already give up on.

5 Books to Read to Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions

1. Make New Friends – The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

You don’t need to put yourself out there and leave your room to find fulfilling friendships. The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried will fill that void with its strange, hilarious, and poignant portrayal of friendship, and how it survives even after your friend is most definitely dead. Listed on “Hypable’s Most Anticipated Queer YA Books of 2019”, This latest novel from Shaun David Hutchinson shouldn’t be missed just for forced socialization with that lab partner who should probably remain an acquaintance. “A good friend will bury your body, a best friend will dig you back up.”


2. Finally Binge watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer Slayer by Kiersten White

Into every generation a Slayer is born…we know, it’s been in your Netflix “Must List” for months, but it’s not leaving anytime soon. You don’t need to watch seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to experience the Buffyverse. Slayer is still the legendary story of a badass girl who’s struggling with the duties of the Chosen One, albeit a much shorter commitment.


3. Go to the Gym –Broken Lands by Jonathan Maberry

A soul cycle class isn’t the only thing that can get your heart rate elevated. Broken Lands, the first novel in a new series in the world of ROT & RUIN, is a non-stop thrilling adventure that will have you turning the page faster than the pedal of a stationary bike.


4. Stop Procrastinating – Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard

Sometimes juuuust a little procrastinating isn’t terrible. Be easier on yourself, Hermione Granger. None of us are perfect. Take a break from all that studying and check out Goodbye, Perfect. Eden McKinley knows she can rely on her straight-laced, straight-A best friend, Bonnie. That is –until Bonnie runs away with her boyfriend – who is also Eden’s English teacher. This book explores what happens when the pressure to be perfect becomes too much.


5. Finding Love – The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee

Already exhausted from swiping? Just delete your dating apps already and experience real love. Yes, Stella and Galliard may be fictional, but their love for each other will feel realer than anything you’re going to find while waiting in line to use the bathroom. The Great Unknowable End is a funny, uplifting, singular novel that will make you feel all the feels.

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