Student Reading Recommendations


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These recommendations and many more amazing books can be found at the Coronado Library

Valentina Hernandez, Writer

While leisure reading is a less popular form of entertainment nowadays, there are still plenty of teens that enjoy spending their free time absorbed in a good book. Students read a wide range of material, and all have their own recommendations and favorites.

“My favorite book I would have to say is Daisy Jones and the Six, it is a super descriptive book and there’s different story lines for all the characters which makes it easier to stay interested in the book,” Sophomore Jiya Patel said.

Author, Taylor Jenkins Reid, transports the reader into the life of Daisy Jones, a young artist just beginning her music career in the 1970’s. This historical fiction is full of the crazy adventures and a whirlwind of emotion following the rock band of Daisy and The Six.

“I love the Bridge of Clay by Marcus Suzak,” Sophomore Mia Strelitz said. “I really like the style of writing and the story in general. I would have to say it is my comfort book.” says, sophomore, Mia Strelitz.

Bridge of Clay is a fiction book that takes you into the journeys of the Dunbar brothers, who raise each other in a world of their own rules. As the boys grow up, they begin to discover the reason behind their father’s disappearance. Clay, the center of the Dunbar family, will create a bridge, for his family, his past, his sins, and for miracles. How far is Clay willing to travel to achieve his goals?

“I recommend Seraphina by Rachel Hartman,” Sophomore Briseis Olivia said. “It is very vivid and descriptive and overall, just a good book.” Says, sophomore, Briseis Oliva.

This fantasy novel pivots on a court musician who finds herself entangled in a royal murder mystery when the Crown Prince dies, apparently killed by a dragon. Seraphina must uncover the plot against the crown without revealing that she is half-dragon herself.

“I recommend the book 1984 by George Orwell, it talks about the state of the world and gives the reader a chance to step into the past and look into the future,” Says, Juan Pablo Cardenas.

This chilling book is set in 1984, though published in 1949. ‘The Party’ a government party, has control over everything in London, from history and language to the way one thinks and feels. “…The book offers political satirist George Orwell’s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff’s attempt to find individuality” says George Orwell’s book description.

“My favorite book at the moment is Varity by Colleen Hoover because it took a turn that I did not expect,” Says Victoria Galindo.

Hoover takes the author into the story of Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer who accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. When Lowen discovers a collection of the reason as to why the Crawford’s daughter died, she is left in a difficult position, not knowing whether to tell Jeremy, or keep it from the devoted husband.

Whether you are inclined towards reading fantasy or historical fiction, all of these recommendations can lead to a great read. Reading expands creativity and imagination and can open a world of knowledge for students.