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Next on your to-do list: you should read these books

I’ve set a goal on Goodreads to read 50 books by the end of the year. And I’m happy to say I got a good head start: I’ve already read 13 books in 2019. Here are a few of my favorites that I think you might enjoy as well

| Senior Editor

Book review: Fantasy parallels reality in ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’

“A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas. The series follows a human girl named Feyre who lives in a world where faeries exist—and they’re not anything like Tinkerbelle.

Andie Divelbiss | Staff Writer

St. Louis’ rich literary history, explored at BookFest

In a city once home to Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin and T.S. Elliot, enjoy a weekend of literary discussions centered at Left Bank Books in the Central West End.

| Staff Writer

Why college is actually a good place for pleasure reading

At the risk of sounding like a cantankerous old woman, I’m going to make a not-so-bold statement: people should read more.

| Senior Forum Editor

Things to consume over winter break

This year’s winter break will be approximately a month long. If you’re fearful of what on Earth you could possible do with that time, especially after a semester jam-packed with work, you’re not alone—but fret not! The world is filled with television, movies, books, food and games to consume.

The funny pages: 5 books to make you laugh over break

Check out Scene’s book recommendations for Thanksgiving break.

| Senior Scene Editor

Reading list for reading week

It’s almost Reading Week, which, if I’m not mistaken, is the gracious week that Chancellor Wrighton gives us to replenish our souls with leisurely reading. Sometimes I get the feeling that that’s not the case and that I’m possibly missing something, but then I remember to follow my heart and everything is okay.

| Senior Scene Editor

Bookflix: A guide to summer binge reading

‘Star Trek,’ ‘Firefly’ and ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ read… ‘Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas’ by John Scalzi Scalzi is one of my favorite authors because of his offbeat, hysterically funny approach to the genre of science fiction. “Redshirts” is a stand-alone novel that satirizes the tropes of “Star Trek” in a brilliant and sneakily existential way.

Eliana Goldstein | Contributing Reporter

Snow and holidays cause late book shipments, student left without books

The “Snowpocalypse” that blanketed campus in a foot of snow may be two weeks past, but the Washington University Campus Bookstore is still playing catch-up. Anticipating long lines and additional need, the bookstore extended its hours for the January back-to-school rush.

| Contributing Reporter

Jefferson’s books found in Olin

Scholars recently found that Washington University holds the third-largest collection of books once owned by Thomas Jefferson. The discovery, consisting of 28 titles in 74 volumes, was made by Monticello scholars and announced Monday by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and the University.

| Senior News Editor

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