Post-Finals Book Recommendations

Trying to decide what to do with your free time after you finish finals? Lucky for you, Brookens has some amazing books available on cloudLibrary to keep you entertained and busy this summer.

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Regarded by many as a hilarious account of the life of a World War II antihero, Catch 22 has been adapted on film and screen many times, giving you the perfect opportunity to stay busy.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Crazy Rich Asians has been showered with positive reviews, and, if you love it, there are two sequels to follow-up with!

I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson
According to the New York Times, I Think I Love You “combines effervescence with earnestness, [and is] a finely tuned sense of absurdity with nostalgia, satiric wit with genuine warmth.”

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
After I read Last Night, I had only one thought: this book is truly incredible. Focused on two girls falling in love in San Francisco’s Chinatown during the Red Scare, this book has it all – romance, history, and more.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
This novel is kind of intense, but amazing nonetheless. If you’re looking for a book you can completely escape into, then Little Fires Everywhere is perfect for you.

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
This book combines both wisdom and humor to create a truly engaging reading experience.

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
My Sister, the Serial Killer is dark, but funny nevertheless. Filled with sarcasm and wit, this book will easily pique your interest and keep you entertained.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Red, White & Royal Blue is another truly wonderful book. Seriously. This novel had me laughing and crying, and left me desperately wanting more.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Yes it’s a teen novel, but Simon is really enjoyable! With well-thought-out characters who are easy to love, this book brought me so much joy.

Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Described as “oddly compelling,” “morbidly fascinating,” and “shockingly hilarious,” Stiff fascinatingly accounts the world of human cadavers.

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
Funny, intellectual, weird, and creative – The Bookish Life of Nina Hill is crafted perfectly and is an absolute joy to read.

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
Sweetly focusing on friendships and romance, this novel perfectly balances hilarious moments with ones that will definitely make you cry.

The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian is one of my all-time favorite books. Expertly jumping between serious moments and humor, I desperately wish I could experience reading this for the first time again.

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal
With many amazing reviews, this book is a “charming and thoughtful story that illuminates the bonds of family, sisterhood, and heritage that tether us despite our differences.”

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang
The Wangs is a funny and charming family story that a reader can be easily immersed in. It’s a wonderful book that will leave you emotional.

As summer approaches, don’t forget about Brookens and our amazing resources. The cloudLibrary service has some of the best books that can keep you entertained for hours.

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