Spring [take a] Break
Scheduled time off is essential. Weekends are great, but can be filled with to-do’s, homework and obligations. A week out of the usual schedule is dreamy—enter, Spring Break.
Whatever you have planned, be sure to make time. Time to sleep in. Time to have a duvet day. Time to let your hair get extra greasy. Time to journal. Netflix is cool, (we see you Malala x David Letterman special. I’m not crying, you’re crying), but getting lost in a page turner that you aren’t being forced to read is bliss. First step: take a photo of the scene—in bed, cup of tea in hand, book in the other. Come to think of it, how do people take those photos, aren’t both hands now full? We digress. Point is, take the photo and post it asap; the 2018 universal do not disturb sign. We've rounded up five of our fave reads as of late, so you can get cozy and get chillin'.
Women who run with wolves
By Clarissa Pinkola Estes
In one word: essential and empowering. Okay, that’s two words, you caught me.
A book of fairytales and folklore for women. A coming back to our primal, wild and most true selves, which have been muffled by society’s expectations of us. Our ‘Wild Woman’ is inside each of us, demanding to be heard; to create art, trust her intuition, heal, guide, and give life. A testament to our strength, wisdom, and bravery.
The Hate U Give
By Angie Thomas
In one word: important.
An eye opening look into white privilege, with a social and political message inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. At its heart though, it’s a heart-wrenching story of a scared, young woman as she navigates an impossible situation.
Meet Cute: Some people are destined to meet
By Jennifer L Armentrout
In one word: sweet.
A collection of short “how they first met” stories. A light read, but still full of feels. It had us at the cover art, it kept us at the legitimate LGBTQIA+ representation.
The Sun and Her Flowers
By Rupi Kaur
In one word: soothing.
If you read Milk and Honey, then you know; if not, add that to your list too. It’s written in order of a flower’s cycle: wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. Poems that heal and words that soothe. She covers topics of trauma, loss, grief, femininity, and immigration, in a relatable and yet curious way
Turtle All The Way Down
By John Green
In one word: human.
This book gives such a clear picture of irrational, fear-driven mind-spirals—ones we can all relate to. The author (who also wrote 'A Fault in Our Stars', so basically PASS THE TISSUES), suffers from OCD, and has such a way with describing what it’s like to be trapped in your own mind and does a beautiful job of honestly summing up mental health issues. It can be sad, ugly, frustrating and awful but it’s never hopeless and it doesn’t define you, The message is perfect—it’s okay not to be okay.
Have some to add to the list? Hmu in the comments below.