Books to read in 2021, if you hate reading


Jenna Wiley, Editor-in-Chief

If you’re like me and was obsessed with reading in middle and elementary school but slowly fell out of love with it due to not having enough time or simply picking up other hobbies, then this is the list for you.

Wanting to get back into reading can be an intimidating task: genres, authors, writing styles, age range are all things that can be a factor when making the leap of faith into the pages.

This list is compiled of some of my favorite books and has a little bit of everything; happy reading!


1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

This book tore my heart out and stomped on it but in the best way possible. We Were Liars is about a teenage girl who, every summer, visits her family’s vacation home with her friends, family and cousins. The previous summer, she had a tragic accident and she can’t remember exactly happened to her (no one will tell her). This books is a super fast read and it will have you wanting to turn every page.

2. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

A mix between sci-fi, YA and dystopian is the perfect way to describe this book. In this world, people are told that they will die when they wake up. They don’t know how or when, just that it’s going to happen. The story follows two teenage boys who both get told that they will die that day and how their last day alive intertwines. Spoiler alert: they both die at the end.

3. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

V.E. Schwab is an amazing author and it’s always a good idea to pick up one if her books. In The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, the main character, Addie LaRue, makes a Faustian bargain to live forever but as a result is cursed to be forgotten by everyone that has ever known her. She lives amazing adventures over hundreds of years until one day she mets a young man in a bookstore and he remembers her name.

4. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

If fiction isn’t quite your style this book is the one for you. This book is a “self help” type of book but don’t roll your eyes! There is no cringy or embarrassing tips on your love life. It is focused on how someone can become a better person for themselves and not anyone else.

5. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay

This book is written by a clinical psychologist who specializes in adult development. Theres a lot that you go through in your twenties that a lot of people don’t know how to handle. This book breaks it down and helps guide you on how to get through those circumstances. This book is great if you are just turning twenty and don’t really know what to do with your life (like I didn’t).