The Reading List for May 2021

Happy May! Many traditional Universities are now off for the year with some students beginning their Spring semester. However, for us Athabasca students, most of us are continuing with our courses or perhaps some of us are also taking a small break from studies for the Spring and Summer. Whether you are studying or not, here are some recommended reads to try for the month! Many of these are brand new or recently published books.

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

A beautiful and well written book that shows an overview of the former USA president’s start to politics and his journey to presidency. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be the president of the USA? Well, I certainly have! This book allows readers to see the lifestyle of a politician. Perhaps after you read this story, you may even gain interest in politics or perhaps even consider pursuing a career in politics. The novel also explores how politics works and the challenges that are faced. Overall, a worthwhile read for anyone interested in politics!

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

This book first caught my eye with the word “vacation.” I have never had the chance to travel very much due to school and work.  By the time my family and I finally found a year where we are all finally free to travel together, the pandemic had started. As we patiently wait to get vaccinated and for the pandemic to get under control, many of us are dreaming of some sort of vacation, especially after a long year of staying at home. Although we may not be able to travel right now, here is a book for you! This story is about two best friends and their ten summer trips. A book that explores friendships and travel. Read this fun and warm book to read while we continue our dreams of vacationing!

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Calling all “The Martian” fans!  Author Andy Weir has finally published a new book. This book is for science fiction lovers, and the story is about Ryland Grace who is the sole survivor with a final mission. If he fails his mission, earth and humanity may disappear forever. A must read for both sci-fi and “The Martian” fans. For those who have not read “The Martian,” that is also a recommended read.

The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

For all mystery and thriller fans.  Anyone who has read Michael Connelly’s books before know they are all worth the read! Another recent release from November 2020, this story revolves around defense attorney Mickey Haller and the sudden discovery of the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. A thriller story that keeps readers reading on.

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

A story about a single mom who is a data and statistics genius but lacking the skills in the dating world. With the challenging upbringing and finding the wrong ex-husband, Jess Davis is working to stay afloat and lonely. However, suddenly Jess comes across a DNA-based matchmaking company that has the capability to change dating forever. What does DNA have to do with dating? If you are interested in a romance mixed with science novel, this is recommended for you.

Happy reading!

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