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2021 Best reads to add to your personal library

Arina Khan, Grade 9

Personally, I think that reading is the best way to spend your time. It’s crazy to think that a bundle of pages and words can make people feel like they have traveled to a whole new world. Today, you could imagine yourself flying on a magic carpet through the desert, and the next day you’ve come to a magical school full of witches and wizards. There are so many amazing stories to explore, but the question is, which one should you pick? Well here are some of the best books to add to your library.

1. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Author: V.E Schwab

Release date: October 6, 2020

The story revolves around a young girl who is desperate to break the curse she has been given. The faustian bargain she made caused her to be cursed with immortality. Now 3000 years have passed for the young girl trying to be remembered by someone. Anyone. She now comes across the man, and you can describe her love as “love at first sight”. What length will she go to make sure he never forgets her? Follow Addie through an adventure of centuries, culture, and art to find out.

2. The Ace of Spades

Author: Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Release date: June 2021

Follow the story of Devon and Chiamaka. Great scoring kids, going to a great private school and having great positions there. All of a sudden, everything could possibly come crashing down when an anonymous bully surfs the web and exposes the deep dark secrets of every individual at the school. Will Devon and Chiamaka escape and protect themselves from these bullies, or will their reputations be shattered?

3. Time Riders

Author: Alex Scarrow

Release date: February 4, 2010

Time Riders follows the story of three teenagers who should have been dead by now., Insteadbut instead, they are given a second chance at life, but there’s a twist. They must work for a secret agency that is unknown to all of humanity, and they must protect the future and fix the broken past from time travel. One wrong move could ruin everything. Follow Liam O'Connor, Maddy Carter and Sal Vikram through their journey as Time Riders.

4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Release: June 13, 2017

This novel follows the story of Evelyn Hugo, an old Hollywood star who has finally decided to tell the world about the twists and turns of her life. She invites an underground journalist named Monique Grant to write about her lavious life, including the most so lavious parts. Watch the friendship of an unknown journalist and Luxurious Old Hollywood star and discover the tale of Evelyn Hugo. This novel also has a tad bit of influence from the story of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.

5. It Ends With Us

Author: Colleen Hoover

Release date: August 1, 2016

The story follows a 23-year-old girl named Lily who hasn’t had an easy start to life but picked herself up and worked hard on what she wanted. She has now graduated and has her own business all set up. But once everything seems to fall into place when Lily falls in love with a handsome neurosurgeon, Ryle Kincaid, Ryle on the other hand, is definitely a stubborn one. Brilliant? Sure but also arrogant. One thing though is that he has a soft spot for Lily. What will happen to the two love birds when Lily’s past comes back to strike a nerve in her love life?

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