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Welcome Back: Already Stressed from School? Read More!

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Move-in day, back-to-school day, whatever you call it, people are going back to class. That essentially means: books on books on books. Regardless of the subject or your major, you’ll be assigned to read 45 books for four courses within the first two weeks (we’re thinking this number is basically accurate!). The horror, the horror. Stressful times like these are perfect opportunities for us to read more. Yes, you read that correctly. ‘Now wait just a second, Matt,’ is probably what you’re saying to yourself, ‘I’m knee deep in schoolwork. There’s just no way I’ll have time to read anything else.’ Well, hypothetical person, hear me out on this. Let me tell you about some of the benefits: You’ll be reading something…

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Not Barstool Sports: Books to Read Before You Go off to College

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Just about to begin your freshman year of college, eh? Make sure you have your shower caddy ready, your matching bed set from Target (XL Twin, for sure), and all of those Cup Noodles you’ll never end up eating because you have a meal plan. College is easy! Just kidding, college is pretty hard, duh! However, if we were able to get through it, you probably can, too. With these books, you will have everything you need to be the big person on campus. The Book of Human Emotions: From Ambiguphobia to Umpty – 154 Words from Around the World for How We Feel Hardcover, Tiffany Watt Smith (Little Brown and Company, June 7, 2016) You’re about to meet a…

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4 Women on the Hunt for a Murderer Heat Up January’s Mysteries

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It’s time to grab some fuzzy slippers, wrap yourself in your warmest blanket and hunker down with a mystery novel packed with dark moods, red herrings and white-hot revenge. And whether they’re victims, suspects or pursuers of justice, the women in these four novels will heat up cold January days with their desperation, determination and bravery. The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian (Doubleday; January 5, 2016) You can always rely on Chris Bohjalian, the author of 18 smartly written bestsellers, to deliver a devilishly good story. And this suspenseful crime novel, imbued with violence, bad decisions and families torn apart, may be his best one yet. The Guest Room begins with a bachelor party that investment banker Richard Chapman is…

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