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Fun Books to Read When You're Bored


Now that school is back in session, it is important to spend your time wisely. Of course one of the most popular ways to spend your time is on social media like TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat, but what if you want to spend your time being a little more productive? One of the most fun and productive ways to spend your time is reading! To add some fun to your life, here are five books to read when you’re bored!


1. Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

Prince, one of the main characters, is a DJ that specializes in helping people in love. Although he helps people with love all the time, he struggles to fall in love himself because he is busy being a caretaker for his mother who struggles with multiple sclerosis, and his little brother. This all changes when he meets Dani Ford, his love interest. The book currently has 4.28 stars on Goodreads, and is one of the most popular YA romances right now!


Content warning: attempted sexual assault (happens before the events of the book).


2. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han


The trilogy follows Isabel, Belly, who has grown up with Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher, but the year she is about to turn 16, the two boys began to look at her differently. The trilogy follows her as she deals with that and the new feelings that arise. Since it’s a trilogy there’s enough to keep you busy for a while, and if you don’t feel like reading the series, the trilogy has been adapted into a television series for Amazon Prime Video. The trilogy has over 19,000 reviews on Goodreads and 4.36 stars. It has also become a sensation on BookTok!


3. Heartstopper by Alice Osman


Another book that has taken BookTok and the book community by storm, Heartstopper follows Charlie and Nick as they meet, become friends, and ultimately fall in love. It’s a story about friendship, mental illness and love, and has great LGBTQ+ representation. It’s a graphic novel, so it’s a very short read, and there is also a series on Netflix available. It has over 400,000 reviews on Goodreads and 4.54 stars.


Content warning: references to past homophobia.


4. Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe


Henri Haltiwanger is a student at a prestigious academy and only has one dream: attending Columbia University. There’s only one thing stopping him from achieving his dream: Corinne Troy. Corinne discovers a scheme Henri runs for money, and they form an agreement after Corinne blackmails him. It has 3.89 stars on Goodreads, and is a perfect book for getting you out of a reading slump!


5. Some Other Now by Sarah Everett


The novel follows a girl and two brothers and their struggle to deal with how love, family issues, and grief. It is very focused on grief, so it’s not the most fun read, but it is definitely entertaining, and will keep you turning the page! On Goodreads, it has 4.23 stars currently.


Content warning: death and mental illness of a family member.


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