Surefire titles get Timberwolves reading this spring


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Taryn Coulson, Co-Sports Editor

How many times have you sat down to read a book and just couldn’t get into it? Well, you won’t experience that again because this list of good reads will ensure that you don’t have that experience again. With a list ranging from autobiographies to realistic fiction, you’re sure to find something that gets you out of the common reading slump!


Beautiful Boy by David Sheff: Beautiful Boy is a true story that recognizes the effect addiction can have on a family. It is a real testament to the hardships that come along with rehabilitation and sobriety. The book is in the perspective of a father navigating through his son’s addiction. This story will leave a lasting impact that will stick with you long after you finish reading. I highly recommend checking it out. 


The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett: This book highlights the lives of twin girls who run away from home at the age of 16. It provides contrasting narratives between the two of them and how different their lives become. A great coming of age story, The Vanishing Half highlights the significance of relationships and how individuals’ different experiences can completely change how they decide to live their lives. With multi-generational perspectives involved, it provides great insight on the effects of one’s decisions leading to another. 


I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sánchez: Following the perspective of a young woman after the death of her sister, this novel expresses the struggle with grief and understanding loved-ones. It will have you questioning each character and reveal that people are not always as they seem. This is a very quick read that will surely have you hooked till the very end!


Bossypants by Tina Fey: Wanting a more comedic option? Well, look no further than Tina Fey’s Bossypants. This book is a memoir about Fey’s life on stage and how she got to where she is today. She puts a humorous spin on her story, which keeps you wondering what more she has to say. Fey talks about her experience in show business and her experiences growing up. 

Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult: This book by Jodi Piccoult addresses racial inequality and biases in a modern day setting. She illustrates the relationship between a black delivery nurse and the racism she experiences during her time caring for a white supremacist’s newborn son. This novel has a range of emotions and alternating perspectives throughout it. It addresses subjects that others often shy away from and has a very powerful message. It’s definitely a must read.