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Yahia Omar, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

My March Reading Log


The Girls by Emma Cline 

The psychological fiction novel, The Girls by Emma Cline is loosely based off of the Manson family cult and the murder of Sharon Tate. The book follows the main character, the 14 year old Evie Boyd as she becomes bored of spending summer all alone and meets three strange girls who she then begins to spend her summer with on their farm while under the finger of musician and leader, Russel Hadrick. 


The book flips from present day to the summer of 1969, where the story mainly takes place. It shows the timeline difference between how she was and what she became. This book was a powerful novel about the gullibility of young women and men and showed just how simple it is to get caught up in something that’s way over your head. This book is a perfect coming-of-age novel with a creepy undertone and a pace that’ll have the readers wanting to read page after page.


The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The fantasy novel, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, follows Nora Seed who after deciding to give up on life, finds herself in between life and death and is given the opportunity to redo her past regrets and make new decisions throughout different lifetimes.


The book cracks down on mental illness, regret, and life choices. Throughout the book, you find out how different and similar lives can be if only you changed one single decision. This book is an amazing and mature philosophical read. Although it wasn’t much of a page-turner, sitting on the edge of my seat type of novel, it is an incredibly powerful story about life’s many decisions and regrets that everyone should read.


Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

The philosophical memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, follows the story of real life college graduate, Mitch Albom, and his old college professor, Morrie. As Morrie approaches his final months of life, he teaches his ex-student all things about love, greed, life’s many meanings, and death.


The book by Mitch Albom tells so much in only 192 pages. This was the first ever memoir that I have picked up and couldn’t put down until it was finished. It’s a beautiful story about all things life, death, and the in-between. I found myself growing attached to Morrie through the writing and viewpoint of his student, Mitch. While being a very raw and emotional read, it’s a book that I believe everyone should read.


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Tatum Pilla
Tatum Pilla, Staff Writer
My name is Tatum Pilla. I’m a Freshman staff writer for The Harvester News. I enjoy writing as well as reading. I want to go to college in Boulder, CO to major in journalism. In my free time, I enjoy thrifting, going to concerts, and hanging out with friends.

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    Katerina FlorosApr 18, 2024 at 9:24 pm

    This is awesome! exited to add some new books to my reading list 🙂