Ferris students are putting down the textbooks and picking up their favorite novels to take a break between classes.
“I used to love reading in high school, but now that I’m in college I haven’t had much time to. I loved reading the Harry Potter series. You gotta love the Harry Potter series, it’s a classic. I’ve read them all, like, three times,” Ferris biology sophomore Madi Baker said. Books have the power to transport students from dreary studies to an enchanted universe, like in the popular book “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern.
“‘The Night Circus’ is such a magical book. It is by far my favorite. It’s about a circus that only comes out at night and the people who work at the circus. I love it because it has the perfect level of romance and fantasy. The images of the circus are described so beautifully as well. It’s like you are actually there when you read it,” Ferris elementary education sophomore Ally Lobbing said.
If you’re not in the mood for fantasy, maybe post-apocalyptic poetry would suit your fancy.
“I like to read when I can. One of my favorite books is ‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy. I love this book because I love the storyline and the writing style. The story is centered around a young boy and his father traveling across post-apocalyptic America and trying to survive. I
think McCarthy writes very beautifully,” Ferris political science sophomore John Kavis said.
If you are looking for a book and movie double feature, Ferris general studies freshman Zach Davidson has a popular recommendation.
“I honestly wish I could read more, but I try to read whenever I can. I really like The Hunger Games. I know it’s really popular, but I think it’s a really cool story,” Davidson said.
While Davidson prefers an action read, Ferris pre-nursing sophomore Hallie Bosh goes for a light and airy read when she can.
“I only read in the summer. I like anything by Sarah Dessen. She writes girly romance books and I am not ashamed to admit that I love them,” Bosh said.