Winter Reading List

By: Stefanie Baptista

Campus Life Editor


’Twas the last issue before Christmas, when all through campus

Not a student was stirring, not even a bear;

The dorms were being packed up with care,

In hopes that the last day of finals soon would be there


The students were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of books danced in their heads;

And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my BSU best,

Had just settled down in my winter reading nest


It’s here! It’s here! The end of the semester is finally near! Whenever winter break approaches, the thing I look forward to most is all of the time I’m going to have to read what I want, not what my professors assign for me to read. Here’s what’s on my winter reading list:


  1. American Royals by Katharine McGee. I’ve seen this book all over Instagram and I’ve succumbed to needing to know if it lives up to its hype. I mean, haven’t we all wondered what America would be like if it was ruled by a royal family instead of a first family, especially at this point in our history?! Hear me, hear me!


  1. Becoming by Michelle Obama. Does this even need any introduction? She navigated the role of First Lady with poise, elegance and grace; why wouldn’t I want to read about her life directly from the pen of the inspiration herself?


  1. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty. I read Big Little Lies by her earlier this year and loved it, I mean, absolutely loved it. Her writing style is unique and has your attention until the very last page; this book and its reviews seem just as promising. 

Those are just a few of the titles on my list, which ones are on yours? Email me at! We can swap recommendations, reviews, and ideas!

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