Reading Between the Lines with Eva: Fun reads to fit in around finals

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By: Eva Monhaut


Finals week can be a stressful time for everyone especially during already chaotic times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one can always find solace between the pages of a light, easy read. So, as finals are fast approaching and another semester wraps up this cold, winter season, cozy up with one of these easy, relaxing reads and take a break from studying, it is the perfect way to reset and unwind before an exam or presentation. 

  1. An Age of License: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley

New York Times best-selling graphic artist and cartoonist, Lucy Knislet’s brings her 2011 abroad experience to readers in a cute, easy-to-read and page-turning graphic narrative. It details her trip abroad as well as documents every aspect of her life during the trip from romance to wine tasting and lots of delicious food!

  1. Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado

Finals is a time of anxiety, so this is the perfect book to read for those who are anxious about their upcoming exams, presentations, and final papers. It tackles issues of anxiety and helps readers learn how to work through their anxiety and find calm amidst the chaos of life.

  1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Looking for an easy ready which harkens back to your younger days? Look no further than the classic, Anne of Green Gables series which brings with it an enjoyable story as well as some nostalgia for simpler times. 

  1. Just Sit by Sukeyand Elizabeth Novogratz

This is the perfect book for unwinding and learning more about how to meditate and be still. In short, it is a guide to meditation which will help you practice and deepen your inner calm before finals. 

I hope that these books make your finals must-read list and help you through these difficult times. Remember to study hard but also take time for yourself and relax. As always, follow me on Goodreads at to always see what I am reading, find more of my book recommendations and connect with me in more depth about must-reads.

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