A break down of books that you must read this fall


‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’
By: Stephen Chbosky

There is a reason that this book has become the cult classic that it has. Regardless to whether or not you have watched the movie, read the book. It is the perfect coming-of-age novel. Its unique writing style, letters written from main character Charlie create an impactful voice. I also think that if you enjoyed “Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, you will love this novel. Trigger Warnings: Mental Health, Drugand Alcohol Abuse, Suicide, Sexual Assault,
Physical Abuse, and Violence


“Crying in the H-Mart”

By: Michelle Zauner

A ruthless and unflinched memoir, about her experiences with identity, growing up Korean-American, grief, losing a loved one, all strung together by food. She depicts her struggles through enchanting anecdotes in a way that brings out the vivacious voice in Zauner’s writing. In a world where the majority of the authors on the shelves are predominately white, it is important to include the narratives of minorities as well. But, the universal themes of family, endurance and togetherness are ones that can be appreciated no matter your background.



By: J.J Johnson

‘Believarexic’ follows the journey of a girl who is struggling with an eating disorder in the eighties. I loved this book for so many reasons! It’s a true story based on the author’s experience, it really felt like I knew what the main character was feeling throughout the whole thing. Written in a unique poem-like style, it expresses eating disorders in such a personal light. “Believarexic” is a great read overall; it is a great representation of how someone can develop and recover from an eating disorder and mental illness. Trigger warnings: Eating Disorders, Alcoholism, Depression, Suicide