Great Reads


If you are in high school here at Leipsic, odds are you are required to read an AR book every quarter for a grade. And sometimes, choosing a good book can be hard. But, this article will give you a list of my favorite books I’ve read as well as a few that are supposedly great.

My favorite series is Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan. The series follows Teenager Percy Jackson as he finds out he is a son of the Greek god Poseidon and is destined to stop the Gods’ parents, the Titans, from taking over the world.

Also by Rick Riordan is the Heroes of Olympus, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and Kane Chronicles series. Heroes of Olympus is a sequel series to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and follows Percy and his friends as they encounter the Roman sides of the Gods and their children while racing to stop Gaia and the Giants from destroying all life on Earth. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard follows Magnus Chase as he learns of his relation to the Norse Gods and fights to stop Ragnarok, the world destruction event. The Kane Chronicles centers around siblings Carter and Sadie Kane, two Egyptian magicians fighting to banish the god of chaos Apophis.

Another one of my favorite authors is horror-master Stephen King. He has many great works. One is Cujo, the story of a large St. Bernard who gets infected with rabies and goes on a killing spree. Another book is It, which is about a group of kids trying to stop a murderous clown from kidnapping and eating children. The Shining is a story about a man who takes a job at a haunted hotel and goes insane. My favorite King story is The Mist. The mist follows David Drayton as he becomes trapped in a shopping mart with his son and other Brighton, Maine residents when a mist containing deadly creatures engulfs the town. Another great one is 11.22.63. 11.22.63 follows English teacher Jake Epping as he races back in time to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from assassinating JFK.

If you enjoy The Walking Dead comic or television series, comic author Robert Kirkman has written a trilogy of novels based on the origin of one of the series’ biggest villains, The Governor.

Other great books to check out include classics like The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

Whatever your preference, you can always find a good book to pick up.

By: Dylan Hiegel


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