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During the summer, the best trips can often be taken through a good book. With these five titles set to be published from June to August of this upcoming summer, there will be no shortage of books of all genres, authors, and perspectives to be a window into all kinds of different worlds.

Books to look forward to this summer

By Ha-Yeon Jeon May 30, 2021

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Especially during this past year, when everyone has been stuck at...

World of Wonders has quickly shot into relevancy after being Barnes and Nobles Book of the Year.

“World of Wonders” wins Barnes and Noble’s “Book of the Year”

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2021

Each year, booksellers from around the country vote on a novel that is truly profound, beautiful and meaningful. The book is not the most popular, nor the most influential, it is simply the best-written...

Books like The Midnight Library by Matt Haig can be read on Kindle or paperback. The unique plot will surely make time pass quickly.

The best books to read during quarantine boredom

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor February 24, 2021

Bored in quarantine? Sit back and enjoy being transported into another world. Here is a list of four books from a variety of genres perfect for some quarantine binging.  “The Midnight Library”-...

The covers of each of the top 5 books to read during coronavirus stacked on top of each other. While none of them are about a pandemic, they all have topics that can relate to this time.

Top 5 Books to Read During Coronavirus

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor May 29, 2020

For those lucky enough to not have to fight the coronavirus on the front lines, there seems to be a lot more free time than usual. Watching TV, Facetiming, doing puzzles, and going on walks are starting...

With its powerful friendships, stories and characters, The Field Guide to the North American Teenager is one of the best newly-released teen books.

Ben Phillipe’s new book guides students through high school

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor February 25, 2020

If only there was a guide to high school. What to do. How to do it. What to say. Dating, crushes, jobs, friendships, schoolwork and fitting in would be among the topics covered.  While there is no such...

How to Be Safe should serve as a warning to all about what could happen in a totalitarian police state.

“How to Be Safe” explores gun violence in America

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor February 23, 2020

The world is not always a safe place. There are robberies, drugs, alcohol and shootings. It is hard to be safe all the time, and Tom McAllister’s “How to Be Safe” certainly shows what it is like...

Displayed on the shelf of the WCHS media center stands Karen McManus second book, Two Can Keep a Secret. This book follows her first, One of Us is Lying. The series is popular among the teenage audience for its thrill, mystery and relatable high school settings.

Why people love Karen McManus’s mystery books is no mystery

By Jeremy Fredricks, Assistant Opinions Editor November 25, 2019

Looking for a great read? With murder? Detention? A twist ending? Karen McManus’ One of Us is Lying, and Two Can Keep a Secret are great books.  The 2018-2019 Black Eyed Susan award-winning novel...

In, The Country We Love: My Family Divided written by actress Diane Guerrero, is an inspiring and emotional read.

‘Book’ your summer with these five great reads

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor June 4, 2019

Whether you’re planning to spend the summer at the beach, pool or on the couch, you’ll need a good book to accompany you. The stories listed below range from inspirational memoirs to romantic comedies...

Former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey recently wrote a novel titled Larry Felder, Candidate.

Q & A with Bob Levey: author of “Larry Felder, Candidate”

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor February 8, 2019

Bob Levey is a former columnist for the Washington Post. Recently, he ventured into the world of novel writing with his book, “Larry Felder, Candidate.” I got the chance to have a question and answer...

Before My Eyes is explores the motives of a gunman pulls out a weapon at a Labor Day campaign rally for New York state senator.

“Before My Eyes” is a must-read for CHS students

By Miranda Chung, Assistant Opinions Editor May 15, 2018

  In Before My Eyes, author Caroline Bock perfectly captures the societal problems of today, by weaving her story very closely to reality. It is a new thought-provoking young adult novel featuring...

Fifty Shades of Grey Contains Multiple Layers

Fifty Shades of Grey Contains Multiple Layers

By Balbina Yang, Arts Editor February 23, 2017

It has been two years since the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, the first of E.L. James’ erotic drama trilogy. It has been about a week since Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel, came out in theaters and...

Copies of these recommendations can be found at the CHS Media Center.

The Observer’s Must Read Book Recommendations

By Jenna Greenzaid and Sai Sreenivasan, Circulation Manager and Observations Editor February 21, 2017

When it comes to finding a good book to dedicate yourself to, there is an overwhelming number to choose from. We’ve narrowed down the list with suggestions, from staff and students alike, of books that...

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