Looking for some book inspiration? Here’s what students in the program are reading this April!


From Katie S.:

“I recently finished Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano on audio and had the best time! Finally Donovan is an author and struggling single mother. After overhearing a conversation with her editor about Finaly’s latest murder mystery novel, a stranger mistakes her for a hitwoman, and from there hijinks ensue. The writing is smart and witty, and the characters are well flushed out. I had so much fun reading this one—I recommend the audiobook as well!”


From Eleni K.:

“I will never stop recommending If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio. Six theatre majors; dark academia vibes; characters are a commentary on Shakespearean archetypes—there is murder and the ending can be read in so many ways!”


From Gabriella L.:

This book came out in 2019, but I really recommend Recursion by Blake Crouch! What seems like a crime drama turns into an amazing sci-fi thriller! Recursion takes you on a rollercoaster of “what is happening?” to “someone please figure out a way to stop this from happening!” The infinite maze on the cover is truly appropriate.”


From Wairimu M.:

Things They Lost by Okwiri Odour! So, this book was great because of how exciting it was; you’re never sure who is human and who isn’t, and it makes even the most ordinary things exciting, with rich descriptions of things that make you wonder why you never thought about them like that.”


From Katie M.:

“Once I started Boy Parts by Eliza Clark I couldn’t put it down. If you enjoy unreliable narrators who are truly terrible human beings (yet still somehow almost sympathetic even as they’re reprehensible) then you’ll probably like this book. It was pitched to me as My Year of Rest and Relaxation meets American Psycho and I cannot think of a better way to put it.”