1. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? by William Poundstone
It is time to defrost your frozen brain with some thought-provoking reads! This is a book full of tricky quizzes and the ubiquitous interview questions asked by hyper-selective companies. Get as much fun as you can from the book and you will never get tired of it.
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2. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
I would find any possible chance to recommend this book. Read it anytime you want, even in the midst of studying for your exams. This book will give you thousands of giggles and you'll be more motivated than ever after reading what it took for Sophia and Louisa to become such high-achieving students and musicians.
3. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
This series is definitely a must-read for those who like vampires and werewolves. It also introduces the half-angel warriors called Shadowhunters. The amazing plot of this series will leave readers craving for more.
4. Matilda by Roald Dahl
This is my first choice to read during my study break. Dahl is brilliant at writing meaningful and touching stories like this. The extraordinary story of Matilda will definitely warm your heart on a winter night.
5. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The book is full of cliff-hangers, suspense and action. Maybe it's not the best read after stuffing yourself with all that turkey and cake!
6. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Collins doesn't go over the top with descriptions and this adds a realistic touch to the plot. The trilogy is probably long enough to last you through your winter break.
7. The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
Get yourself a nice cup of hot chocolate and let your mind wander around the fantastic world of Harry Potter as he fights evil forces. That's what I call a sweet and adventurous Christmas.
8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Tired of A Christmas Carol? It is time for a change. This book also begins on a Christmas Eve and will give you a glimpse of the darker side of the industrial revolution.
9. The Season of Passage by Christopher Pike
It's a chilling read about an ancient civilisation on Mars. The unique settings and the horrifying plot kept my mind occupied for days.
10. White Fang by Jack London
It gets pretty scary at times, but this book takes you to the tundra of Canada from the comfort and warmth of your favourite armchair.