When is the last time that you actually got to sit down and read for fun? Now we’re certainly not saying that the three chapters a week that you had to read for your organic chemistry course weren’t absolutely riveting, but we are saying that there’s a good chance you would have preferred to be reading something else.

Winter break is the perfect opportunity to do just that. While you might be thinking that reading a book is that last thing you want to do with your precious free time, we think that it’s a great way to remind yourself that reading actually can be fun (you know…when you don’t have to do it). But what will you read? Thankfully, the team at Ram’s Crossing East, Lofts, & Townhomes has you covered. There are a lot of great and engrossing books out there, but we’ll narrow it down a bit for you here in today’s post. Keep reading to learn more.

3 Books You Should Read in Your Free Time

The Outsider by Stephen King

Although Stephen King has been writing for decades now, it seems that his work is only getting better. Sure, there were a few clunkers in there, but the overwhelming majority of King’s work is better than good. That’s most definitely the case of The Outsider, which follows along in the footsteps of some of his other recent works that are less spooky and scary and more gritty and realistic.

His publisher, Simon and Schuster, sum it up incredibly well: “An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. [Stephen King] has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.” When you’re reading for fun over winter break, you want something that’s a page turner; this book will do the trick.

The Oracle Year by Charles Soule

Primarily known for his work as a writer of comic books, Charles Soule has worked on titles including Swamp Thing, Wolverine, and most recently Daredevil (which is perfect because of Soule’s background as an attorney). His debut novel explores a rather interesting concept: its main character wakes up one morning and suddenly has the power to predict the future.

It’s an interesting premise, and it’s one that plays out in a way you might not necessarily expect from the outset. With a writing style that is engaging and a cast of characters that are compelling, The Oracle Year is a book that may have been overlooked by many, but those who have read it are confident that it’s among the best novels this year.

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

It’s the book that Stephen King called “unputdownable” and the one that Ruth Ware referred to as “a dark, twisty confection.” So what is A.J. Flynn’s book about? The Woman in the Window tells a story that is familiar on the surface: a recluse who spies on her neighbors thinks she witnesses a crime.

Publisher HarperCollins asks some tremendous questions that ought to paint a picture of what it’s like to read this book. “What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control?” To answer those questions, you’ll have to give this gripping book a read and see for yourself. It’s full of everything you could want in a book, and it’s sure to become one that you read multiple times to uncover all of its mysteries.

Read From the Comfort of Your Student Apartment

Whether you’re heading back to your parents’ house to spend some time during break of you’re mostly hanging around Fort Collins, the fact remains that doing some reading is the way to go. Perhaps you’re looking for a student apartment for rent because you’re starting school at CSU this spring. If that’s the case, look no further than Ram’s Crossing East, Lofts, & Townhomes to provide you with everything you need in a living space!

Tucked into a wonderful neighborhood and full of the amenities you deserve, we have just what you need. Whether you’re searching for an apartment for rent or a townhome for rent, there’s a lot to love at Ram’s Crossing. Schedule a tour today to see for yourself or apply online now. We look forward to hearing from you!