Thanksgiving break is perfect for light reading

Lauren Curmi

Philosophical articles and challenging English literature tend to go hand-in-hand with college life. Sometimes picking up a no-brainer book can become the ultimate indulgence.

So, relax your brain, and read a book purely for fun. If you haven’t heard of “The Devil Wears Prada,” even with all the publicity it has received from the movie featuring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, pick up the book.

Lauren Weisberger vividly depicts the cruelty of the competitive fashion world and has as its heroine the editor of a popular publication rumored to be Anna Wintour of Vogue. This book takes the readers through the crazy life of a young girl fresh out of Brown who ends up at a major fashion magazine like a fish out of water.

While this tale reveals the ugly side of the red carpet, it is also comical at times. If you have ever thought you wanted to work for a magazine, read this book. Take it as fair warning.

My roommate is addicted to the “Shopaholic” books by Sophie Kinsella. These easy reads are about a woman in London who suffers from an extremely bad habit of shopping. My roommate promises this series will be full of laughs.

I personally have read “The Undomestic Goddess,” which is part of the series, and I couldn’t put it down.

It is about a high-powered lawyer whose life takes a major turn. These books are ditzy and fun to read.

“Four Blondes” by Candace Bushnell was also a fantastic book. Janey Wilcox struggles to climb the social ladder and insists on summers in the Hamptons and the posh Manhattan lifestyle.

While this book depicts the crude side of this social structure, it also proves to be an interesting read packed with hot restaurants, clubs and stores.

Also written by Candace Bushnell: “Sex and the City,” “Trading Up,” “Lipstick Jungle” and “Bergdorf Blondes.”

Indulge yourself in one of these delicious reads. It’s good to give your brain a break and perhaps get away from the TV for a bit.

Choose one of these books. I promise you won’t regret it.