May Reads – Exam Season and Mental Health Awareness

It’s May, which can only mean one thing – Exam Season and Mental Health Awareness!!! Here at Energy Coast UTC, we have been working hard in preparation for the upcoming A-levels and GCSE’s, but did you know that reading can actually reduce stress and be a great way to look after your mental health?

A recent study showed that taking 30 minutes each day to take time and read, reduced stress by 68%! So whether you are exhausted by the essay practice, slogging away at simultaneous equations or pondering over periodic elements… we have our top 10 reads ready for you to try and escape the chaotic world of exams and stress:

  1. ‘Call Me by your Name’ by Andrew Aciman:
  2. ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman:
  3. ‘The Lonely City’ by Olivia Laing:
  4. ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr:
  5. ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens:
  6. ‘A Man called Ove’ by Fredrik Backman:
  7. ‘How to Fail at almost Everything and Still Win Big’ by Scott Adams:
  8. ‘Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different’ by Ben Brooks:
  9. ‘I’ll give you the Sun’ by Jandy Nelson:
  10.  ‘Good enough’ by Jean Petro – Roy: