Stop by the library to check out these wonderful recommendations, made by some of our library-supporting seniors! You will see a variety of genres represented: poetry, non-fiction, popular fiction, and classical literature, to name a few.
Thank you to our seniors for compiling these reading lists at such a busy time of the year.
Congratulations and Good Luck!
Loving in the War Years: lo que Nunca Paso por sus Labios, by Cherrie Moraga
Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States, by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body, by Alberto Rios
The Complete Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
All About Love: New Visions, by Bell Hooks
The book that taught me to love art and thought:
– The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell
The only book I have read more than once:
– The Essential Rumi, Translations by Coleman Barks
The book that introduced me to my favorite author:
– My Name is Red, Orhan Pamuk
The book that introduced me to feminism:
– The Awakening, Kate Chopin
The book I’d like to have written:
– Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Book, Azar Nafisi
Bleachers and Playing for Pizza, both by John Grisham
The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin
I read this book during the fall of taking Beau Weston’s Happiness Society and I really enjoyed the it. By far, it’s been one of the best books that I have read in any of my Soc/Anth. classes.
The author, Gretchen Rubin, spent a year of her life researching techniques on how to improve her happiness. Each month she would assign herself a certain task , hoping that these monthly task would improve her overall happiness. I think this is a wonderful book for anyone to read, because it immediately draws your attention, is very insightful, and this book allows you to reflect on your happiness in your own life. From the words of Rubin, “being happy is about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right.” (Rubin, pg.65)
The Great Gatsby, by F.Scott Fitzgerald.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder
Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway