This week marks the end of Spring Quarter and the beginning of summer! Some of you may only have a couple of weeks to relax before going back to class in July, while others will be working out ways to fill their newly-open schedule until Fall.
This is where the Summer Reading List comes in!
We know that you may not be too eager to crack open a book during your much-anticipated break. However, this Summer Reading List is meant to aid in your enjoyment and get the most out of your time off.
We asked other students (just like you) what their favorite books were and thus a list was born! All of these titles are available directly in our collection or through Summit, and can be found in our Discover catalog.
Battle Royale by Kōshun Takami
Recommended by Alix R.
“I like it because it is very thrilling and brutal. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down ’til I was done.”
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
Recommended by Jonathan P.
“This is a fantasy book that uses a lot og English mythology to tell a completely new story. It’s great for all ages!”
Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
Recommended by Kristian B.
“Roller coaster of emotions. First time I cried at a book in a long time.”
What Went Wrong: How the 1% Hijacked the American Middle Class… by George R. Tyler
Recommended by Patricia P.
“The 1980’s brought about a lot of economic changes that grew into the dilemma that we have today and that the 1% are fighting to keep. It also gives us solutions and compares other world economies with ours.”
Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey by Jane Goodall
Recommended by Pema A.
“Profound meditations on how the forest, chimpanzees, and people have influenced Dr. Goodall’s perspectives on major issues in the world today, such as environmental destruction, inequality, materialism, and genocide. A beautiful and important book.”
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
Recommended by Sabrina N.
“I read this in sociology and it was a great book! It’s about a white man changing his whole life, skin color included, to see how under-privileged it was to be an African American first hand. Also there is a documentary/movie on it.”
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
Recommended by Suzanna M.
“This book is about two men who lived blocks from each other. Both grew up in poverty, however, one chose a path of crime while the other achieved success. It’s a very relatable book for those who know the struggles of poverty.”
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Recommended by Xavier C.
“Fun adventure book that has a bunch of small stories into one big adventure. Amazing!”
The Firm by John Grisham
Recommended by Vitaliy L.
“I like this book because it teaches a lot about forms, business, partners, associates and the hectic schedule of working at a firm.”
Have a favorite book? Tell us about it! Contact staff at the iCommons at CTC 360-992-6138 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.