Five Books to Read This Week


With all of the homework assignments and late night study sessions, who’d ever think to take a break by reading even more? But reading for pleasure is a great way to relax and refocus, especially when paired with a nice, hot cup of coffee and a cozy blanket. So the next time you’re at Barnes and Noble in the LBC or scrolling through Amazon, make sure to pick up these great books!

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Were you able to make it to Professor Naruse’s talk last month at NCI? Professor Naruse had a compelling analysis of Crazy Rich Asians and how consumption, in any form, plays a role in the book. Take a deep dive and learn more by reading the novel (and then checking out the movie at TAD in November).

Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen

With the midterms quickly approaching, it may be time to brush up on some American History. Andersen covers five hundred years of history through his witty storytelling and intriguing stance on historical events. Asking yourself how Trump got elected? You’ll be able to get more insight after reading Fantasyland.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Still crushing on Noah Centineo lately? Watching To All the Boys I’ve Before over and over again because of Lana Condor’s wonderful acting? Maybe it’s finally time to crack open the book that brought these actors to the mainstream. And want to get ahead of that cliffhanger at the end of the film? Read the book’s sequel, P.S. I Still Love You, to find out what to expect in the potential next movie.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Many high schoolers and some college students may remember the late nights spent cramming with the help of Crash Course videos on Youtube. John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, hosts the lessons in history and literature. John’s brother, Hank Green, hosts the biology, chemistry, and anatomy courses. John Green usually has the reputation as being the accomplished author, and Hank the accomplished businessman and scientist. With the debut of his first novel, Hank can finally add “author” to the list of his accolades. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing discusses some heavy social issues, so make sure to give your take on Green’s perspective after reading the novel.

The Myth of the Nice Girl by Fran Hauser

Women often walk a fine line being perceived as either “bossy” or “timid”. Women should be themselves without facing inappropriate name calling or workplace discrimination. Hauser gives great tips and provides apt advice for succeeding in any work environment while remaining true to your personality.