Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: A Summer Term Reflection
As I look at the calendar, it's hard for me to believe that summer is already over. Although I wholeheartedly welcome the beginning of fall and the cooler weather that comes with it, this summer was truly unlike any other.
My Favorite Books I've Read This Term
This term, I read a variety of interesting books that really expanded my mind and got me thinking more about the world around me.
- No. 1
Signs Preceding the End of the World
This book, written by the acclaimed Mexican writer Yuri Herrera, explores the themes of immigration, family, and inequality in the United States. Because I read this book for Foundations in Social Impact, which is a first-year program for Dartmouth students interested in making a difference in the Upper Valley, I analyzed this novel through the lens of social impact and gained deep insights into contentious social issues that affect our society.
- No. 2
Happiness: Lessons From a New Science
I read this book for my Writing 5 class called Happiness and the Law, which is taught by Professor Rockmore. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book because I learned a lot about how the mind works and how to cultivate happiness in my own life.
- No. 3
The Righteous Mind
I read The Righteous Mind for my Introduction to Public Policy class this term. This book explains the fascinating relationship between morality, intuition, and reasoning. Although I may have experienced a mini existential crisis after learning about how the human brain is wired, it was definitely a worthwhile read.