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. I wanted to share some of these books with you guys in this blog post!
- 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.
- No. 4
We Should All Be Feminists
I decided to read this book because I wanted to know more about the feminism movement in the 21st century. Because this book is an adaptation of the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi's TED talk by the same name, it was a quick, fun, and informative read.
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