New reads for college bound and lifelong students…
UChic College Girls’ Real Advice for Your First Year (And Beyond!) by Christie Garton (Shelf No. 378.194 Gar)
Garton helps those girls who want to get started, share space and live on or off campus, become head of their class, enjoy campus life and sororities, safely navigate the internet and date, as well as find love, stay healthy, manage finances, and much more. If only I’d had this when I went off to college…
Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni (Shelf No. 378. 1 Bru)
Students, parents, teachers, and counselors! Bruni’s message is worth hearing — where one goes to college matters less than what one does once one gets there and afterward. Not only are admissions processes flawed; the options of going to college to learn to prime students for later stages of life are overlooked, and invaluable life-learning experiences that happen before, during, and after college as well.
Bruni’s book has been positively reviewed by the NY Times as well, on March 22, 2015.
Word Workout: Building a Muscular Vocabulary in 10 Easy Steps by Charles Harrington Elster (Shelf No. 428.1 Els)
A practical book for building vocabulary, from college level words to ones known by most educated, well-read adults.