Every Friday we invite our contributors to share their thoughts on a specific topic. This week we are talking about our favorite books! So grab yourself a cup of coffee and a pen, because you're going to want to writre these suggestions down.
Jorgie Ingram: I'm currently reading "peak performance" by brad Stulberg and Steve Magness - it's an incredible read, and covers how rest and stress are the keys to growth and reaching your top performance in any aspect of life. Covering stories from top performers in anything from chess to running, it shows how rest is equally as important as stress and pushing yourself for the optimal growth, also covering other aspects such as mindset, mindfulness, focus, breaks during training/stress, challenges, productive failure, and so much more!
Jackie Garcia: I am currently reading Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lisa TerKeurst and Not That Kind Of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned by Lena Dunham. I love reading self-help books to work toward my own personal goals and put forth the best version of myself into the world.
Sara Kim: Gosh there are so many to choose from! Currently, I am reading the best seller "Crazy Rich Asians" by Kevin Kwan. A young adult favorite of mine is "Elsewhere" by Gabrielle Zevin, which always seems to leave me with a curious mind and "The Book Thief" by Mark Zusak. One of my all-time favorites is "Girl in Translation" by Jean Kwok, which I have read many times.
Yeshna Dindoyal: Currently, I am reading a book called 'black hole blues' by Janna Levin. I recently finished, 'The Secret' by Rhonda, The Diary of Anne Frank, and another book called Wings by Sunny, a new writer who sent me her book.
Meagan Donovan: I’m currently reading A Man Called Ove and Hillbilly Elegy which are both great and moving stories. My favorite books are A Great and Terrible Beauty and The Glass Castle. I love books that are a little more dramatic and fast moving!
Nicole Locorriere: Ive just read You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero, and it was way different than I expected. It didn't actually tell you concrete ways to make money like I thought it would, but it really tackled the ways that people think about money, because a lot of times, that's what holds people back. It threw me off, but in a good way. Definitely check it out!
Emma Berry: I am reading Emma by Jane Austen. Although I am reading this book for one of my classes, I actually wanted to read this book myself. My mom told me the other day that she actually named me after the main character of Emma. Some of my favorite books to read are anything by the author Philippa Gregory. She writes really good historical fiction books, most taking place in medieval Europe.
Emily Rose Thorne: I am still working on the book I mentioned in last week's discussion, Jonathan Haidt's "The Righteous Mind," for my Law, Public Policy and Ethics course. On the other hand, I'm taking an English class this semester called The Boy Who Lived: The Wit, Wisdom and Whimsy of Harry Potter, so I have all seven novels lined up next to my stack of regular textbooks for this spring.