Sunday, September 11, 2016

5 Books to Read in Your Senior Year of College

Once I moved back to school my mind went straight into list mode, thinking about all the things I want to get done this year. (I'm sure by spring semester I'll be in full Paris Geller mode.) Mostly all these ideas are just a bit overwhelming, but one that was pretty clear was inspiring books. I searched through my to be read list and put together the ones that are really appropriate for senior year or anyone who's a young adult.

Senior Year Reading List

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso is the only book here I've already read and even did a recommendation on. It's a great read to inspire you to take control of your life and be creative in any field you're interested in.

I have seen nothing but good reviews for Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht. It gives insight into the fashion industry. If it's anything like her Twitter it's full of great career guidance and free of any sugar-coating.

 Nudge by Richard H. Thaler was a recommendation from my public speaking professor. It's simply about making decisions. I really look forward to reading this one because his approach seems similar to Malcolm Gladwell's.

I read about Works Well With Others and immediately knew I needed it. It seems like the perfect book for anyone who left high school or college and immediately felt like they didn't learn anything practical. Ross McCammon dives into business skills that help you feel comfortable and confident to help us all out.

Pitch Perfect's
 description makes it seem like Bill McGowan can give you superpowers. Though learning how to communicate better seems like it should be obvious, this book kind of caught me off guard. It's such a simple concept and I think it can be easily overlooked.

Senior Year Reading List 2

With all the seriousness above and the stress of taking on new challenges, you need an escape sometimes. So, here are some books to help you get away.

Sh*t Rough Drafts
 by Paul Laudiero explores the idea of what the rough drafts to popular books, movies, and T.V. shows might be like.

I'm pretty sure Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno has been on my reading list for years. It's a coming of age story with a punk twist, and it's about time I took the plunge and read it. 

Locke and Key 
by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez was a recommendation from SourceFed's Table Talk. I've been meaning to get into comics and graphic novels and this seems like a great adventurous start. 

I hope you find a comfy reading spot,
x Jasmine 

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