Summer is the perfect time for a good book! And how about a book that will give you a new perspective on college, education, yourself, or the world?
Each year, The Washington Post publishes a reading list assembled by Brennan Barnard. He is the director of college counseling at the private Derryfield School in New Hampshire and college admission program manager of the Making Caring Common project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Barnard polls college counselors and admission deans for their summer reading recommendations for students and parents. The result is a wonderful list of thought-provoking books that may help you learn something new.
A sampling of titles includes:
- “Born A Crime” by Trevor Noah
- “Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid
- “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong” by James W. Loewen
- “The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are” by Alan Watts
- “This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women” by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
Grab a book, pull up a chair, and take some time to learn about yourself, your values, and how to make the world a better place. It’s worth it!