Books Reviews by College Students

Mar 8, 2021

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Jan 15, 2011

Saturday Read: Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford

Since school started back up last week, I wasn't feeling like working too hard when it came to my leisure reading. I had received "Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters" a while back and honestly, dismissed it because of the juvenile cover. I read the description, and while it sounded intriguing, I didn't feel any urge to pick it up until now.

Saturday Read: Nicholas and Alexandra, by Robert K. Massie

As the holiday season is upon us and most of us bookworms have time to indulge in something non-school related, I decided to give into a guilty pleasure that has been collecting dust for the better part of a year. You don't have to read this exact book, but I encourage you to delve into something non-fiction that is NOT what you're studying in school! A well-rounded education means learning things outside of the classroom and sometimes on your own, people

Dec 11, 2010

Saturday Read: Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare

"Clockwork Angel" by Cassandra Clare is the first in her new trilogy, titled "The Infernal Devices." However, the setting and paranormal world that she incorporates into this novel is actually from her first trilogy "The Mortal Instruments." I've never read any of her work before, but apparently fans will recognize family names from the original books in this new one and also some characters.

Nov 27, 2010

Saturday Read: Change of Heart, by Jodi Picoult

I know, I know. I'm a total book hypocrite. I used to make fun of women who read boatloads of Jodi Picoult and look at me now! This is the 4th. book of hers I've reviewed for CC! But, I've said it once, I'll say it again - she is GREAT for entertaining reading.

Nov 13, 2010

Nov 1, 2010

The Ten Novels that Every Girl Should Read

In the late 1800s, children’s literature split into two overall genres: boys’ books and girls’ books. Although girls’ literature continues to be published today, the recognition of female protagonists is often overlooked. In a world full of Mowgli’s (from The Jungle Book) and Harry Potter’s, it’s hard for girl characters to get the recognition they deserve.

Oct 30, 2010

Saturday Read: We Were Here, by Matt de la Pena

Since I'm elbow-deep in midterms, I've found myself reaching for young adult fiction recently. I've said it once, I'll say it again: it's entertaining and relatively easy to read, making for a relaxing break from my many textbooks.

Oct 2, 2010

Saturday Read: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

"Water for Elephants" tells the story of Jacob Jankowski. It flips back and forth between the present when Jacob is ninety or ninety-three (he is a little unsure and doesn't really care) and when he was 23. The modern-day Jacob lives in a nursing home, where he is far from happy and very aware of his gradual, but inevitable demise.

Sep 18, 2010

Saturday Read: The Eternal Ones, by Kirsten Miller

I've always been fascinated by the idea of reincarnation. Ever since I learned of the concept in a world religions class in high school, I've enjoyed learning more about this ancient idea. If reincarnation is true, then there is no need to fear death; we just keep coming back until we get it right. I think the eternalness of it all appealed to me.

Sep 4, 2010

Saturday Read: The Hunger Games Trilogy, by Suzanne Collins

A few months ago I was introduced to The Hunger Games. I'd seen the first book fly off the shelves and although I was intrigued, I never indulged. I read the back and wasn't totally convinced. However, my co-worker wouldn't stop raving about the first book, so I decided to give it a go.

Aug 28, 2010

Saturday Read: Packing for Mars, by Mary Roach

Anyone who reads my posts knows that I'm a fiend for science non-fiction. I know it sounds scary, but I'm not reading "A Brief History of Time," although I sometimes toy with the idea. My science is fresh, fun and most importantly, SO interesting! Even if you're not a biology major, you will love books like Mary Roach's.

Aug 21, 2010

Saturday Read: 4 and a Half Books for Back to School

Since school is right around the corner, I thought I'd give a list of some of my favorite inspirational and informative books for school. Whether they help you in deciding your major or cooking up a mean dinner, these books are a college student's best friends (next to the microwave, Vitamin Water and Jersey Shore).

Aug 14, 2010

Saturday Read: Eat Pray Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert

I've been seeing previews like crazy for Julia Roberts' new movie, "Eat Pray Love" and it looks pretty cute. And since I have a standing rule that I must read the book before I watch the movie, I was forced into this week's read. However, I'm so glad that I did!

Aug 7, 2010

Saturday Read: Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom

I've been feeling a bit negative and bitter lately, and in need of a pick-me-up book. I dug through my bookshelf, looking for a small miracle, when I found "Tuesdays with Morrie." Everyone I've talked to about this book tells me that it is life-changing and brilliant, so I figured that my depressive mood could be changed with some soul-searching. And I was right!