Great Summer Reads for High School Students Available at Wellesley Books

With summer approaching, it is the perfect time to select some books to read on the beach this summer. Our friends at Wellesley Books offer recommendations addressing a range of topical issues in a range of genres:If you are SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS, read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson who writes about his experiences as a death row lawyer in Alabama. Stevenson traces one particular case as a way to shed ...

Rising Seniors Recommend their Favorite Books

If you are like most high school students, summer is your time for pleasure reading Each year, we ask our clients who are soon to be seniors to name their favorite books. Some of their suggestions are below along with additional recommendations in the genre.   Best Sellers Turned Films. Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being A Wallflower is the coming-of-age story of Charlie whose letters ...

Holiday Diversions: Books, Films and More!

For many high school and college students, as well as their families, December can be a taxing time of year. However, whether you are studying for finals, finishing up those last few admissions essays, or trying to find the perfect gift, you still need some time to relax and recharge. To help you with this, we're sharing some of our favorite films, books, and games. Moreover, these suggestions may ...

Holiday Book Suggestions

In addition to usual end-of-the-semester rush involving final exams and projects, many of us still have to face the daunting task of holiday shopping. To help you with this, here are some of the best bookswe have read this year. Meta Maus – Art Spiegelman revisits his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel in this work that is part scrapbook and part behind-the-scenes commentary. Those Guys Have ...

Can E-Readers Replace Textbooks? Your Mileage May Vary…

In a generous (if perhaps futile) attempt to get me to stop buying so many physical books, my family chipped in to purchase a Nook Simple Touch for my birthday. Upon first inspection, the device seemed perfect for me. It is light, has an intuitive interface (to turn a page, I just swipe my finger across it), and has plenty of space for books. It also lets me add pdf documents and books from Adobe Digital ...

More Book Suggestions for Summer (or Anytime)

Whether you are on the beach or are trying to make your trip (by car, plane, or subway) a little faster, here are book ideas to help you wile away the summer hours. Fiction Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci – Let’s face it: most of us are not like the glamorous and oh-so-chic characters from books like the Gossip Girl series. In fact, some of us ...

Summer Reading 2011: Suggestions from Teens

Summer is coming, and now is the perfect time to start compiling your “Must Read” list for this summer. Whether you are planning to tackle a stack of new (or new to you) books or revisit some of your favorites, the summer offers the chance to read, reflect, and refresh yourself. We asked some teens “What books or magazines do you plan to read (or reread) this summer and why?” Here are their ...

Does It Matter What College Students Read in Their Leisure Time?

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently featured an article by Don Troop bemoaning the reading trends on college campuses. The first line, which advises authors to aim low when appealing to the college crowd, is an accurate, if condescending, summation of the entire article. Despite some outliers, Mr. Troop reports that “the banal tastes of the mass market” tend to dominate the lists. The article ...

Smart Teens Read… What Are You Reading This Summer?

Reading - to most people, it might seem like the antithesis of a summer vacation activity. However, in many ways, summer is the perfect time to catch up on some leisure reading and to read books, articles, and web sites that might help you in the upcoming school year. With this in mind, here are some of our reading suggestions (get our full list of suggestions at the new Educational Advocates blog and ...
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