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Five books to read this fall

Reading plays a significant role in the life of an average college student. Whether it is textbooks, magazines or a favorite fiction book, college students are always reading something.

It's easy to get caught up only reading your assigned books or readings for class, but taking the time to read on your own can give you more personal enjoyment and satisfaction. Setting aside the time to personally read is the most difficult part, but once a routine is formed it will come naturally.

My piece of advice: Stop, put life on pause (temporarily), grab a book and smell the roses.

Here is a list of a few New York Times Bestsellers to add to your fall book collection: 

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

Source: Amazon

A humorous autobiographical book by American stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer that shares stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Source: Amazon

An interesting conversation about how we think. He reveals how we can benefit from slow thinking and where we can and cannot trust our intuitions. 

Diary of an Oxygen Thief by Anonymous

Source: Amazon

It is a straightforward message — hurt people hurt people. It is an honest, realistic account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to us when we are blinded by love and ambition. 

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Source: Amazon

An account of a young lawyer who founded a legal practice dedicated to defending those most in need and desperate: the poor, the wrongly condemned and women and children trapped in the criminal justice system. It demonstrates an argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. 

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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Source: Amazon

A collection of meaningful poetry for people who don't like poetry. It reflects on the experiences of violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity. It is divided into four chapters, each with its own purpose.