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August Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

August Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

  The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri by Maya Girimaji, managing editor Jhumpa Lahiri’s book The Namesake is quite possibly the best written example of the life of an Indian immigrant family in the United States. The book follows...

 

Drew’s Book Corner: Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” haunts, provides insight into American violence

Drew’s Book Corner: Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” haunts, provides insight into American violence

by Drew Howerton, senior executive editor  I used to be an avid reader, and then I hit high school. Reading books for class took up much of my free time for leisure reading and as a result diminished my interest in reading. Over the...

 

July Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

July Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

Wildman by J.C Geiger by Tessa Matthews, staff reporter Wildman by J.C Geiger is about 18 year old Lance Hendricks who is living the high school dream. He has a 4.0 GPA, is first chair trumpet player, has early admission to Oregon...

 

June Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

June Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton by Sam de Figueiredo, opinions editor While reading Humans of New York, I was struck by how the photographs conveyed unexpected emotions. Each page of the book contained only a few pictures and...

 

Entering adulthood causes acceptance of change

Entering adulthood causes acceptance of change

by Drew Howerton, senior executive editor Looking around my bedroom, I think about the numerous posters plastered on the walls, and the even more numerous pushpin holes caused by these posters.  I look at the magnet boards that my aunt...

 

June Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

June Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

Whether you’re staying in from the rain or lounging in the sun somewhere far away, a good book is a versatile companion for your first month of summer. Prey by Michael Crichton by Haley Mitchell, managing editor Imagine a Michael Bay...

 

August Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

August Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

Frantically finished those summer reading assignments and looking for some non-mandatory literature? (Yeah, right.) The Roar is here to help you close out your summer with these books: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Annie...

 

July Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

July Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

We’re well aware of your mid-summer symptoms: boredom, an overwhelming thirst for being back to school and urges to watch reruns of Seinfeld on TV. Take a break from the reading assignments we’re sure you’re doing by now with...

 

June Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

June Book Roundup: What you should be reading this month

Wondering what to read during your well-deserved break from textbooks and notes? No matter how you plan to spend your summer, the Roar has you covered with books that will keep you on the edge of your seat. So what are you waiting for? Stop...

 

Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” captivates readers from first page

Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” captivates readers from first page

Photo from veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com. by Elizabeth Reed, assistant editor Everyone’s talking about it–there’s at least one fangirl in every classroom who gushes about it at the slightest mention of tattoos or chocolate cake....