Reading for pleasure has fallen by the wayside, with the mad dash for completing course requirements and the rush toward professionalism. But we found a few intrepid dawdlers who found the time to wander through the byways of unrequired reading. So take an exit off your express highway to your professional degree and check out what theyre reading.
Leung, Engineering 03
If you dont count HTML guides for fun, my answer would be The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan. Or, if you count rereads, Salems Lot by Stephen King.
The best book Ive read recently is Fatheralong by John Edgar Wideman.
Secrets, Lies and Democracy by Noam Chomsky.
E.M. Forsters A Room with a View, most definitely. And it was funny to boot!
A Nobel Prize winner called One Hundred Years of Solitude by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. I picked it up one day at Barnes & Noble on a table of recommended summer readings. Being a bio major, I wanted to expand my knowledge of literature and world cultures by choosing a novel outside of the European canon.
Allen, College 02
I have a few best books. ... Enders Grave by Orson Scott Card, 1984 by [George] Orwell, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut.
Mitch Alboms Tuesdays with Morrie.
Angel Fire East by Jerry Brooks.
Im reading Snow Crash [by Neal Stephenson] and its pretty cool.
Im reading Picnic, Lightning by Billy Collins.
Retacco, College 01
The best book Ive read recently is Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut.
1984 by George Orwell.
Pet Semetary by Stephen King.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Its really good.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.
Originally published on April 6, 2000