The beginning of the fall semester is behind us, but its end lies even farther ahead. You’ve a few months to go before you can start catching up on all that sleep you’re missing. But there’s no reason why you shouldn’t treat yourself to a few new books in the meantime.
Learn how to maximize your experience here at PVCC with the The Community College Career Track: How to Achieve the American Dream without a Mountain of Debt by Thomas Snyder and Community College Success: You Are Not Alone: How to Finish with Friends, Scholarships, Internships, and the Career of Your Dreams by Isa Adney. And don’t stop there: check out How You Can Maximize Student Aid: Strategies for the FAFSA and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to Increase Financial Aid for College by Tracy Foote and Paying for College without Going Broke by Kalman A. Chany to discover strategies for navigating the important but often complex subject of financial aid.
As the leaves turn and the weather chills, nature—and all of its creatures, whether it’s a herd of deer springing across the highway or an army of stinkbugs (happy fall!) clogging up the ceiling light—is making one last comeback before hibernation. Explore the intersection between us and (terrifying) Mother Nature in The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Loathe, and Love Insects by Jeffrey A. Lockwood, The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild by Lyanda Lynn Haupt, and Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Journey through the Dark Side of the Natural World by Dan Riskin.
Wherever you are in the 2014-2015 choice for the PVCC One Book program—Breaking Night by Liz Murray—supplement your reading with books such as Homeless: Poverty and Place in Urban America by Ella Howard and Poverty in America: A Handbook by John Iceland.
Take a break from your studies with Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe by Tim Leong or a novel or two. Check out China Dolls by Lisa See, the story of a fraught friendship between three young women during World War II, as well as Ransom Riggs’s creepily atmospheric Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and its sequel, Hollow City. Be warned: the chilling photography in those last two books might set your brain on Halloween-mode ahead of schedule.