“Educated” by Tara Westover
BOOK OF THE FORTNIGHT is a new feature where we will be introducing books we think you’ll find interesting, thought-provoking and definitely worth reading.
In this first edition of Book of the Fortnight, we are excited to introduce you to “Educated,” by Tara Westover.
“Educated” may just reignite your own love of education and appreciation for a liberal mind. Westover narrates her personal journey through the treacherous minefield of self-actualisation sponsored by access to an education outside of fundamentalist Morman values.
This read will force you to consider your own approach to education and explore the empowering liberation of deciding your own future.
“Covid Chronicles,” recommended by Camille Jackson As COVID-19 struck the world, human and university life effectively shut down, leaving the vulnerable and developing minds of university students to face the realm of isolation. Faculty advisor to the Spartan Newspaper, David Blow, compiled entrees and reflections from his Media Writing Class to immortalize the student experience […]
“Och Sen Så är Jag Död,” recommended by Christopher Kerven Translating into “And then I am Dead,” Kerven’s recommendation ties into his Swedish background. Written by Peter Johansson, this novel “takes place in the suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden.” This Swedish book follows “the young criminal gangs and how the ‘regular’ Swedish person gets caught up […]
Recommended by Emerson Jolliffe What is more important, the earth or the law? This question is divulged in Jolliffe’s recommendation, Edward Abbey’s Monkey Wrench Gang. Premised on the environmentally damaging activities of the American Southwest and a group of environmental warriors, Monkey Wrench Gang “challenges people to think about their own morals and what […]
Merlin Sheldrake’s “Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds, and Shape Our Futures” – recommended by Charlotte Gerstein. Recommended by Castleton’s own reference and instruction librian, comes an adventure into the realm of fungi. “The author is an evangelist for the importance and potential of fungi. We often think of nature as […]
“Permission to Feel” A PE teacher constantly confronted with the unfiltered emotions of young children, Ted Panasci uses the lessons taught in “Permission to Feel” to understand human emotions and better teach his students. This book divulges the reality of emotions, how to understand them, how to regulate them, and how to realize the important […]
Professor Bill Wiles and his Banned Books class introduces Books Unite Us, Censorships Divides Us in honor of Banned Book Week at the end of September.This coming week, Professor Bill Wiles and his students will be promoting “Banned Books Week” across Castleton University campus to bring awareness to the act of restricting literary content in […]