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Asking CPS: Favorite Books

With the book fair coming and going, we wanted to find out what sort of books people were reading, and which ones they consider their favorites. Since books are so widely loved across the campus, we wanted to hear a variety of perspectives. In this article, you’ll see everything from Harry Yeung’s praise of Green Eggs and Ham to Godwin’s philosophical love for the Bible. Enjoy and keep on reading!

Dr. Tinnemeyer: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Dr. T chose this classic as one of her three favorites (the other two being The Brothers Karamazov and the Harry Potter series). P&P’s dialogue and plot are both enjoyable without ever getting old. The English teacher mentioned that Jane Austen creates a level of wit that she aspires to emulate, and the book ends on a happy note, which is always nice.

Godwin: The Bible

Godwin says that the Bible offers many lessons of forgiveness and stories about human interactions that we can learn from. For him, reading this religious text is peaceful, almost meditative.   

Sam Magid ‘21: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Sáenz

Sam’s favorite book has a compelling storyline coupled with a satisfying ending, making it a pretty enjoyable read.

Sofia Gomez ‘21: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Another classic! Sofia told us that the best thing about this book is the captivating and interesting storyline. The narrative told from a child’s perspective really adds to the novel.

Natasha Anderson ‘20: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Natasha likes the Russian nihilism, especially how it’s expressed eloquently and fittingly.

Grace Wei ‘20: The Giving Tree

Even though it’s technically a children’s book, Grace chooses this classic because it’s moving and touching.

Ruby Wakefield ‘19: The Fireman by Joel Hill

Ruby recommends this fantasy and post-apocalyptic book which shows the more vulnerable and chaotic sides of humanity.

Harry Yeung ‘19: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.

We’re not sure if Harry was even paying attention when we were asking him, but to each their own.

Marley Igual ‘18: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Marley’s book has an interesting plot and is everything it needs to be without being pretentious, a feat that many books don’t achieve.

Jacob Martin ‘18: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The colorful imagery makes the entire book worth reading; we’re sure Rothfuss Club would agree.

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