When you think of picturesque college campuses, Harvard’s always high on the list. The Idiot follows Harvard freshman Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, who has a particular interest in linguistics and learning new languages, even though she’s not always the best at communicating. She’s not too proactive, until one day she decides to email her classmate, Ivan, and begins a communication that leads to her spending the summer in his native Hungary.
The Secret History
Narrator Richard Papen is the last to join an exclusive Greek-language class at his private college in Vermont. Coming from a lower-class family, he’s the outcast of the sophisticated group, but not for long—after it’s revealed that the friends have accidentally killed a man, they begin to conspire against one of their own.
One Day (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Dexter and Emma meet on July 15, 1988, right before their graduation from Edinburgh University. They only spend one day together, but they forge a connection while discussing their plans for the future, and the memory’s seared in both their minds long after they part ways. This novel follows them over the next 20 years, and on each year’s anniversary of their meeting, more about their relationship comes to light.
Spring is finally here, bringing with it thoughts of college: sitting outside on the quad, taking in those precious sunny days with a book in hand and watching a Frisbee soar by. We’re reliving our university days with books that take place on college campuses—and we’re oh-so-grateful that our reading’s not for a grade!
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