The Drexel University library has tons of interesting titles for your reading pleasure, and I don’t mean ones that read something like, Astrophysics Made Simple, or The Essentials of Computer Programming. If you’re looking for some great fiction to distract you from midterms, or just to enrich your life, here are two suggestions in two different genres that will make you want to take advantage of the Drexel library more:
1.) The Zahir by Paulo Coelho. You might know the name Paulo Coelho because of his international bestseller, The Alchemist, which earned him an illustrious reputation as a spiritual, introspective, and optimistic sage who writes characters that do unconventional things like follow their heart, chase their dreams, and believe in the impossible. The Zahir is no different. It’s a touching, sweeping story of a man whose wife leaves him mysteriously, and without any explanation whatsoever. With his inimitable soul-searching style, Coelho leads the reader on a journey of self-discovery and healing that eventually leads to redemption.
2.) The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Calling all lovers of poetry! Sylvia Plath is a deceased novelist and poet who received acclaim and earned the adoration of many for her confessional style of writing, a literary movement for which she was one of the most important forerunners. Considering her career barely lasted a decade (she committed suicide at thirty years old), her accomplishments are all the more notable. With unflinching authenticity and pinpoint precision, The Bell Jar captures what it’s like to be a college student struggling to find their place in the world, which makes for one of the most poignant, dark, yet brave and hopeful stories you’ll ever read.
Put your tuition money to work and go check out these and other great novels waiting for you at the library!
What great books have you found at the Drexel library before? What would you recommend? I want to hear your thoughts!