Great Higher Ed. & Nerd Literature!

So, I don't read often, but when I do, I tend to try to find light, relevant, and engaging books to breeze through quickly and get something out of them. All of these books fit that mold and I have read them within the past few years as I formed the desire to make this blog. Hopefully you enjoy them as much as I did and let me know in the comments if you have any other recommendations! Image

1. The Introverted Leader by Dr. Jennifer Kahnweiler

This book was given to me by a past supervisor who helped me start to realize my potential despite my introvertedness, which I had originally saw as a setback. It's a fun read that has a a lot of useful activities in it. It's also a useful book for anyone who works with introverts, which is everyone! Check it out!


2. The Nerdist Way by Chris Hardwick

My love for Chris Hardwick has been noted here previously for his great YouTube channel of the same Nerdist namesake. I met him recently and had him sign a copy of this great self-help book that is full of his signature comedy. This book also has some great practical tips and tricks as well as geeky activities to maintain your interest like making your own D&D "character sheet" for yourself. It will change your life is you ever felt less than for being a nerd!


3. My Freshman Year by Rebekah Nathan

I read this book a short while back for a class I was taking called "American College Student" and this anthropological look inside the world of current undergraduate life is a fun read from an outsider's perspective. The premise is an anthropology professor (Nathan) at a public research university goes undercover as a first-year student and chronicles her journey through a semester living in a residence hall and taking classes. It's an affirming detail of many of the aspects of modern collegiate affairs so for anyone looking to get an inside look, give this book a read! It's a quick read too and can also be just appreciated by anyone who loves the world of college.