Emma B's Picks (Smith College Class of 2022)

By Books on the Common

By Books on the Common

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World

Tim Flannery, Peter Wohlleben, and Jane Billinghurst

$24.95 $22.46

I'm technically currently reading this book, but it has already changed the way I look at the world (and the trees, obviously) around me.

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

Pam Houston

$15.95 $14.67

This is a gorgeous and touching memoir! The way she writes about the land, animals, and the environment is beautiful and an ideal dose of escapism.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1), Volume 1: The Illustrated Edition

J K Rowling and Mary Grandpré

$10.99 $10.11

Perhaps an odd choice, but I read a chapter of this book (and subsequent books in the series) before I went to sleep during last semester. Especially during times of stress, whether a college semester or a global pandemic, returning to a childhood book is comforting.

East of Eden

David Wyatt and John Steinbeck

$18.00 $16.56

A great book to hunker down with, especially if you're looking for a long, complex story.