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

Peter Wohlleben

$24.95 $22.95

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

J. K. Rowling

$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

John Steinbeck

$18.00 $16.56

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