Library Leader Recommendations

Looking for something to do when taking a break from studying? See what our Library Leaders recommend you check out.  

Games:  

Secret Hitler 

Recommended by Joy Hsieh

This strategic game can be played with up to 10 people and the goal is to find who the Secret Hitler is among the players. Everybody plays a role and it’s fun for all!

Dungeons and Dragons

Recommended by Simone Fussey

It promotes imagination and creativity. It also allows people to have a good time through jokes and storytelling. The Oxford Library has all the materials you need to get started with Dungeons and Dragons.

Twister

Recommended by Lily Bluestein

It reminds me of my childhood, and it’s just as fun (if not more) when you’re in college.

Books: 

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Recommended by Lauren Katz

This book has a wonderfully simple story that asks deep questions that challenge the way a person sees the world.  This book is also relatively short, so it’s the perfect book to read when you’re craving a rich story, but don’t have the time to commit to a full-length novel!

A Burning by Megha Majumdar

Recommended by Benji Jackson

Though A Burning, Megha Majumdar weaves the stories of people from different backgrounds and identity groups together seamlessly and realistically in a way that provides a window into the lives of cultural outsiders in a non-American context. These elements together create a moving story with a powerful message that displays the interconnected nature of humanity but also one that does not shy away from its equivalent cruel and selfish moments.

Movies:

Ponyo

Recommended by Emma Jinright

I think people should check this out because it is a super cute Studio Ghibli movie that is great to watch when you want to de-stress.

 

 

These are just a few of the great items you can check out from the library. If you want more recommendations just ask us at the Information desk.