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Streeters: What’s your favourite summer book?

We’re in the break after spring and right before the summer classes: it’s the perfect time to finally dive into a book you’ve had waiting. Books offer an escape from reality and a way to ground yourself, and unlike summer plans, they’ll never let you down!

The Gateway asked students about their favourite book to read during the summer. 

Anahita Sadeghian (Header) – PhD Computer process control

“My favourite ones so far are the books by this author Melody Beattie. She writes mostly about women in abusive relationships, which is something that I’m focusing on recently. A good book that I’d [also] suggest is Rewire by Richard O’Connor. It’s not [too much] on the science side and it’s good for your personal life as well. You get to know the tricks of your mind and then you try to reverse it to have a better life.”

Khadra Ahmed

Zavier Berti (Left) — Engineering IV

“I haven’t read a book in like a year. I read The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas for the first time last summer and it was such a fun adventure. The characters are like an inch deep but they do a lot of cool stuff.”

Robert Chauvet (Right) — Engineering IV

“The last thing I read was Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. It was a fun book that I’d been meaning to read for a while. I’m a track guy and it has neat stories about how running came into being.

Khadra Ahmed

Mahalina Kolkman — Education V

“I have a lot of repeats. Harry Potter is one of my favourites. I really enjoy Game of Thrones, I’m on my third read.”

Khadra Ahmed

Aziz Alhomoudi — Arts IV

“The Neopolitan Quartet series by Elena Ferrante. She’s an Italian author. The books are about friendships and how they endure through time. The first one is called My Brilliant Friend.

Khadra Ahmed

Allie Quigley (Right) — Arts III

“Usually something that’s not school related-fantasy and summer reads. Something to give my brain a break. I’m reading Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I’ve been reading it for a while and it’s relaxing. It almost feels like TV for my brain.”

Kennedy Quigley (Left) — Masters Business 

“I’m reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. It involves lots of magical realism and lots of mixing of different genres and I think that’s really interesting for a change, it’s really unique.”

Khadra Ahmed

Matthew Thiessen (Left) — Engineering V

“I don’t read a lot of books. I prefer fantasy, though. I find it interesting and fun, an escape from reality.”

 Carter Trautmann (Right) — Engineering V

“The whole Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books by Douglas Adams. It’s sci-fi satire, so they’re all fun sci-fi reads. Any book that has a character that’s made it his life’s goal to flip off every living being in the universe in alphabetical order is a good book.”

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