Looking for ways to have a quick study break without having to leave the house?
Here are nine books that will appeal to you based upon your course! And if who have a lot of ‘study breaks’ you may want to read them all!
Faculty of Arts and Education
‘In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and the Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language’ by Arika Okrent
‘In the Land of Invented Languages’ exploration into the journey of created language. Covering a wide variety of different types and origins of linguistics and languages ranging from Esperanto to Klingon. Delve into the efforts to create a the perfect language. This book will shape a renewed perspective on life, language and the committed people behind them.
‘Ways of Seeing’ by John Berger
Berger presents a unique view on how art is viewed and how it should be viewed. Based upon the television show of the same name, this book is one of the most intricate in-depth examination into how one can renew their perspective of art and decipher the many meaning behind the works of art exhibited in galleries.
‘The Republic’ by Plato
This is a collection of works from renowned philosophist Plato who delves into society progression. An investigation into the perfect ideal of the individual and community by commentating on one simple question to be just or to be better unjust in society.
Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
‘Rich Dad and Poor Dad’ by Robert Kiyosaki
Kiyosaki delves into his own childhood and the teachings between his father and father’s friend. These were two men of polar opposite perspectives when it comes to finance. Kiyosaki shares tips on how to manage different states of money and how to help teach others. The main idea is to get away from small pay checks and how to handle money more effectively. An insightful read that is sure to provide you with some tips to make your money work for you.
‘Marketers are Liars’ by Seth Godin
World-renowned Seth Godin shares profound tips to creating authentic stories in marketing. Learn how companies should strategise if they want to stand out and learn about companies that fail to convince consumers to buy their products or services. A good read if you want to learn more on the effects of good marketing in today’s crowded world.
‘The Lean Startup’ by Eric Ries
If you have ever thought about starting a business, then look no further! Explore the startup journey through uncertainty to success. Ries offers readers and entrepreneurs a way that is streamlined, flexible and viable for startups. Start your side hustle today.
Faculty of Science
‘The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History’ by Elizabeth Kolbert
Examining mass extinctions, Kolbert investigates the prediction of the sixth oncoming extinction with the focus on the cataclysm being humans. Kolbert delves into the research and history behind the concept of extinction by an overview of what has been and what could occur. An informative comprehensive account of what could come.
‘Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams’ by Matthew Walker
Walker is a leading expert and Director of Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at UC Berkeley. This book is one of the first of its kind to explore sleep with the combination of scientific backing. Explore how sleep can have a transformative magic to change our lives for the better.
Animal and Veterinary Science
‘Tell Me Where it Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as Animal Surgeon’ by Nick Trout
A recount of experiences from the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Learn about the behind the scenes at this veterinary office. Experience twenty-four hours within this office and progress of modern animal medicine. Trout provides commentary on surgical advancement within animal care and the way the internet has revolutionise pet care.
Books are a great way to give your mind a break from studying and can help you relax and unwind. Don’t forget to check out Charles Sturt Library on your campus or online! There are plenty of books available to be discovered.