5 Books Every College Woman Should Read


1. My Year With Eleanor: A Memoir by Noelle Hancock This memoir by Noelle Hancock is based off Hancock’s search for inner peace as she follows Eleanor Roosevelt’s oft-quoted advice to do one thing a day that scares her. She then embarks on…

Review: Missoula, Rape and the Justice System in a College Town


In his latest book, Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, Krakauer skillfully confronts readers to address the taboo nature that society places on the subject of rape. Krakauer succeeds in delivering a factually driven narrative that closer examines the…

BookSmarts: Under The Banner Of Heaven

University of Oregon journalism student Jessi Gunn tells us about growing up with J.K. Rowling and how Under the Banner of Heaven surprised her.   Get more BookSmarts!

BookSmarts: Susan Sokol Blosser tells us what she’s reading

Letting Go author Susan Sokol Blosser can't stop re-reading The Force of Kindness.

Author Q&A: Mary Pilon

Mary Pilon, author of The Monopolists, a book that delves into the surprisingly scandalous history behind the board game Monopoly, talks with us about her latest book.

Writers on Writers: Mary Pilon on narrative journalism

While writing The Monopolists, the secret history of the beloved board game, Mary Pilon was influenced by a number of non-fiction narrative journalists like Gay Talese and Erik Larson. Additionally, Pilon tells us a few of her favorite authors she reads in her down-time.

BookSmarts: Coffee and colonial theory

University of Oregon student Lidiana Soto talks about her latest read. Wretched of the Earth explores theories regarding race, colonization, and history. Frantz Fanon’s psychological analysis may not be light reading, but you'll feel smarter for it.  

Author Q&A: Letting Go by Susan Sokol Blosser

Susan Sokol Blosser, author of Letting Go, likes to keep a well-stocked bookshelf. She tells us about two books currently in her rotation: The Force of Kindness by Sharon Salzburg and Rememberings by Pauline Wengeroff.  

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