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Campus Community Book Club

The Wellness Center is hosting a book club in 2020 because reading, it turns out, can be beneficial not only for your physical health but for your mental health as well. Reading has been shown to do all of the following:

  • Reduce stress levels
  • Preserve brain health and lower the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Alleviate anxiety and depression
  • Help you fall asleep
  • Increase life expectancy
  • Boost happiness and overall life satisfaction

It doesn’t matter what you read or for how long: All genres can be helpful and even just six minutes a day inside a book can have positive benefits.

The Campus Community Book Club will meet monthly on the second Wednesday from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Morrison Hall Library (on Dec. 9 we will meet in the Center for Student Involvement’s meeting room in the lower level of the Shepard Student Center.)

The club is open to all members of our campus community.

Participation is free. Books are not. Obtain at your library or bookstore.

2020 Reading List

January 8: Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah
February 12: Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
March 11: Becoming, by Michelle Obama
April 8:  Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren
May 13: The 4 Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz
June: 10: Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators,. by Ronan Farrow
July 8: Somewhere Between Luck and Trust, by Emelie Richards
August 12:  Maid, by Stephanie Land
September 9: The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, by Eric Hoffer
October 14:  The Shallows, by Nicholas Carr
November 11: All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
December 9:  A holiday read yet to be determined




For more info call the Wellness Center at (845) 341-4870. 

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley, novelist