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