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Back to School: To Read and To Watch

29 Aug 2017

More books for school? Check out these non-textbooks that you can… check out.

Making sense of life @/& SMU : a partial guide for the clueless

Li Ka Shing Library   Books Level 3   LG395.S558 M35 2017


Personal reflections from SMU undergraduates on life, the universe and everything.

Little fish : a memoir from a different kind of year

Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.B434 L58 2013


Ramsey moves to the big city for university and deals with homesickness, loneliness and of course, school.

The secret history

Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PS3570.A657 S4 2004


An elite college. A close-knit group of friends. A murder.

Fangirl : a novel

Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PS3618.O8755 F36 2014

“Why do we write fiction?” Professor Piper asked.
Cath looked down at her notebook.
To disappear.

The Lecturer’s Tale

Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PS3558.Y55 L43 2002

Struggling adjunct professor suddenly gains the power to force his will on others. Can he use this to achieve the ultimate academic’s goal – tenure?

The Campus Trilogy: Changing Places; Small World; Nice Work

Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PR6062.O36 C36 2011


Three novels that let you peek into the life of academia at its best and its worst. What goes on in the lives of professors?

Moo: a Novel

Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PS3569.M39 M66 2009


A satire on university life, describing the rackets and the intellectual dishonesty that goes on.

The Magicians: a Novel

Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PS3557.R6725 M34 2010

Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York.

Dear Committee Members : a Novel

Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PS3569.C5548 D43 2015

Jason Fitger, beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature, finds his once-promising writing career – and his romantic life - in the doldrums.

Good Will Hunting

Media Collection Level 2   PN1997 .G66 2001

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential.

The Roommate

Media Collection Level 2   PN1997.2 .R66 2011

Roommates Sara and Rebecca are close, but when Sara begins to branch out and make more friends on campus, Rebecca becomes resentful. Rebecca's behavior takes a violent turn when Sara moves in with her new boyfriend.

Mona Lisa Smile

Media Collection Level 2   PN1997 .M59 2004

Katherine Watson teaches art history at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College, in 1953. Determined to confront the outdated mores of society and the institution that embraces them, Katherine inspires her traditional students to challenge the lives they are expected to lead.

Waiting for “Superman”

Media Collection Level 2   LA212 .W35 2011

Documentary on the American Public School system. It won the Audience Award for best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

The Paper Chase

Media Collection Level 2   PN1997 .P3259 2003


Being a 1st year at Harvard Law School


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