With assessments starting to pile up you’re probably finding it hard to settle down and simply read for pleasure. From fantasy to non-fiction to everything in-between, here’s a list of some things you can definitely curl up with before winter ends.
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
Now a major Hulu television series, the novel follows Offred, a human baby-making machine in a world of rising infertility and infant mortality. Perfect for feminists, Orwell fans or just lovers of phenomenal writing, this classic dystopia is not to be missed.
Your recommended course readings
Seeking an edge over the other students in your course? Look no further than your recommended textbook list – you’ll seriously be the only one.
Section 44 of the Australian Constitution
An important reminder for any budding politician to check your eligibility criteria before entering parliament. You don’t want to end up like Larissa Waters, Scott Ludlam, Eric Abetz, Barnaby Joyce, Nick Xenophon (the list goes on and on, but I’ll stop here).
The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
The book details young mage Kvothe’s quest to avenge his parents’ violent murder. With incredible characters and rich world-building, this fantasy novel is set in a quasi-medieval world complete with magic and intrigue.
Student budget, I get it. But it’s so important to look twice at the contents of what you’re eating, especially in this day and age. Those instant noodles may have seemed like a good idea, but know that you’ll be hitting your maximum daily sodium levels (5g) in just one serve.
Orality and Literacy, by Walter J. Ong
Ong claims that the technology of writing has altered the human consciousness like nothing has ever before. Since the day you were born, society has rewired your entire brain from what came naturally to humans millennia ago – oral discourse. Intrigued? You should be.
The terms and conditions of your next online purchase
Not only is this to protect yourself from legal liabilities, but did you hear about that time when some guy won $1000 after reading a clause that was buried in a license agreement? Just saying.