On Monday we learned about some of our students’ viewing and listening habits. Today: reading material, with 2-4 students from each upcoming graduation year. (Click here if you want to contrast Hippo students with faculty…)

Name one or two books you’d want to read (over and over) if you were stranded on a desert island.

Tessah Anderson ’21 (International Relations/Business – White Bear Lake, MN)
Dennis Lehane, Shutter Island, and C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy. (Obviously not including the Bible, duh.)

Jonah Zwart ’21 (Philosophy – Grapevine, TX)
William Golding, Lord of the Flies; Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Essie Shull ’22 (Digital Humanities/History – Cambridge, MN)
I’m still a kid on the inside, so I’ve never outgrown children’s books. Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier is a strange and wonderful book. I think my capacity to love actually expanded after reading it. My second pick would be Kelly Barnhill’s The Girl Who Drank the Moon, which is probably an even stranger book but well worth the fantastical read. It won the Newberry Medal in 2017.

Meraiah Latty ’22 (Digital Humanities/History/Philosophy – Arden Hills, MN)
The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee because it’s a really interesting look into life in North Korea and the difficulties of escaping. And The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett — or any book of his, to be honest, because anybody who can make footnotes engaging/amusing in a work of fiction is incredible.

Aimee Kuiper ’22 (Digital Humanities/Fine Arts – Savage, MN)
Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth; Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle

Abigail Williams ’23 (History/Philosophy – Yosemite, CA)
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment; J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Elly Olsen ’23 (Business & Poli Sci – Winona, MN)
Prince Charming by Julie Garwood, and How to Survive on a Deserted Island by Tim O’Shei (or any author really… I have no skills)

Duncan Harro ’23 (Philosophy/Physics – Chicago, IL)
Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow; J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Laura Charlotte Underwood ’24 (History – Huntsville, AL)
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice; J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

RyleeAnn Andre ’24 (Social Studies Education – Harrisburg, SD)
Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl

Karina Nelson ’24 (International Relations – Alexandria, MN)
C.S. Lewis, The Complete Chronicles of Narnia (yes, there is one book with all of them inside)

Madison Wilson ’24 (Political Science – Davenport, IA)
Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

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