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Changes Come to the Summer Reading Guide

Connor Pignatello '19, Features Editor
Summer Reading: the dread of every Hopkins student.
This year, in the interest of making students’ summers easier, the Hopkins Summer Reading Committee has changed up the summer reading guide, making it shorter, sleeker, and more compact.

The Summer Reading Committee wanted to eliminate unnecessary books, while keeping the guide useful. Member Noah Slager ’19 commented, “We wanted [the guide] to be something people could actually go to for book recommendations, we thought that as it was, it was a little too long, a little too messy: it was all over the place. We fgured that if we took out some of the older titles that didn’t really need to be
there, and put in some newer ones that people would like, it could be more of a resource for people.”

In the previous iterations of the summer reading guide, hundreds of books lined the numerous pages, making it very difficult and time consuming to fnd the right book. This year’s guide is much leaner than previous versions, as committee members removed hundreds of books that were being left unread.

The newer guide should also help more kids enjoy their summer reading, echoed Slager: “You can go to it for recommendations more easily and it doesn’t feel as overwhelming. It’s easy to read, and hopefully the book you’re looking for will be easy to fnd.”

Although most students regard summer reading as a chore, the new guide should make it easier for students to find great literature to pass the summer hours.
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