Regardless of how much work you have this semester, try fitting in some personal reading for your own enjoyment. We love leisurely reading on the weekends, but we’ll carry books in our bags so we can sneak in a chapter while waiting for friends or during a quiet moment of downtime. If you take the bus to school or have a free period during the day, check out some of these books. Here’s our fall reading list…

1. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. It’s never too early to start leaning in. Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, discusses her personal experiences in the workplace and empowers women to make their voices heard.

2. The Leader Phrase Book by Patrick Alain. Use this book as a tool for when you’re running student club meetings or encouraging your classmates. It’s a skill knowing how to talk to people in a way that is encouraging yet effective.

3. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Do you want to be happy? This books is a fascinating read about one woman’s journey to happiness. She shares her tricks and tips on being happy.

4. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. Malcolm Gladwell always writes such great pieces about why and how things happen, and this book is a perfect example of how Gladwell can clearly explain complex issues and make it interesting. Gladwell explores the question of what makes high-achievers different and share his findings. We’re certain that after you read this book you’ll have learned something about improving your habits and focus (or you’ll at least be inspired!).

5. Why Does College Cost So Much? by Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman. We’d love to know! The authors of this book offer a different perspective of college and its rising cost, and they examine the higher education industry within a larger economic history of the U.S.

What are you reading this fall?