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Top picks to read this summer!

Top picks to read this summer!

Good books are the best companions for summertime. 

Whether you’re deciding what career to pursue or trying to figure out what your dream career is, here is a selection of great titles that can help you explore your options.

You can learn what it’s like to work a 97-hour week as a junior doctor or discover why you can have a successful business or how to understand that some companies are conquering the world with our help without us knowing it.

Browse our selection of titles to see if any of them are right for the program you are studying or one you wish to learn more about!


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Over the decade it took to uncover this story, Rebecca became enmeshed in the lives of the Lacks family, especially Henrietta’s daughter Deborah. Deborah was consumed with questions: Had scientists cloned her mother? Had they killed her to harvest her cells? And if her mother was so important to medicine, why couldn’t her children afford health insurance?

This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn’t – about life on and off the hospital ward.

Originals by Adam Grant

Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. 

Start with why by Simon Sinek

People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?

Swipe the unlock by Parth Detroja

Gives you a peek under the hood of the technology you use every day, decodes tech’s biggest buzzwords, and shows you how technology is changing the society we live in for better or for worse. Unlock the answers you need to ace your tech interviews or become a better-educated digital citizen.

The Four by Scott Galloway

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid? 

Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.