#112 – Our Favorite Summer Reads

This episode is sort-of an encore episode. Each year we do an episode where we share some of our favorite – and helpful – books for college parents. This year, we realized that many of the books that we’ve talked about over the past four years are still ones we recommend. So we’ve pulled together seven of our suggestions from past years and put them together in this episode. These books are truly some of our top recommendations. Happy listening – and then happy reading!

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We love to share the good books that we find with listeners, and we’ve been doing a “Summer Reads” episode every year. This year, we thought about it and realized that some of our favorites are books we’ve talked about in the past, and we have new college parent listeners who may have missed our previous Summer Reads episodes. So this year, we’re offering a compilation of just a few of our favorite books from past years. Even those published a few years ago are still relevant and definitely still helpful.

You can check out reviews of several of these books on our website if you want to learn a little more.  So below are links to buy the book directly and also to our review of some.  We’ll also link to our interviews with some of the authors. Check them out!

We hope we’ll make your summer reading and summer listening more productive and helpful.

The Naked Roommate: and 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College by Harlan Cohen (Read the review of the book here.)

There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow by Jeffrey Selingo (Read the review of the book here.)

Your Baby Freshman Is Off to College by Stephanie Carter and Laurie Hazard (Read the review of the book here.)

Listen to our interview with Stephanie and Laurie.

Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life: Lessons from Lives Well-Lived by Mark Katz

Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions by Jeffrey Selingo (Read the review of the book here.)

The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Roadmap for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make by Ron Lieber. (Read the review of the book here.)

Listen to our interview with Ron Lieber.

Seven Steps to College Success: A Pathway for Students with Learning Disabilities – 3rd edition by Elizabeth Hamblet

Listen to our interview with Elizabeth.  And you can hear more from Elizabeth on the College Parent Central podcast where she is now one of the cohosts!

Outsmart Your Brain: Why Learning Is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy by Daniel Willingham (Read the review of the book here.)

Don’t forget that you can listen to all of our previous podcast episodes here or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also go to followthepodcast.com/collegeparentcentral to add our podcast (it’s free!) so that you’ll receive each new episode as we release it.

Let us know what you’d like to hear about on future podcasts! Leave a comment below or email us at podcast@collegeparentcentral.com.

Note: Some links in our post are for affiliate products. If you use our links, College Parent Central receives a small percentage of your purchase price. This does not change the cost to you and helps to support our work.  We think it’s only fair to let you know that.

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