Books Read and One Influenced Me

Tell us something interesting about yourself that we wouldn’t otherwise know from reading your Common Application.

These are the books I’ve read for pleasure over the past year: 1. Matched by Ally Condie; 2. Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough; 3. Slide by Jill Hathaway; 4. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins; 5.The Quantum Universe by Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw (what I am reading now); 6. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides; 7. It’s Kind Of A Funny Story byNed Vizzini; 8. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys; 9. Free Radicals by Michael Brooks (next book I am going to read).

My favorite book is Between Shades of Gray, because it describes realistically what happened during the Soviet Occupation of Lithuania through the eyes of a 15-year-old deportee. Through this book, I have learned more about the Soviet Union and about Lithuania in the 1940s, and I have realized how lucky I am to have the life I do, and; therefore, I try to take advantage of the countless opportunities that are given to me daily.