The UC Berkeley Summer Reading List is an annual compilation of recommended (though not required) readings suggested by Cal faculty, staff, and students as a welcome to incoming freshmen and transfer students.
“I liked The Little Prince because it is about people and their interaction. Coming to Berkeley, a new place, for college, I felt very lost. I knew I had more close friends than I could ask for, yet a part of me always felt lonely. In college, when the busy-ness catches up, you either withdraw into your own day-to-day life and become isolated, or you become a part of student organizations, who are like friends that you are entitled to. I feel like many college students don’t know how to make a connection to a single person who isn’t related to their life through clubs or classes, or how to make the bond last. The Little Prince is about first friends, first adventure, first love, first discoveries, and many other firsts.”
– STEPHEN WANG Undeclared, Class of 2019
Post contributed by:
Michael Larkin Lecturer, College Writing Programs
Tim Dilworth First Year Coordinator, Library