With graduation season approaching, your patrons will be looking for titles to gift the grads in their lives. Here are some of our favorites for every graduate.
For the Grad with a Sense of Humor
Assume the Worst by Carl Hiaasen, Illustrated by Roz Chast
This is Oh, the Places You’ll Never Go—the ultimate hilarious, cynical, but absolutely realistic view of a college graduate’s future, and what he or she can or can’t do about it. Assume the Worst is not just funny, it is, in its own Hiaasen way, extremely wise and even hopeful.
For the Grad Who’s Looking for Guidance
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
For the Grad Who Loves Gilmore Girls
In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham
In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It is advice for graduates and reflections on staying true to yourself from the beloved Gilmore Girls actress and bestselling author of the memoir Talking as Fast as I Can and the novel Someday, Someday, Maybe.
For the Business Major
The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
So many organizations and individuals are obsessed with winning. But how do you do that if there is no such thing, for example, as “winning” business? The Infinite Game challenges us to rethink our perspective with a deceptively simple question: How do you stay ahead in a game with no end?
For the Philosophy Major
I Think, Therefore I Draw by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
A hilarious new exploration of philosophy through cartoons from the duo who brought you the New York Times bestselling Plato and a Platypus Walk Into A Bar…Packed with dozens of witty cartoons and loaded with profound philosophical insight, I Think, Therefore I Draw will delight readers and leave them enlightened.
For the Art Major
Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew
Adulting meets Hyperbole and a Half in Instagram sensation Mari Andrew’s witty, starkly honest, and absolutely on-point book of essays and illustrations that captures the feelings and comical complexities of millennials, and discusses the realities of growing up and finding yourself.