Gap Year

2018 Reading List

Happy 2018!!! I hope this year will bring you joy, a fabulous LSAT score, and law school acceptance letters. I don’t necessarily believe in “new year’s resolutions,” because we have the ability to pursue change at any given moment, but I did want to put together this reading list and share it with y’all. The main purpose of it is to help me prepare for the LSAT, motivate me, and help me set aside some quiet time for reading. Plus, what better way to increase your reading comprehension score than by reading? *wink*

I’m starting off the year reading My Beloved World by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, My Own Words by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Let the People in: The Life and Times of Ann Richards by Jan Reid. I’m a January baby, so I want to celebrate my birthday month by reading about pretty amazing women who have changed the game and paved the way. I’ll be taking a break from mid-may to mid-june, but I’ll pick up right after. In addition to the books listed here, I will be reading The Economist and Scientific American (Science RC passages make me panic!!!).

I like to schedule an hour of reading before going to bed, I totally recommend this if you struggle with finding time to read. I tend to also use this time to put on a face mask and really just unwind from the day.

P.s., I’d love to hear if you pick up one of the books on the list, enjoy!

  • My Beloved World – Justice Sonia Sotomayor
  • My Own Words – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Let the People in: The Life and Times of Ann Richards- Jan Reid
  • In the Country We Love: My Family Divided- Diane Guerrero
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City – Matthew Desmond
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson
  • The Path to Power -Robert Caro
  • El Amor en los tiempos del colera (Love in the Time of Cholera) – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Little Fires Everywhere- Celeste Ng
  • The New Jim Crow- Michelle Alexander
  • Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevksy
  • The Book Thief- Markus Zusak
  • All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doerr
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer- Patrick Suskind
  • And the Mountains Echoed- Khaled Hosseini
  • Turtles All the Way Down- John Green
  • The People vs Alex Cross -James Patterson
  • A Gentleman in Moscow- Amor Towles
  • The Stranger -Albert Camus
  • Mas alla del invierno (In the Midst of Winter)- Isabel Allende
  • Grant- Ron Chernow
  • Rayuela (Hopscotch)- Julio Cortazar
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