Harvard University has announced the best books released in 2021. These publications always contain a reflection and teaching, which according to the professors of the prestigious university, should be compulsory reading for all those who want to continue to know the world in which they live and better understand the ins and outs of society.
In this exclusive selection of titles, Harvard University includes three books that they consider must-reads. The books have been chosen for their impact on people, as the university considers that they portray stories of the utmost importance to be read by society.
Harvard University’s Best Books of 2021
Harvard University selects stories to be read by as many people as possible for their teachings. Therefore, in this article we are going to collect the 3 best books of 2021 for Harvard University:
«Land of Aeolia» – Ilias Venezis
The author of the story recounts his idyllic childhood summers before the horrors of the First World War. In fact, he recounts the Greco-Turkish war and the ultimate loss of his homeland.
«This is a beautiful novel that transcends language and country and evokes nostalgia for a lost world. I have encountered some English translations of modern
Greek literature that wish to express the nuances of the richness of the Greek language, but Sellers captures in English the playful and magical language of Venezis beautifully. It is a joy to read!» recounts Rhea Lesage, Harvard University’s Hellenic Studies Librarian.
«She and Her Cat» – Makoto Shinkai
Makoto Shinkai’s story tells life from the point of view of a cat. Throughout the book you can visualize the art and how it suits the author’s way of telling the story. From Harvard University they recommend this book for its great final teaching.
«Bruno, the Chief of Police» – Martin Walker
These mystery books are centered on Bruno Courrèges, the chief of police (in fact, the only police officer) in a small town of St. Denis in the Périgord region located in southwestern France. This story tells the story of a policeman’s life as a journalist and recounts the socio-economic changes occurring in rural France.
«An excellent way to learn about French culture and a good «summer read,» says Edward Copenhagen, reference archivist at Harvard University about the issue.
Other books recommended by Harvard University
Precisely, these are not the only books recommended by Harvard University for this 2021. With the aim of better understanding the world around us, the university’s experts have launched a list of 10 books that should also be read for greater social integration and understanding:
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, by Shoshana Zubogg.
Competing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, by Marco Iansiti and Karim R. Lakhani
Experimentation Works, by Stefan H. Thomke
Fit to Compete, by Michael Beer
Teaching from the Heart, by Thomas J. DeLong
Capitalism at Risk
Edge, by Laura Huang
Healthy Buildings, by John D. Macomber
The Power of Experiments, by Michael Luca and Max Bazerman