Yiting Chen's Reading Histories

The Journey to the Beyond

Age 6, the starting point: Journey to the West

The Chinese novel from Ming Dynasty that starts my reading journey and helps me explore the literary world of Chinese language.

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Age 9, the one that accompanies my childhood: One Piece

The Manga that gives me passion for life and makes me realize the importance of friendship.


Age 12, the one that fulfills my fantasy: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Harry Potter series have always been my favorite novels. I often imagine myself being a wizard and live in their magic world. These books keep my mind young and energetic. My favorite of the series is the sixth book: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.


Age 15, the one that scaffolds my future career: Silent Spring

The very book that builds up my interest for the environment and lead me to take the path of studying our planet.

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Age 18, the one that makes me question my identity : Native Speaker

The first novel that I have read since I arrive in Berkeley. Totally fascinating. Carefully portrays a lost individual among his multiple identities, especially between his Korean self and American self.

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The books that make me appreciate the beauty of the world

The books that leave me with dark memories

There's more to come in the future. To Be Continued.