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Summer Reading

by UL&LS Administration on 2018-09-07T14:04:14-06:00 | Comments

Bing-Shan Fazio

They are all in Chinese.

  • 漫走在熊的國度裡 = Walking in the bear country
  • Translation of: That's the way the cookie crumbles: 62 all new commentaries on the fascinating chemistry of everyday life.
  • Also, Chinese fiction, most funny ones!

Cheyenne Stradinger

  • The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II by Svetlana Alexievich (Despite this saying it's an oral history, it is a book in translation.)
  • Iceland's Bell by Halldór Laxness. 
  • I read Independent People a few years ago and I LOVED it, so I thought I'd try another of Laxness' books. I'm not quite finished reading this one...

Teresa Neely

  • Josephine Foard and the Glazed Pottery of Laguna Pueblo
  • How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People by D. L. Hughley and Doug Moe

Glenn Koelling

  • The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
  • Rat Queens #4 by Kurtis J. Wiebe Illustrated by Owen Gieni

Monica Dorame

  • I Am Where I Come From: Native American College Students and Graduates Tell Their Life Stories
  • Then She Was Gone
  • In Our Own Voices Redux: The Faces of Librarianship Today
  • A Quilt of Words: Women’s Dairies, Letters & Original Accounts of Life in the Southwest 1860-1960

Arianne Avery

  • Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times (edited by Carolina De Robertis)
  • We Are Never Meeting In Real Life: Essays by Samantha Irby
  • I’m currently reading Calypso by David Sedaris.

Adrienne Warner

  • I’m a huge audiobook fan, and listen to all my books these days. I get them through the public library and listen to them on my phone – it’s the only way I do the dishes anymore!
  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
  • Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
  • Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

Amy Jackson

Unfortunately most of my books haven’t been very fun. But here’s a sample:

  • Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  • Artists in the university: positioning artistic research in higher education by Jenny Wilson
  • The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas by Diana Taylor
  • How we work : live your purpose, reclaim your sanity, and embrace the daily grind by Leah Weiss

And some of my son’s favorites that we read together:

  • Bitty Bot's big beach getaway by Tim McCanna
  • Take a kiss to school by Angela McAllister
  • NanoBots by Chris Gall
  • Night night, Groot by Brendan Deneen

Lucia Katz

  • The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin- It is a science fiction/ fantasy novel about a post-apocalyptic world. It won a Hugo award for best novel in 2016.

Ed Padilla

  • (A re-read of) Letters from Prison by Antonio Gramsci (remarkable)
  • Classical Arab Islam by Tarif Khalidi
  • How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
  • Michelangelo: The Graphic Work (currently reading)
  • Currently re-reading Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

Anne Schultz

  • The reappearing act – Kate Fagan
  • The education of Will – Patricia McConnell
  • Little fires everywhere – Celeste Ng
  • The body in the boudoir – Katherine Hall Page
  • The body in the piazza – Katherine Hall Page

Wendy Pederson:

  • Life Reimagined by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
  • The Broken Earth Trilogy (The Fifth Season; The Obelisk Gate; The Stone Sky) by N.K. Jemisin

Mary Wyant:

  • The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World by John Davies
  • Faith: A Journey For All by Jimmy Carter
  • Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale by Ian Morgan Cron

Mary Tuttle

  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • (A re-read of) The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.
  • Just begun Creative Quest by Questlove

Alyssa Russo

For work I read a few books connected to fact-checking, including

  • Objectivity in Journalism by Steven Maras.

For fun I read

  • The Italian Party by Christina Lynch
  • The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (because Glenn and Lori were raving about it, and now that I'm reading it I totally get it; what a captivating read.
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