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Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date With a Book a welcome respite

Credit the pandemic, perhaps, or a prescription for escaping cabin fever, or heeding Cupid’s arrow rather than preparing for mid-terms — Blind Dates with Books were big in 2022.

The light stuff

Students frequently ask: "Where are the fun books?" It turns out Magrath, Walter, and Wilson libraries each has a popular reading collection. Along with “Becoming” by Michelle Obama, the most checked out books this semester include "Mexican Gothic" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, "Our History is the Future: Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the long tradition of Indigenous resistance” by Nick Estes, “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins, and “The Vanishing Half,” by Brit Bennett.

Summer Reading 2020: Book Bingo

Looking for a summertime day trip? Armchair travel while reading in a comfy chair indoors or browsing a book in the backyard could be perfect. Add Library Book Bingo and you can add a challenge to your summer reading and potentially broaden your reading list.
Student book reviewer Annie Hoffman next to a book cover

Student picks: ‘This Is How It Always Is’

Libraries' student worker, Annie Hoffman, reviews Laurie Frankel’s third novel, "This Is How It Always Is," focuses on a upper middle class family of seven and focues on the parents and the couple’s youngest child. This child starts out named Claude and goes on to be named Poppy, which sends Rosie and Penn Walsh-Adams on a desperate search for the best way to raise their gender nonconforming child.
Cover of "The Circle" by Dave Eggers

Student picks: ‘The Circle’ by Dave Eggers

Jupiter Adams-Phipps reviews "The Circle" by Dave Eggers, a novel about a utopic California-based tech company from the not-too-distant future that parodies an amalgamate of Google and Facebook in its offering of free social and productivity services. As a young woman eager to escape her uninspiring job at a utility company in her boring hometown, Mae Holland leaps at the chance offered by an old friend from college to begin working at the most influential company on the planet, even if it’s just in a customer service position.

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