Friday, October 6, 2017

Fall into Your Favorite Book

Compiled and Presented by Blaire Hiebsch, Senior Evening Library Assistant

Mildred F. Sawyer Library pleasure reading display, Fall 2017
A couple of weeks ago we had a question on the white board in Sawyer library asking students what their favorite book is, and it was so cool to see the wide range of books the students loved (some I knew and some I had never heard of). I thought wouldn't it be great if we had some of these books and we could show them off to our students. Sometimes university libraries are seen as just stuffy places to do scholarly research or a place to study but it isn't it nice to know libraries also provide a lot of fun reads as well. Some of these books were chosen because they were listed as being a students favorite books, some are just good reads that everyone should read in their life, and some purely looked intriguing. I tried to pull books that would appeal to a large range of people (and not just historical fiction which is my favorite). I tried show off the library's wide range of books to be enjoyed. With the changing of the season it feels like a good time to curl up with one's favorite hot beverage and a great book... especially now with it being mid-terms time it is an excellent moment for a little self-care and escape into a story.

Here is a list of the titles selected for the display. Click the hyperlink to see if the book is available, or already checked-out.

  1. The alchemist / Paulo Coelho; translated by Alan R. Clarke
  2. Love in the time ofcholera / Gabriel Garci­a Marquez ; translated from the Spanish by EdithGrossman
  3. Atonement: a novel / Ian McEwan
  4. The autobiography of Malcolm X / with the assistance of Alex Haley; introduction by M.S. Handler ; epilogue by Alex Haley ; afterword by OssieDavis
  5. Beloved : a novel / by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by theauthor]
  6. The bone people : a novel / by Keri Hulme
  7. The book thief / by Markus Zusak
  8. Cat's cradle / Kurt Vonnegut
  9. Dracula / Bram Stoker
  10. Fight Club / by Chuck Palahniuk
  11. Hamilton : the revolution : being thecomplete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation,and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America / byLin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
  12. The help / Kathryn Stockett
  13. High fidelity / Nick Hornby
  14. The hobbit, or, There and back again / by J.R.R. Tolkien
  15. Magic for beginners / Kelly Link ; illustrated by Shelley Jackson
  16. Middlesex / Jeffrey Eugenides
  17. Naked / David Sedaris
  18. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency / Alexander McCall Smith
  19. Pride and prejudice / Jane Austen ; with an introduction byMargaret Drabble ; and a new afterword by Eloisa James
  20. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage : a novel /Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
  21. Something to tell you : a novel / Hanif Kureishi
  22. State of fear : a novel / Michael Crichton
  23. To kill a mockingbird / Harper Lee
  24. Vamped / David Sosnowski
  25. Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : anovel / Gregory Maguire ; illustrations by Douglas Smith

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