In This Issue:
by Fannetta Jones
blah blah blah yada yada yada
by Dustin Looney
by Noelle Templeton
What's on your
summer reading list?
I plan on reading A People's History of the United
States by Howard Zinn, The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, The
Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama, House of Abraham by Stephen Berry,
and many other history books as I prepare for graduate school! All of these have
been sitting on my shelf for a while and I can't wait to read them!
Reservations, Rise of the Third Reich. Biographies of the Krupp
family, Angela's Ashes.
-Professor Mary Bruce
Since I was only able
to dip my toes into the great expanse of the Sherlock Holmes
canon through the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in Professor
Roberts's ENGL 180 course this semester, I would love to
continue on and read the Memoirs and Return of Sherlock Holmes,
His Last Bow, and the other two novels we didn't get a
chance to read in class, The Sign of Four and The
Valley of Fear.
Also (please don't cringe), I'd like to
complete the Twilight saga and read books three and
four in the series, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.
Along the same lines, I need to go way back and pick up the last
three installments in the Harry Potter series, as
well. (Yes, I've already heard...Hedwig perishes in the end.)
All in all, it looks like it's going to
be a summer of completion for me, which seems awfully pertinent
as I am graduating in May! I'm sorry to all professors that I
don't have more "scholarly" works on my summer reading list, but
my brain needs a break! In a roundabout way, though, to me that
seems like a HUGE compliment to all of you! You made me, and
all of my fellow English majors work hard, and we appreciate
it! Thanks! I'm going to miss you all!
Two of my summer books are a biography of
the friendship between Coleridge and Wordsworth called The Friendship by
Adam Sisman and Alan Moore’s graphic novel The Watchmen.
I’m so ashamed…
-Professor Rob Hale
My summer reading list includes the
Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan
The Bell Jar, and I
might actually read Middlemarch, sorry Hale!
I always end up reading stuff I didn't plan to read,
but at the moment , I'm planning on getting to Denise Mina's Resolution,
anything I haven't read yet by Kelly Link, Elizabeth Samet's Soldier's Heart:
Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point, Louise Erdrich's
The Plague of Doves, and The 2008 Best American Short Stories. And
of course, I will definitely be reading (aloud) Beverly Cleary's Ramona
Quimby, Age 8, and, yet again, Sharks and Other Dangers of the Deep.
My summer reading list is:
Moneyball by Michael Lewis, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by
Tom Wolfe, Boom by Tom Brokaw, The
Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, The Prestige by
Christopher Priest, and Brave New World.
A Hunger Like No Other: I plan to read
it, at least, 22 times (for every year that I've missed reading it)
I have lots of half-read books on my shelf that need
reading: Anna Karinina, The Sun Also Rises, and Consider
the Lobster. I might start some new ones, too: A Severe Mercy,
Atonement, and Three Cups of Tea.