“What Ya’ Reading?” Part 1: Law Librarian Beach Reads

book_beachWhether you are at the beach, or playing it safe in the shade of your own favorite library, summer is often a great time to catch up on some good reads. Summer reading isn’t just for kids you know! If you’re looking for a little inspiration, or just curious about what others are taking in, look no further than our own law librarian’s picks for the season:


American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

I chose to read it because I saw that there was a new TV series about it plus I had never read anything by Neil Gaiman (who is beloved by many librarians). – Carol Watson, Law Library Director


The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)

Who needs dystopian literature when one can combine 1930’s Soviet Russia with magical realism! – Wendy Moore, Acquisitions Law Librarian


Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

It’s a mix of science and science fiction and suspense and fun, and the reviews said that readers who enjoyed Ready Player One will like this title, too. – Anne Burnett, International Law Librarian


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor North

This author is one of my favorite comedians, and my brother-in-law recommended the book. – Zanada Joyner, Research and Instructional Services Law Librarian


Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins

Recommended to me by my cousin. He knows I’m passingly familiar with all sorts of weird mythology, and one of the main plot hooks involves shape-changing Japanese raccoons. – Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Law Librarian


 A Clearing in the Distance by Witold Rybczynski

I have an interest in historic landscapes, and this one is a biography about the 19th century designer of Central Park. Sharon Bradley, Archives & Special Collections Law Librarian


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

It has been a beautiful reminder of the need to balance setting goals and having expectations for the future, while also remembering to remain present and grateful in the moment. – Endia Sowers Paige, Outreach Services Law Librarian

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