Newest in Popular Reading: Dangerous Women, Our Picnic in the Sun, and Innocence

Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in General, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

We hope you are having a wonderful year so far at the Catholic University of America. If you are still in town over the break, and are looking for some wonderful reading material to distract you from your studies, then we invite you to come and relax with one of our popular reading books. The Popular Reading books are located in the Main Reading Room on the second floor of Mullen Library.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
Dangerous Women Martin, George R. R. & Dozois, Gardner R.
The Death Trade Jack Higgins
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade Minter, Adam
Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage Delaney, Rob
Parasite Grant, Mira
W Is for Wasted Grafton, Sue
Uncharted: Big Data As a Lens on Human Culture Aiden, Erez & Michel, Jean-baptiste
Our Picnics in the Sun Joss, Morag
The Final Cut Coulter, Catherine & Ellison, J. T.
Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Retribution, No. 13 (Jason Bourne) Lustbader, Eric
Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth-Century to Modern Times Lethbridge, Lucy
A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic – and How We Can End It Cohen, Deborah
Nine Inches Perrotta, Tom
Innocence: A Novel Koontz, Dean R.
Rosarito Beach Lawson, M. A.
Hazardous Duty Griffin, W. E. B. & Butterworth, William E.

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

Looking for other free things to do this spring? There are plenty around Washington D.C. to take advantage of. Spring is a great time to meet that neighbor you haven’t spoken to yet, or to continue building and strengthening relationships with friends. From all of us at Mullen Library, we wish you a wonderful Spring.

The Truth, Kate Middleton, and Wonder Women: New Popular Reading

Friday, October 25th, 2013 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Midterms are now behind us, so while you have some breathing room in between your courses, take a staycation with the help of a book from our popular reading collection located in the Main Reading Room of Mullen Library.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
The First 20 Hours: How To Learn Anything … Fast Kaufman, Josh
Mistress Patterson, James & Ellis, David
Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater Sokolove, Michael
Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health–And How We Can Save Ourselves Marsa, Linda
Dexter’s Final Cut (Dexter) Lindsay, Jeffry P.
The Truth Palin, Michael
Solo Boyd, William
Kate: The Future Queen Nicholl, Katie
Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection Spar, Debora L.
Eat Move Sleep: Why Small Choices Make a Big Difference Rath, Tom
War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict Mead, Corey
I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling With Villains Klosterman, Chuck
The Universe In The Rearview Mirror:How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality Goldberg, Dave
Tamarack County Krueger, William Kent
The Mayan Secrets Cussler, Clive & Perry, Thomas
Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? Crystal, Billy
The Violet Hour:A Novel Hill, Katherine
Strong Rain Falling Land, Jon
The Signature Of All Things Gilbert, Elizabeth
The Night Guest McFarlane, Fiona

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

Fun fact for the day: “The Library of Congress’ Serial and Government Publications Division contains the world’s largest collection of comic books (5,000 titles; 100,000 issues). The oldest comic book in the collection is “Popular Comics,” February 1936. The division also holds the world’s most extensive newspaper collection. The oldest original newspaper in the collection is Mercurius Publicas Comprising the Sum of Forraign Intelligence, December 29, 1659.”

Brainwashed in Jane Austen’s England, this month’s Popular Reading Selections

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Welcome one and all to the beginnings of this new year. To all who are new, we welcome you. To all who are returning, we wish you success in all your learning. Whenever you are in need of a break from your studies, or desire to go on an adventure of the mind, Mullen Library invites you to come and enjoy our popular reading collection. The Popular Reading books are located in the Main Reading Room on the second floor of Mullen Library.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
George Washington: The Crossing Levin, Jack E. Preface by Mark R. Levin
The Universe Versus Alex Woods Extence, Gavin
Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports by the Guy Who’s Lived It Berry, Matthew
Hidden Order Thor, Brad
The Hundred Dresses: The Most Iconic Styles of Our Time McKean, Erin. Illus by Donna Mehalko
Sons of Zeus Smith, Noble
Blood and Beauty: The Borgias Dunant, Sarah
What Makes a Hero?: The Surprising Science of Selflessness Svoboda, Elizabeth
The Seventh Trumpet: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland (Sister Fidelma) Tremayne, Peter
Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure Handey, Jack
Crucible (Star Wars) Denning, Troy
One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling Al-Shaykh, Hanan. Intro by Mary Gaitskill
Jane Austen’s England Adkins, Roy & Adkins, Lesley
The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever Gollner, Adam Leith
Brainwashed :The seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience Satel, Sally & Lilienfeld, Scott O.
The Color Master: Stories Bender, Aimee
The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story Koppel, Lily
The Humans Haig, Matt
The Blood of Gods: A Novel of Rome Iggulden, Conn

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

Fun fact for the day: “The smallest book in the Library of Congress is “Old King Cole.” It is 1/25” x 1/25”, or about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.”

Need a book for Spring Break?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Before heading out for Spring Break,  why not browse our Popular Reading books for something fun to read?  We have a collection of popular fiction, historical fiction, mystery and suspense, science fiction, biography, autobiography, inspiration, history, politics, and popular culture. The books are located in the 2nd floor Main Reading Room in Mullen Library.  Here is a short list of books acquired in the last two months.

Some select titles include: American idol: the untold story, Inventing George Washington: America’s founder, in myth and memoryWe ain’t the Brontës, and The Art of Immersion: how the digital generation is remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the way we tell stories.

You can find the full list of “popular reading” books in the catalog by doing a keyword for  “CUA Popular Reading“.  Enjoy!

Want something to read over Thanksgiving?

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in General, Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Before heading home for Thanksgiving, why not browse our Popular Reading books for something to take your mind off schoolwork?  We have a growing collection of popular fiction, historical fiction, mystery and suspense, science fiction, biography, autobiography, inspiration, history, politics, and popular culture. The books are located in the 2nd floor Main Reading Room in Mullen Library.  John Le Carre, Lady Gaga, Julia Glass, and P.J. O’Rourke await!