Newest in Popular Reading: “The Mockingbird Next Door,” “The Girl in 6E,” “My Conference Can Beat Your Conference,” & “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy”

Friday, September 12th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Welcome back friends and students to another year at The Catholic University of America. If you are looking for an entertaining read between your studies, then look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room.

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
My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football Paul Finebaum and Gene Wojciechowski
Act of War Brad Thor
Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War Karen Abbott
The end of absence : reclaiming what we’ve lost in a world of constant connection Michael Harris
Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do Wallace J. Nichols
What if?: serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions Randall Munroe
What Makes This Book so Great Jo Walton
Feminism unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee Marja Mills
Eisenhower: A Life Paul Johnson
Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It Ian Leslie
The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents Ronald Kessler
The fortune Hunter Daisy Goodwin
The Eye Of Heaven Clive Cussler and Russell Blake
The Queen’s Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth’s Court Anna Whitelock
Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician Sandeep Jauhar
The Equalizer Michael Sloan
The Girl In 6E A.R. Torre

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!

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New in Popular Reading: Duty, First Love, A Religion of One’s Own

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Summer has begun for the Catholic University of America! Why not start your summer right by grabbing one of Mullen Library’s new Popular Reading books? There are a wide selection of materials from light leisure novels to fashion to creating your own spiritual style. So come hang out with us in the library or borrow one of our books and take it out to the pool.

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 Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew Lightman, Alan
Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth Robin, Vicki
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War Gates, Robert M.
Eggs in a Casket Childs, Laura
The Investor’s Paradox: The Power Of Simplicity In A World Of Overwhelming Choice Portnoy, Brian
Glamorous By George: The Key To Creating Movie-Star Style Kotsiopoulos, George
First Love James Patterson and Emily Raymond
Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby Churchwell, Sarah
Still Life With Bread Crumbs Quindlen, Anna
Mercy Snow Baker, Tiffany
A Religion Of One’s Own: A Guide To Creating A Personal Spirituality In A Secular World Moore, Thomas
Andrew’s Brain Doctorow, E. L.
The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way, And It Wasn’t My Fault, And I’ll Never Do It Again O’Rourke, P. J
Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA Rizzo, John
Cell Cook, Robin

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!

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!