Posts with the tag: popular reading

Christmas Break reading

Enjoy your well deserved Christmas break with some books from our Popular Reading collection. You can browse the rest of our collection on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

Christmas Tree (giphy.com)

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Title Author Status
Why We’re Wrong About Nearly Everything: A Theory of Human Misunderstanding Duffy, Bobby
Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation Powell, Michael
Jay-Z: Made in America Dyson, Michael Eric. Foreword by Pharrell
Cheaters Always Win: The Story of America Fenster, J. M.
How to Speak Machine: Computational Thinking for the Rest of Us Maeda, John
Serotonin Houellebecq, Michel
Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages Hartnell, Jack
Mary Toft, Or, the Rabbit Queen Palmer, Dexter
Letters From an Astrophysicist Tyson, Neil deGrasse
The Man Who Played With Fire: Stieg Larsson’s Lost Files and the Hunt for an Assassin Stocklassa, Jan
Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford—the Biography Thompson, Laura
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident Kay, Adam
Trace of Evil Blanchard, Alice

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Thanksgiving Reading

Enjoy the Thanksgiving break with some spicy offerings from our Popular Reading collection. You can browse the rest of our collection on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

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Title Author Status
Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers Greenberg, Andy
All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard—boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy Keith, Phil
Don’t Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles—and All of Us Foroohar, Rana
Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge Weller, Sheila
Conversations With RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law Rosen, Jeffrey
Jet Girl: My Life in War, Peace, and the Cockpit of the Navy’s Most Lethal Aircraft, the F/A-18 Super Hornet Johnson, Caroline
I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story Daniels, Anthony. Foreword by J. J. Abrams
The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts Armstrong, Karen
Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth Macgregor, Iain
A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee Fingeroth, Danny
Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church Ivereigh, Austen
Kiss the Girls and Make them Cry Clark, Mary Higgins
Edison Morris, Edmund
A Month in Siena Matar, Hisham
One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America Weingarten, Gene
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders Foer, Joshua; Morton, Ella; and Thuras, Dylan
The Deserter DeMille, Nelson and DeMille, Alex
A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith Egan, Timothy

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Halloween comes….

Time for some pumpkin pie and good reading! Check out some of our recent offerings from our Popular Reading collection. You can browse the rest of our collection on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

Pumpkins (giphy.com)

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Title Author Status
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead Mattis, Jim & West, Bing
The Giver of Stars Moyes, Jojo
The Girl Who Reads on the Metro Féret-Fleury, Christine
Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation Marantz, Andrew
Who Says You’re Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned Appel, Jacob M.
How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems Munroe, Randall
What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence Schwarzman, Stephen A.
Dad’s Maybe Book O’Brien, Tim
Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years Andrews, Julie, with Emma Walton Hamilton
Warrior of the Altaii Jordan, Robert
Right After the Weather Anshaw, Carol
Full Throttle: Stories Hill, Joe
Art of Making Memories, The: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments Wiking, Meik
Christmas Shopaholic Kinsella, Sophie
The Way I Heard It: True Tales for the Curious Mind With a Short Attention Span Rowe, Mike
Grand Union: Stories Smith, Zadie
How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter About Visual Information Cairo, Alberto
Our Better Angels: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World Reckford, Jonathan. Foreword by Jimmy Carter
Change Is the Only Constant: The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World Orlin, Ben

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Autumn Readfest Begins

Fall has arrived and so have our bumper crop of new books in our Popular Reading program. Check out some of our recent selections below and come in to browse the rest of our collection on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

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Cat in Leaves (or Leaves on Cat) (giphy.com)

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Title Author Status
The Testaments Atwood, Margaret
Akin Donoghue, Emma
For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity Plank, Elizabeth
The Girl Who Lived Twice: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, No. 6 (Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series) Lagercrantz, David
The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats
Clarke, Richard A. & Knake, Robert K.
In Oceans Deep: Courage, Innovation, and Adventure Beneath the Waves Streever, Bill
The Chain McKinty, Adrian
American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump Albert, Tim
On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane Guendelsberger, Emily
Talking to Robots: Tales From Our Robot-Human Futures Duncan, David Ewing
Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust Marcus, Gary & Davis, Ernest
Quichotte Rushdie, Salman
The Stoic Challenge: A Philosopher’s Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient Irvine, William B.
The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite Markovits, Daniel
The Soulful Art of Persuasion: The 11 Habits That Will Make Anyone a Master Influencer Harris, Jason
Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant Perkins, Anne Gardiner
How to Raise a Reader Paul, Pamela & Russo, Maria
Cold Storage Koepp, David
Lady in the Lake Lippman, Laura
Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary Hansen, Jonathan M.
Boss Up!: This Ain’t Your Mama’s Business Book Moreno, Lindsay Teague
Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders Jensen, Billy
The Beekeeper of Aleppo Lefteri, Christy
The Immoral Majority: Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power Over Christian Values Howe, Ben
The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes Robson, David
Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have Schlossberg, Tatiana

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Cool Summer Reads

Our Popular Reading program has been renewed for the 2019-2020 academic year! See some of our recent selections below or come and browse our titles on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

summer beach
Nice Day Summer (giphy.com)

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Title Author Status
Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All
Michel, Arthur Holland
The Conservative Sensibility Will, George F.
The Guest Book Blake, Sarah
Last Day Ruta, Domenica
The Last Time I Saw You Constantine, Liv
The Learning Curve Berman, Mandy
The Orphan’s Song Kate, Lauren
The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World Waytz, Adam
The Red Daughter Schwartz, John Burnham
The Skin Game Woods, Stuart & Hall, Parnell
This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto Mehta, Suketu
Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste Gasser, Nolan
100 Side Hustles: Unexpected Ideas for Making Extra Money Without Quitting Your Day Job Guillebeau, Chris

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Let’s Get Summer Reading Started!

Happy Summer Go Time! Our latest selections have arrived in our Popular Reading collection. You can find them on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

Out of Office (giphy.com)

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Title Author Status
The Age of Living Machines: How the Convergence of Biology and Engineering Will Build the Next Technology Revolution Hockfield, Susan
The Ditch Koch, Herman
Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It Savage, Adam
Exhalation: Stories Chiang, Ted
Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World Watts, Shannon. Foreword by Julianne Moore
Full Count: The Education of a Pitcher Cone, David
Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants Shell, Jacob
The Hive, No. 2 (Second Formic War) Card, Orson Scott & Johnston, Aaron
How Not to Die Alone Roper, Richard
It’s Great to Suck at Something Rinaldi, Karen
Kingdom of Lies: Unnerving Adventures in the World of Cybercrime Fazzini, Kate
The Latte Factor: Why You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live Rich Bach, David and Mann, John David
Mrs. Everything Weiner, Jennifer
Orange World and Other Stories Russell, Karen
Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment Hirshman, Linda
Rules for Visiting Kane, Jessica Francis
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis Diamond, Jared

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Easter Week Reading Suggestions

Happy Easter! Our latest selections have arrived in our Popular Reading collection. You can find them on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

Jesus Christ (via Giphy)

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Title Author Status
Cemetery Road Greg Iles
Daisy Jones & the Six Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Fifth Doctrine Karen Robards
Gingerbread Helen Oyeyemi
In the Blink of an Eye Jesse Blackadder
The Last Act Brad Parks
The Library of Lost and Found Phaedra Patrick
When All is Said Anne Griffin
Ave Maria: The Mystery of a Most Beloved Prayer Pope Francis
Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution Amber Tamblyn
First: Sandra Day O’Connor Evan Thomas
Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals Rachel Hollis
Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From Our Culture of Contempt Arthur C. Brooks
Pounding the Rock: Basketball Dreams and Real Life in a Bronx High School Marc Skelton
Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Veronica Chambers
Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal Yuval Taylor
California Girls Susan Mallery
Don’t Label Me: An Unusual Conversation for Divided Times Irshad Manji
Lights! Camera! Puzzles! (Puzzle Lady Mysteries) Parnell Hall
American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race Douglas Brinkley
The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation Mark Bowden

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Spring Break Reading Suggestions

Don’t leave town until you grab a book or two from our Popular Reading collection. You can find them on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

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Wonder Woman (via Giphy)

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Title Author Status
The Alarming Palsy of James Orr Tom Lee
The Current Tim Johnston
The Nowhere Child Christian White
Irish Above All Mary Pat Kelly
This is not a Love Song Brendan Mathews
The Curiosities
Susan Gloss
Forget You Know Me Jessica Strawser
I Owe You One Sophie Kinsella
Parkland: Birth of a Movement
Dave Cullen
The Cassandra Sharma Shields
Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey From Slavery to Segregation Steve Luxenberg
Finding Dorothy Elizabeth Letts
The Secret of Clouds Alyson Richman
Daughter of Moloka’i Alan Brennert
American Spy Lauren Wilkinson

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Plan Your Winter Reading

It’s winter – read a book! Stay warm with some of our latest additions to our popular reading collection. You can find them on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

 

Snow landscape (via Giphy)

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Title Author Status
DASH Diet Mediterranean Solution, The: The Best Eating Plan to Control Your Weight and Improve Your Health for Life Marla Heller
The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties
Paul Collier
Watching You
Lisa Jewell
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
Shoshana Zuboff
The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive W. Thomas Boyce
Are U OK?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health Kati Morton
Burning the Sky: Project Argus, the Most Dangerous Scientific Experiment in History Mark Wolverton
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
Brad Meltzer & Josh Mensch
Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life Edith Hall
Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called Alien Jeremy N. Smith
An Anonymous Girl Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Shameless: A Sexual Reformation Nadia Bolz-Weber
The Pope: Francis, Benedict, and the Decision That Shook the World Anthony McCarten
Talent
Juliet Lapidos
A Dog Called Jack Ivy Pembroke
Annelies David R. Gillham
Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can’t So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get on With Your Life
Sarah Knight
Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy
Larry Loftis

 

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Relaxing during Christmas Break

Start the holidays off right! Pick some escapist titles from our popular reading collection. You can find them on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.


Minion Ugly Sweater Party (via Giphy)

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Title Author Status
Why Religion?: A Personal Story Elaine Pagels
The Secret Language of Cats: How to Understand Your Cat for a Better, Happier Relationship Susanne Schötz. Trans. by Peter Kuras
Paris Echo
Sebastian Faulks
Evening in Paradise: More Stories
Lucia Berlin
Becoming
Michelle Obama
The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success Albert-László Barabási
The Kinship of Secrets Eugenia Kim
A Call for Revolution: A Vision for the Future Dalai Lama XIV & Sofia Stril-Rever
Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward
Gemma Hartley
Feel Better Fast and Make It Last: Unlock Your Brain’s Healing Potential to Overcome Negativity, Anxiety, Anger, Stress, and Trauma Daniel G. Amen
Gone So Long Andre Dubus
Muck Dror Burstein. Trans. by Gabriel Levin
Out of the Maze: An A-mazing Way to Get Unstuck Spencer Johnson. Afterword by Ken Blanchard
The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy Bill von Hippel
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List
James Mustich
Hazards of Time Travel Joyce Carol Oates
Dead Sea Rising Jerry Jenkins
The Inequality Paradox: How Capitalism Can Work for Everyone
Douglas McWilliams

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