Posts with the tag: popular reading

Spring Break Reading Extravaganza

Heading someplace warm? Take one of our Popular Reading books with you! Our most recent additions by Thomas Picketty, Jon Meacham, and works on George Washington, lost diaries, and football, are listed below. You can browse the rest of our collection on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

Romance Book (giphy.com)

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Title Author Status
Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership Larson, Edward J.
The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage Hvistendahl, Mara
You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington Coe, Alexis
The Lost Diary of M Wolfe, Paul
The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis Figueres, Christiana & Rivett-Carnac, Tom
The Lost Book of Adana Moreau Zapata, Michael
The Age of Football: Soccer and the 21st Century Goldblatt, David
The Opposite of Fate McGhee, Alison
Weather Offill, Jenny
The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond Friedman, George
Broken Faith: Inside the Word of Faith Fellowship, One of America’s Most Dangerous Cults Weiss, Mitch & Mohr, Holbrook
The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross Meacham, Jon
Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country Murdoch, Sierra Crane
Capital and Ideology Piketty, Thomas. Trans by Arthur Goldhammer
1774: The Long Year of Revolution Norton, Mary Beth

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Winterize your Reading

No snow outside? We have you covered with this lovely picture!  Stay warm, dry, and inside with one of our books from the Popular Reading Collection. Our most recent additions are listed below.  You can browse the rest of our collection on the first floor of Mullen Library in the Reference Reading Room.

 

Snowy Woods (giphy.com)

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Title Author Status
The Art of Resistance: My Four Years in the French Underground: a Memoir Rosenberg, Justus
Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition Carl, Polly K.
All You Have to Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success Baker, Wayne
Highfire Fenster, J. M.
You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters Murphy, Eleanor Kate
Stateway’s Garden: Stories Drain, Jasmon
The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives Diamandis, Peter H. & Kotler, Steven
Father of Lions: One Man’s Remarkable Quest to Save the Mosul Zoo Callaghan, Louise
Martha Stewart Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines Stewart, Martha
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America Chatelain, Marcia
Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains Chambers, Cassie
Blue Flowers Saavedra, Carola
House on Endless Waters Elon, Emuna
The Tenant Engberg, Katrine
Arguing With Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future Krugman, Paul
Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different Palahniuk, Chuck
Agency, No. 2 (The Peripheral) Gibson, William
F*ck No!: How to Stop Saying Yes When You Can’t, You Shouldn’t, or You Just Don’t Want to Knight, Sarah
999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz Macadam, Heather Dune
Processed Cheese Wright, Stephen
The Math of Life and Death: 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives Yates, Kit
Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness Perlmutter, David & Perlmutter, Austin, with Kristin Loberg
Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice From Aristotle to Zinsser Clark, Roy Peter
A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Secret Board Game Helped Win World War II Parkin, Simon

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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.

Books (giphy.com)

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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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