Looking for summer reading recommendations? ZSR has you covered! Check out our Goodreads page for thematic reading lists to suit bibliophiles of all tastes! Here are a few of the titles from our 2017 Summer Reading list:

  • Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope
  • Remainder
  • The Diary of a Provincial Lady
  • The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
  • Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt
  • The Yellow Wallpaper
  • The Archivist
  • Golden Hill

Project Wake

Additionally, we have a featured list of all selected titles from Project Wake— the University’s summer academic program. This year, the Project Wake titles are centered around the theme “exploring difference, embracing diversity”. New students and Wake Forest University community members are encouraged to read a Project Wake title and join the discussion group on the Sunday afternoon of new student orientation (August 27, 1:30-3 pm). Online registration is available from the New Undergraduate Students site. Here are a few of the Project Wake titles being offered:

  • Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove, #1)
  • How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
  • Down to Earth: Gardening Wisdom
  • How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
  • Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America
  • Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches
  • Crazy Brave