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:

  • Ghosts of Old Salem, North Carolina (Haunted America)
  • There There
  • Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery": The Authorized Graphic Adaptation
  • Cujo
  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1)
  • Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era
  • Homegoing

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:

  • The Water Dancer
  • Hollow Kingdom
  • The Starless Sea
  • Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era
  • Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
  • A Gentleman in Moscow
  • Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death
  • The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4)