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:

  • Homegoing
  • The Lost Apothecary
  • The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece
  • The Vanishing Half
  • The Starless Sea
  • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
  • A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2)

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:

  • Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
  • A Promised Land
  • The Body: A Guide for Occupants
  • Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
  • Uncanny Valley
  • The Dead Lands
  • Midnight Sun (The Twilight Saga, #5)
  • American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race