We’re gearing up for another season of summer reading– that glorious time of the year when we can kick back and embrace our leisure reading pursuits! Here are a few programs to help you get a jump start on your recreational reading this summer:

ZSR Summer Reading Challenge

Looking to step outside of your reading comfort zone? Challenge yourself with our 2019 Summer Reading Challenge! Can you identify a book that meets more than one challenge? How many challenges will you complete this summer? Share your progress with us! #zsrsummerchallenge

ZSR Book Reviews

Looking for a good book? Reading a book you can’t put down and want to share it with others? Join ZSR’s community of readers! Find book reviews and share your reading recommendations at zsr.wfu.edu/bookreviews

Submitted reviews will be shared on the ZSR Reviews Goodreads shelf and our leisure reading displays in the library.

  • The Nest
  • Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World
  • Village School (Fairacre, #1)
  • Wonder
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2
  • The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter - And How to Make the Most of Them Now
  • The Obsession
  • Woman of the Dead

Project Wake

Project Wake is the University’s summer academic program and this year the theme is “In Pursuit of…Happiness?”. New students and Wake Forest University community members are encouraged to read a Project Wake title (choices of books are available from many different genres and disciplines) and join the discussion group during new student orientation. Project Wake is a great way to discuss issues that matter and meet new friends.

Here are a few of the Project Wake titles being offered by ZSR Librarians:

Additional Project Wake titles (for a complete list, visit Project Wake):

  • A Man Called Ove
  • The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
  • The Pursuit of Happiness
  • How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship
  • The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
  • The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
  • The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • Turtles All the Way Down