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.
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:
- Becoming by Michelle Obama, discussion led by Dr. Carrie Johnston, Digital Humanities Research Designer
- Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me by Ellen Forney, discussion led by Meghan Webb, Instruction and Outreach Librarian
- Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, discussion led by Hu Womack, Instruction and Outreach Librarian
- Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain–and How to Fight Back by Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever, discussion led by Rosalind Tedford, Director for Research and Instruction
Additional Project Wake titles (for a complete list, visit Project Wake):