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.

  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-Boat
  • Between the World and Me
  • Not Bad People
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
  • The Fatherless Daughter Project: Understanding Our Losses and Reclaiming Our Lives
  • Woman of the Dead
  • The Grand Dark

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):

  • Eleanor & Park
  • The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking
  • The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
  • Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
  • The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
  • Designing Your Life: Build a Life that Works for You
  • How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship
  • Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation