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.

  • Nutshell
  • Loving Day
  • Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age
  • Camanchaca
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing
  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu
  • Station Eleven

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):

  • The Alchemist
  • Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
  • 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
  • Us Against You (Beartown, #2)
  • Becoming
  • Madame Bovary
  • The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
  • Pachinko