May 22nd, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward
Summer is almost here. Finals end tomorrow. And although you are probably looking at a summer full of other obligations (work, summer school, family events, etc.) summer always seems to be a time to a little bit more leisure reading, even if it is on the subway to work rather than lounging at the beach. I always manage to do more leisure reading in the summer than during the academic year.
I thought I’d share my early summer reading list with you and ask what you’re reading as well, just for fun! I expect I’ll be adding to the list as the summer progresses.
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe – a portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, and the 1960s. Call number: HV5825 .W56
This book has been on my Kindle for a few months and I’m finally getting around to reading it. So far, it’s a fascinating glimpse into the LSD and youth counterculture in the 1960s.
Dancer: A Novel by Colum McCann – a reimagining of the life of Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Call number: PR6063 .C335 D36 2003
I just finished reading “Let the Great World Spin” by McCann (a Distinguished Lecturer of Creative Writing in the English Department here at Hunter) and I wanted to read more by him.
I will also be keeping up with the news via my new New York Times academic pass, available for free with a valid CUNY email address. The details for creating an account can be found here.
So tell me, what’s on your reading list this summer?