Bowdoin Reads



Sarah Cameron, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, is reading...

What Alice Forgot  by Liane Moriarty

I recently finished Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret and was eager to start another one of her books as soon as I put the last one down. I enjoy how...
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Bella Tumaneng '17 is reading...

Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty   by Vikram Chandra

I work at the HL circulation desk and the cover of this book caught my eye while I was shelving. It’s written by someone whose background was originally in...
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Professor Cueto Asin is reading...

Anna in the Tropics  by Nilo Cruz

I acquired this play by Cuban American author Nilo Cruz (2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) after a recent visit to Tampa, Florida, where I discovered the...
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Jane Camp, Leadership Gifts, is reading...

The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics  by Daniel James Brown

This book fed my competitive spirit! Brown chronicles the story of the motley crew, University of Washington rowers and their unlikely success to win seats to...
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Katie Foley '17 is reading...

Catch-22  by Joseph Heller

Over the summer, I decided to pick up Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. I had been avoiding reading the classic, despite recommendations from numerous friends,...
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Professor Purnell is reading...

The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail  by Óscar Martínez

Salvadoran journalist Óscar Martínez’s book, The Beast, takes readers on a journey through hell. In Spanish, the book’s title is, Los Migrantes...
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