Bowdoin Reads



Billy Donahue is reading...

The Mother Tongue: English and how it got that way  by Bill Bryson

The book is a very thorough look-through of the English language and how it has developed. It covers everything from why "one" is pronounced "won" and not...
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Valerie Wirtschafter '12 is reading...

Naked  by David Sedaris

David Sedaris is one of those authors who writes books that readers can come back to over and over again. I’ve read every single one of his books, and ...
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Amy Sham '13 is reading...

Tuna: A Love Story  by Richard Ellis

Sometime this past summer, I read an incredibly engaging piece in The New York Times that detailed the impending dearth of bluefin tuna to overfishing....
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Professor Santoro is reading...

Dewey and Eros: Wisdom and Desire in the Art of Teaching  by Jim Garrison

Students have threatened to design and make me wear an "I ♥ Dewey" t-shirt. How fitting, then, to bring the heart and John Dewey together in the book I just...
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Emily Briley, Academic Coordinator is reading...

Talking to Girls About Duran Duran   by Rob Scheffield

If you’ve ever been part of a group project, such as a theater production, a choir, or an athletic team, you are familiar with the feeling of being on the...
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Liz Gary is reading...

The Bluest Eye  by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison's ability to transport her readers into the mindset of characters who are often plagued with essential questions surrounding race, acceptance and...
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