Bowdoin Reads



Morgan Woodhouse '14 is reading...

Wild  by Cheryl Strayed

This past summer I read and really enjoyed a book titled, Wild by Cheryl Strayed. It is a memoir about a young woman who decides to hike the Pacific...
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Professor Collings is reading...

Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English  by Ken Saro-Wiwa

I’ve always enjoyed reading novels written in a powerful voice and in an unfamiliar version of English. For example, many characters in Amitav Ghosh’s...
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Casey Stewart '14 is reading...

The Other Side  by Jacqueline Woodson

When I was nine years old, a family friend who was an artist received a commission to illustrate a book for celebrated children’s author Jacqueline...
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Michael Tucker, Course Materials & General Book Manager, Bowdoin Stores, is reading...

The Origin of the Brunists  by Robert Coover

I read some of Coover's short stories in college, but hadn't read any of his novels. I've always wanted to read this one. When I learned he had written a...
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ZamZam Abdirahman '16 is reading...

The Annotated Brothers Grimm  by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

This semester I am taking an English class called "Fairy Tales and Retellings". As hinted in the title of the course, the class is focused on examining fairy...
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Isaac Jaegerman '16 is reading...

Midnight's Children  by Salman Rushdie

At the end of this summer I began reading the novel Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie. I’d read The Satanic Verses as well as Rushdie’s...
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