Bowdoin Reads



Mona Paschke is reading...

A New Earth – Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose   by Eckhart Tolle

A New Earth is an easy read with valuable information for me on how I want to live my life—in the present, without ego or attachments. In doing so, releasing...
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Professor Welsch is reading...

War and Peace  by Leo Tolstoy

I had a blissful experience in graduate school reading Anna Karenina. So why has it taken me so long to get to Tolstoy’s other big book? A new translation...
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Shirley Wu is reading...

The Life of the Skies  by Jonathan Rosen

Regardless of whether or not the reader has an interest in birds, The Life of the Skies is a read for all. Part science and part philosophy, this novel is a...
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Scott Ogden is reading...

Revolutionary Characters  by Gordon Wood

I am currently reading a book by historian Gordon Wood titled "Revolutionary Characters". In it, Wood attempts to uncover what made the Founders great and...
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Wendy Thompson is reading...

The United States of Arugula  by David Kamp

As I was born in the middle of the 20th century (!) when gourmet food meant toasted breadcrumbs on top of macaroni and cheese, garlic was completely edgy, and...
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Professor Kitch is reading...

The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World  by David Anthony

David Anthony tells the story of the origin of Proto-Indo-European language—the “mother tongue” of English, Spanish, Greek, Sanskrit, and Slavic languages...
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