Bowdoin Reads



Michelle E. McDonough , Library Administrative and Serials Assistant, is reading...

Redshirts  by John Scalzi

John Scalzi’s Redshirts had me laughing out loud in public more than once. Both parody and homage, the book employs well-known sci-fi tropes to...
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Jennifer McMorrow, '14 is reading...

The Art of Fielding  by Chad Harbach

I am reading The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. I kept hearing a lot of buzz about this novel, and I was especially drawn to it after hearing that it...
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Terence Barley '14 is reading...

The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World  by Jay Bahadur

I was working a shift at the Library a few weeks ago and this book caught my eye as one student was checking it out. I saw the title and was instantly attracted...
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Professor Baumgarte is reading...

In the Garden of Beasts  by Erik Larson

Erik Larson's In the Garden of Beasts was recommended to me -- strongly recommended -- by Prof. Levine. I tremendously enjoyed reading the book, and now...
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Bryce Ervin, '15 is reading...

Divergent  by Veronica Roth

Divergent is the first of a three part series as well as the debut novel of Veronica Roth, who is based in Chicago, Illinois. Divergent follows...
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Katie Sasser, Reference Librarian, is reading...

The Given Day  by Dennis Lehane

This novel represents a major shift for author Dennis Lehane, known best for his crime fiction. The Given Day has an epic sweep encompassing baseball,...
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