We just got a fresh, new batch of books for the Recreation Collection on the first floor of Hamersly. We have something for everyone: Oprah book club picks, literary award winners, celebrity memoirs, historical fiction, and more.
Below is just a sampling of our new arrivals. Browse the collection online or in-person to see all of our recreational books!
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees. Call Number: REC KID
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue, the bestselling author of Room. Call Number: REC DON
One More Thing by B. J. Novak. A collection of short stories by the actor who played Ryan the Intern on The Office. Call Number: REC NOV
Things a Little Bird Told Me by Biz Stone, one of the co-founders of Twitter. Call Number: REC STO
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, winner of this year’s National Book Critics Circle prize. Call Number: REC ADI
Longbourn by Jo Baker. The story of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen as told from the servants’ point of view. Call Number: REC BAK
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride, winner of this year’s National Book Award. Call Number: REC MCB
The long Thanksgiving weekend is plenty of time to breeze through one of the new fiction books we’ve added to the Recreation Collection on the first floor of Hamersly. We have something for everyone: fast-moving thrillers, hair-raising horror, poetry about pups, romantic historical fiction, funny detective stories, dystopia science fiction, you name it.
Below is just a sampling of our new arrivals. Browse the collection to see all our recreational books, and check one out before you leave campus!
The Circle by Dave Eggers. Call Number: REC EGG
Doctor Sleep (sequel to The Shining) by Stephen King. Call Number: REC KIN
Dog Songs by Mary Oliver. Call Number: REC OLI
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Call Number: REC ROW
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. Call Number: REC GIL
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood. Call Number: REC ATW
The Sound and the Furry by Spencer Quinn. Call Number: REC QUI
Looking for something to read, but fiction isn’t your thing? We just added a bunch of fascinating new nonfiction books to our Recreation Collection on topics that range from cadaver dogs to the Lance Armstrong doping scandal to Downton Abbey – and everything in between:
What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs by Cat Warren. Call Number: REC WAR
Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever by Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’Connell. Call Number: REC ALB
The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom. Call Number: REC GRO
Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey by Emma Rowley and Gareth Neame. Call Number: REC ROW
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. Call Number: REC GLA
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson. Call Number: REC BRY
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink. Call Number: REC FIN
If you find reading about other people’s lives inspiring, have we got some books for you. We just added four new memoirs to our Recreation Collection, each with a captivating story to tell. Need more convincing? Two of these books were recently featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Check them out:
Driven: From Homeless to Hero, My Journeys On and Off Lambeau Field by Donald Driver. Call Number: REC DRI
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai, with Christina Lamb. Call Number: REC YOU
(Watch Malala’s interview with Jon Stewart)
My Story by Elizabeth Smart, with Chris Stewart. Call Number: REC SMA
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, Translated by K.A. Yoshida and David Mitchell. Call Number: REC HIG
(Watch translator David Mitchell’s interview with Jon Stewart)
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Need a study break? Can’t get enough of The Walking Dead? Want to escape into a fantastical world of witches and/or Shakespearean Star Wars characters? The library’s Recreation Collection has something new for you:
Search WOU Archives and Historical Collections
Western Oregon University Archives is proud to announce participation in the Northwest Digital Archives database for researchers to find primary sources and archival collections related to the Pacific Northwest. Some significant subject areas include agriculture; natural resources; urban, rural, social, and progressive movements; local, state, regional, and national politics; outdoor recreation; religion, and education.
Research collections preserved in WOU Archives include photographs and documents from WOU’s 150+ years of history, scrapbooks, and personal papers of students, faculty, and Oregonians such as former Governor Straub. University Archives is open to the public daily from 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Come check us out!
Need a break from reading textbooks? Check out one of the paperbacks from our new popular reading collection for some relaxing reading. This new collection is located near HL108, and a list of titles is available in the course reserves under the professor name “Popular Reading”.