Looking for a good book (or two) to read over summer break? We can help!
The Recreation Collection on the 1st floor of Hamersly has something for every type of reader. *And* we just got a bunch of new books in. We have everything from thrillers to love stories to biographies – and everything in between.
Want a suggestion? Fill out this short form and your WOU librarians will get back to you with some books you might like.
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
Do your Spring Break plans include lying on a beach, couch, or [you fill in the blank] with a good book? Need some ideas for what to read? Fill out this short form and your WOU librarians will get back to you with a book or three you might like!
(Photo: “couple reading books” by Erin Kelly. Licensed under Creative Commons http://flic.kr/p/bHeP8R)
What better way to spend a stress-free winter break than curled up with a good book?! The Recreation Collection on the 1st floor of Hamersly has something for every type of reading preference – from sci fi to romance to poetry.
Want a suggestion? Fill out the form below (or here) and your WOU librarians will get back to you with a book you might like.
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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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Students and recent graduates can submit original research and creative work including technical papers, research articles, expository articles, poems, short stories, photographs, videos, and other creative works from all academic disciplines. All submissions to the journal must have a faculty sponsor.
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