What Are You Reading?

It is a question that librarians get asked all the time – “What are you reading?”.  We don’t mind it, of course, and you will likely get bored long before we finish telling you about all the good books we have read lately.  This week, we decided to turn it around, so we asked the library proctors…

What book are you looking forward to reading during spring break?


“I’m most looking forward to reading The Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao, as it’s a unique spin on the science fiction genre. It’s based on Chinese mythology and history rather than the typical Western themes, so I’m excited to see how the story plays out.”   – Chris

“I am very excited to read Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad over March break. Reading Heart Of Darkness in Hum V was very hard, I was struggling to read and annotate about the book. That is why I am very curious about what if I, as a six former student, read it again.”  – Mako

“I look forward to reading The Tangleroot Palace. The cover art looks amazing, and it’s a sequel to the graphic novel Monstress.”  – Blessing

“I’m looking forward to reading The Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler. I’ve heard great reviews about it from friends, and I’m eager to read about the social commentary that it provided in 1993 and how that is still applicable today.”  – Andrew


“I am most looking forward to reading Quiller Balalaika by Elleston Trevor. Over winter break, I became hooked onto the Quiller series, which consists of 19 Cold War spy thrillers situated somewhere between the action-packed drama of Bond and the gritty, emotional character-driven works of John le Carré (my favorite author). I’m currently 11 books into the series and hope to finish over March break. Quiller Balalaika is the final book, and I can’t wait to discover how this incredible series ends.”  – Jackie

“I am looking forward to reading Malibu Rising. I love books that are told from the perspectives of multiple characters, so I am really excited to read about all of the family members involved in the story.”  – Ellie

Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion. – Joan Didion has been an inspiration to me, both literally and morally. This is her only work of fiction – the dark atmosphere seems absolutely energizing, and Didion’s insights on culture and people are always nothing short of awe inspiring.” – Jean


What will you be reading during spring break?  Stop by the front desk and tell us – we always have time to talk about books!


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