Summer Reading: Amazing wonder stories!

Pulp-O-Mizer_Cover_ImageSummer is a great time to catch up on your reading, whether you read for fun or inspiration, digitally or on paper.  We have compiled some books for each of your needs–click on the title for more details. Books in the ECC Library have an asterisk. If we do not have the book, your local public library may carry it, or try our free Interlibrary Loan service.  Happy reading!

For everyone:


When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakaur*

Life, on the Line by Grant Achatz*511pyvwg3yl

Steal Like an Artist (book review) by Autin Kleon*

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron*

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald*

What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund*

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates*

519radyryelManhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson*

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett


One Last Thing Before I Go by Johnathan Tropper*

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach*

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison*

51np2hhb4ilMy Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park (book review) by Steve Kluger*

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire by C.M. Mayo*

Station Eleven by Emily St. John*

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison*

The Lightning Thief (Book one of Percy Jackson & The Olympians)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie*

Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates*

The Husband’s Secret
by Liane Moriarty

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli

Blue Monday by Nicci French*

Onion Street by Reed Coleman*517dajpy0pl

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler*

Revenge of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz*

How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen*

For faculty:

Young Professional’s Survival Guide by C.K. Gunsalus *

Telling Ain’t Training by Harold Stolovitch*41grx7b0g0l

Talk Like Ted  (book review) by Carmine Gallo*

41hmtwhl6ilMade to Stick (book review) by Chip Heath*

Straight Man by Richard Russo*

Moo by Jane Smiley*

Incognito: The Secret Lives of Brains by David Eagleman*

Learner-Centered Teaching by Maryellen Weimer*

Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Transform College by Mark C. Carnes*

The Naked Roommate: and 107 Other Issues Might Run into In College by Harlan Cohen* (a good one for context on what our students sometimes face today.)

Titles contributed by Librarians and staff Maria Bagshaw, Barbara Evans, Julie Keating, Karen Klein, Jana Porter, Jennifer Schlau, Karrie Stewart, Ellie Swanson.  All book covers courtesy of

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