We may be in autumn now, but let’s take a moment to look back at some favorite reads from this past summer...
Last month, at the Party for Your Mind, students shared what they read over the summer by writing the title (and sometimes author) on post it notes. Then they stuck them up on a large window in the Shapiro Design Lab:
People shared books, plays, magazines, comic books, poetry, blogs, and other online writing.
There were some really creative responses, like a person who drew the Tumblr logo:
One student even put up a post-it note with 21 titles on it!
Another posted a mysterious symbol:
Is this hangman? A secret language? Abstract art? I’m just not sure. Was this you? Please comment and explain!
With some help from the Design Lab, I was able to use a python program to pull cover images of the books students shared and make them into a collage:
To view a larger version, which lets you zoom in, click here.
Some of the most popular books were:
Other responses which you can borrow from the Shapiro Undergraduate 2nd Floor Browsing Collection are:
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
- Cooking As Fast As I Can by Cat Cora
- Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
- Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
- Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
- Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
- The Trial by Franz Kafka
- Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
- Broken Harbor by Tana French
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
- The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
- The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
What was your favorite summer read? Is there anything you’ve enjoyed so far this fall?
Tell us in the comments and share with your fellow Wolverines!