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Summer Reading Lists

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Summer reading lists from the Millikin University English and history departments.

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Annals of the Western Shore: Powers 3 by Ursula K. Le Guin Hardcover) for sale online My Books, Books To Read, Summer Reading Lists, Best Novels, Book Nooks, Fantasy Books, So Little Time, Book Lists, Science Fiction

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Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin- The final volume in Le Guin's Annals of the Western Shore series, Powers tells the story of Gavir, a slave who eventually grows to despise and change his social status. This series has young adults as its protagonists, but don't let that fool you- it definitely does not present a sterilized view of adolescence. The psychological, sociological, and ethical dilemmas that the series presents make this series worth your while. Recommended by Dr. Mike George.

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Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin- Set in the same world as Gifts, it moves the focus to a southern city-state occupied by a hostile force. Memer, also a young person, navigates the treacherous setting of a colonized culture, and the story revolves around her abilities to cope with the situation and its eventual outcome. Recommended by Dr. Mike George.

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Gifts by Ursula K. Le Guin- Gry and Orrect struggle with their place in a society that values mental powers. Each person has a particular power, such as calling animals, and the stability of the political structure of Le Guin's world depends on the interplay of those powers. Gry and Orrect are young adults attempting to cope with these gifts. Recommended by Dr. Mike George.

To Marry an English Lord - Tales of Weath & Marriage, Sex & Snobbery, by Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace -- Julian Fellowes was inspired to create Cora Crowley after reading this social history I Love Books, Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Downton Abbey Characters, Julian Fellowes, Lord

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To Marry an English Lord by Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace- An enlightening and accessible social history of wealthy American heiresses who, from 1870 to 1910, traveled abroad to snare a husband of English peerage. The lifestyles, personalities, and etiquette that defined the era and The Entitled on both sides of the pond are vividly brought to life, replete with photos and illustrations of the people and places who played a role in this compelling chronicle. Recommended by Prof. Judi…

Unlike most others, I read Ernest Cline’s Armada before reading Ready Player One . The 2011 novel Ready Player One is one of the most popular sci-fi novels of the last decade or more. Log Horizon, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Reading Stories, Reading Nook, Between Two Worlds, Science Fiction Books, Fandoms, Page Turner

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline- For fans of video games and 80s pop culture. In the future, people spend their time escaping reality by plugging in to OASIS, a massive virtual world that at the center of work, school, and entertainment. When Wade learns that its creator has died, willing his legacy to the player who can solve a series of complicated puzzles based on 80s pop culture, he joins the rest of America in the search. A fun, roller coaster of a book. Recommended by Prof. Juli Case.

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NOS4A2 by Joe Hill- Soon after little Victoria McQueen is given her first bicycle, she discovers she can travel wherever she wants simply by conjuring up an old, windy, covered bridge as a portal. But Vic as an adult has more compelling journeys to make as she comes up against Charlie Manx, a Nosferatu-ish man, and his accomplice, Gas Mask Man, who drive a 1938 RR Wraith bearing the titled license plate numbers. Recommended by Prof. Judi Crowe.

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Marvel Comics: the Untold Story by Sean Howe- An engaging history of Marvel Comics. Teeming with interviews and insider information, Howe paints a clear picture of the ups and downs of Marvel Comics. Learn more about Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranki, and Chris Claremont (and many more), along with the origin of some of your favorite superheroes. Recommended by Dr. Jeff Kirchoff.

The Magicians. Lev Grossman - «You say you've outgrown Harry Potter? Meet Quentin Coldwater and "The Magicians" Best Fantasy Series, Fantasy Books, Fantasy Story, Fantasy Literature, Fantasy Comics, Fantasy Fiction, Dark Fantasy, The Magicians, This Is A Book

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The Magician's by Lev Grossman- A young man grows up feeling crushed and saddened that real life is not as exciting as the Narnia-like world he reads about in fantasy novels. When one day he stumbles onto a high school for young magicians, he imagines he's hit the jackpot. Things, of course, are not as they seem. Like Harry Potter written in the style of literary realism, a perfect gruesome read about what happens when your wildest dreams come true. Recommended by Prof. Katie Henson.

Booktopia has Just Kids by Patti Smith. Buy a discounted Paperback of Just Kids online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Robert Mapplethorpe, Rock Roll, Books To Read, My Books, Read Magazines, Just Kids, Life Changing Books, Summer Reading Lists, Summer Books

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Just Kids by Patti Smith- A book about art, youth, and friendship, set in the lovingly-evoked bohemia of downtown New York in the late 1960s and early 70s. In Smith's memoir, she recounts her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe- from their first chance meeting as 18-year-olds to Mapplethorpe's early death from AIDS. Recommended by Prof. Andy Matthews.

Read "The Interestings A Novel" by Meg Wolitzer available from Rakuten Kobo. **Named a best book of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Time, and The Chicago Tribune, and named a notable book by The . The Residents, Jonathan Franzen, New York Times, Ny Times, V Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Will Turner, Books You Should Read, Books To Read

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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer- English and arts majors, this is your jam. A group of friends meets at a summer arts camp and they quickly bond over their shared sense of their own potential. As the group grows older they're confronted by the limitations of their own talents, their struggles to make a living and make their art, and their complicated love lives. A perfect summer read. Recommended by Prof. Katie Henson.

Read "How Should a Person Be? A Novel from Life" by Sheila Heti available from Rakuten Kobo. Chosen as one of fifteen remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write in the century by the. Books To Read For Women, Books You Should Read, Best Inspirational Books, Spiritual But Not Religious, Good Books, My Books, Miranda July, Female Friendship, Friendship Art

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How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti- A nonfiction memoir of a young writer. Funny, irreverent and sassy. Recommended by Prof. Katie Henson.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers- Can art redeem a lonely life? What is the value of solitude? Read this and tell me you don't love Mick Kelly. Recommended by Prof. My Books, Books To Read, Summer Reading Lists, To Kill A Mockingbird, Human Emotions, Smart People, I Movie, Book Lovers, Lonely

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 2014 April reading selection (Genre: Historical fiction) - The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. Story about a slave who unites with John Brown in his abolitionist mission. The novel won the National Book Award for Fiction in New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Fall Books, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Reading Room, Reading 2014, National Book Award Winners

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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride- 10-year-old Henry is freed from slavery by abolitionist John Brown, and conscripted to join Brown's ragtag group of outlaws. The problem? Brown believes Henry is a girl. Dressed in a bonnet and pinafore, and answering to his new nickname, "Onion," Henry accompanies Brown on his raids and helps him free slaves and attempt to recruit them. Recommended by Prof. Juli Case.

Booktopia has The Goldfinch, Winner of Pulitzer Prize For Fiction 2014 by Donna Tartt. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Goldfinch online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Up Book, This Is A Book, Love Book, Book Nerd, New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Reading Books, Fall Books

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt- About a young man, Theo Decker, and a famous stolen painting of a Dutch master. A wildly inventive read spanning a decade and several countries, the story following Decker's quest for his dead mother's favorite painting is so much more than a mystery: it's a meditation on grief, loss, all-consuming love, antique furniture, Russian gangsters, and the role art should play in our lives. Recommended by Prof. Katie Henson.

Read "Gilgi" by Irmgard Keun available from Rakuten Kobo. The stirring, never-before-translated story of a single, pregnant, and wickedly nervy young secretary making her way thr. Book Club Books, New Books, Books To Read, University Of South Dakota, Summer Reading Lists, Free Advertising, Penguin Random House, Penguin Books, First Novel

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Gilgi, One of Us by Irmgard Keun, trans. by Geoff Wilkes- First published in 1931, this became an overnight bestseller. Keun fled Germany in the midst of huge success to escape the Nazi rise to power. This wonderful translation is a long-overdue treat. Gilgi tells the story of a young, ambitious woman finding her way in a world faced with the double-bind of love and work and sexual, personal independence. Recommended by Dr. Stephen Frech.

I'm on the second book in the Wheel of Time series (The Great Hunt), and it is EXCELLENT. I haven't read fantasy this engaging in a long time-- long enough that I thought I had just grown away from the genre. Wheel of Time has proven that theory wrong. Book Series, Book 1, The Book, Time Series, Wheel Of Time Books, Lois Mcmaster Bujold, Robert Jordan, Jordan 20, V Video

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The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan- For those that love epic fantasy series and need another set of books to dive into, I strongly encourage you to investigate Jordan's Wheel of Time series. It begins with The Eye of the World, where readers are introduced to an appealing, diverse array of characters. With plenty of magic, action, and intrigue, this first book immediately immerses the reader in an engaging adventure and won't disappoint. Recommended by Dr. Jeff Kirchoff.