Our staff is reading its way through the summer! Take a look at what we’ve accomplished so far.

Matthew (Chief Operating Officer): Still slogging through SPQR and loving every minute of it. Such an interesting read and fun to draw parallels between present-day political struggles and what happened in the history of the Roman Empire. History truly does continue to repeat itself. Finished Timequake. Such a great book and a very interesting style of writing.

Kursten (Chief Financial Officer): I just finished reading The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian and The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton.  Not sure what’s next on my list.  I usually wait for a recommendation.

Chris (Library Curator): Moving on to Naked Lunch since I’ll be doing the reading at Banned Books Week. It’s my first time reading it!

Marissa (Programs and Donor Relations Manager): I have finished Wild by Cheryl Strayed, and it was amazing and I definitely believe every woman should read it. I will be watching the movie adaptation hopefully this week! I have started Cat’s Cradle and am several chapters in – of course the chapters are about 1-2 pages each, so that doesn’t really mean much.

Max (Director of Education): My summer reading list still includes Kurt Vonnegut Complete Stories, but I also finished Kafka by David Mairowitz, and I am reading The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain by Damian Le Bas.

Christina O’Connell (Programs and Communications Associate): This summer so far, I’ve read Cat’s Cradle and Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut. I’m currently reading City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, and I want to read The Sirens of Titan by Vonnegut next.

Christina Stair (Executive Assistant): I finished The Upstarts, and I’m just about done with All the Light We Cannot See.

Emma (Summer Intern): I finished Breakfast of Champions the other week, which means I’ve finished all of Vonnegut’s novels! I also finished Lolita. I’m still reading Middlemarch (I’m 51% done with it, according to my iPhone). My favorite book of this summer so far is The Language of Thorns, a fabulous collection of fairy-tale-inspired stories by Leigh Bardugo. I also loved A Game of Thrones, which I (finally) got around to reading this month. I still want to read more international lit this summer, and since the film Colette starring Keira Knightley is coming out this September, why not read the Colette novels sitting on my shelf? I’ll start with Gigi.