Pick from our 2016 Book Salon faculty recommendations, or grab a book current students are reading Stanford Alumni brings you the 2016 Stanford Book Salon Summer Reading List.
Surf’s up and your brain waves will be too with these faculty suggestions.
Andrea Lunsford, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English, Emerita, and former director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, hosted Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? for the Book Salon last spring. This summer, she recommends the following books:
Roger Romani, professor of physics and a member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, hosted The Martian for the Book Salonlast fall. For summer, he recommends the following books:
Blair Hoxby, associate professor of English, writes on the literature and culture of Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe and hosted Memoir of Hadrian for the Book Salon last spring. This summer, he recommends the following books:
School’s out — but don’t let that stop you from reading like you’re 18 again.
This year, Elizabeth Tallent, professor of English, selected these books for incoming students around the theme “Crisis and Connection” for the 2016–17 Freshman Three Books program:
Calling all armchair travelers.
The following are recommendations from the Bing Overseas Study Program for students living in these parts of the world:
Australia: In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Beijing: Age of Ambitions: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos
Berlin: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Cape Town: I Write What I Like by Steve Biko
Florence: The Italians by John Hooper
Kyoto: A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony by Hector Garcia
Madrid: The New Spaniards by John Hooper
Santiago: A Nation of Enemies by Pamela Constable and Arturo Valenzuela