MCC Daily Tribune

President's Wednesday Message

The coming of Memorial Day marks the start of the summer reading season. Much like my plate at a buffet, my book list is always too full and piles many unrelated items right on top of each other. So, in this spirit, here's what I'll be trying to read while the days are long:

Nonfiction

Janesville, Amy Goldstein

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, Alyssa Mastromonaco

Fiction

Chemistry, Weike Wang

House of Names, Colm Toibin

Saints for All Occasions, J. Courtney Sullivan

The Chalk Artist, Allegra Goodman

The Odyssey, Homer (Robert Fagels translation)

What is Not Yours Is Not Yours, Helen Oyeyemi

Poetry

So Much Synth, Brenda Shaughnessy

The list includes favorite authors with new books (or in the case of Oyeyemi, a 2016 release I never got to read), a debut novel, a collection of poetry, both fun and substantial nonfiction, and a reread. My only disappointment in the list is that Robin Sloan's new novel, Sourdough, got kicked to a fall release, as it would have been a great summer read. Still, this literary picnic has me excited for golden, warm evenings spent turning pages.

What is on your summer must-read list? Share recommendations with others on the blog.

Kress, Anne
President's Office
05/24/2017