What Are We Reading?
While the library's student research desk assistants (RDAs) devote most of their time to school, work, and other responsibilities, some of them manage to find the time to read for fun.
Here's what six have been enjoying recently:
Madeline Baas: "One of my favorite authors is Philip Yancey, so I read a few books by him over Christmas break. I just finished What Good is God? In Search of a Faith That Matters and I also enjoyed Soul Survivor: How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survive the Church."
Courtney Zonnefeld: "A friend gave me Annie Dillard's The Writing Life for Christmas, so I've been working on that lately. Though it's not long, I've enjoyed taking my time through it, since Dillard puts so much thought into every sentence! I've also been listening to Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies on audiobook. I love dramatic historical novels, and this one definitely fits the bill!"
Jonny Sims: "Recently I have been reading an old classic...The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. I am reading it mainly because I felt like when I read it when I was younger, I didn't appreciate the story as much as I should have. I decided to pick it up last weekend and have really enjoyed the book again."
Laura Harjanto: "I haven't read anything for fun in these past two weeks since the semester started, but over Interim, I was reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers, and Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea."
Molly Bruns: "I just started The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R.R. Tolkien! Tolkien has such a wonderful writing style. It's excellent to get lost in this book when I have the opportunity."
Lauren Cole: "I recently read Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I love both nonfiction and fiction, and both realistic and genre fiction, but especially historical fiction, mystery, and fantasy."
(Written by Kayleigh Fongers, student worker).