In his remarks at the hooding ceremony this spring, Dean Kearney encouraged our law graduates to remain active readers. And during a recent presentation to the Marquette law faculty, Professor Julie Oseid asked us how many books we have on our nightstands.
That question left me with another: what books are folks reading over the summer for pleasure? Reading is one of the great joys in life. Choosing the next good read is almost as satisfying. We would love to know what books others are reading or have already read this summer to add to our own nightstand collections. After all, we still have a few weeks to fit in some reading before classes start.
This summer, I especially enjoyed reading—
The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova: a Dracula tale, with a literary tour of Central and Eastern Europe.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2008, Jerome Groopman and Tim Folger, editors: a compilation of beautifully written articles from magazines like The New Yorker.
When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris: I read a third of the book before even leaving the bookstore.
List yours to add to another nightstand.