UC Berkeley Summer Reading List2019

Given by Unversity of California Berkeley

Other Names: Berkeley Summer Reading, UC Berkeley Summer Readin List
26 Works 103,302 Books 3,807 Reviews ½ 4.0
From the website: These readings aren't required; they're offered for pleasure. They've been suggested by Cal faculty, staff, and students as great readings that will introduce incoming students to show more a small slice of the intellectual life of the university and perhaps send them exploring the library's rich collections. Also, the readings aren't selected by us, the list's curators. Instead, we ask people on the Cal campus for their suggestions of great readings that would fit within a given theme, and then see what we get. (Also, we don't accept suggestions from publishers or authors.) The list is always potluck, always eclectic, and always full of worthwhile readings. We feel sure you'll find something on one of these lists that will spark your interest. show less
Years:
All, 2023 (33), 2022 (19), 2021 (18), 2020 (23), 2018 and 2019 (1), 2019 (26), 2018 (19), 2017 (30), 2016 (20), 2015 (13), 2014 (16), 2013 (18), 2012 (12), 2011 (10), 2010 (15), 2009 (10), 2008 (15), 2007 (16), 2006 (14), 2005 (12), 2004 (9), 2003 (12), 2002 (10), 2001 (10), 2000 (23), 1999 (11), 1997 (17), 1995 (11), 1991 (9), 1990 (10), 1989 (8), 1988 (12), 1985 (25)
WorkYear
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everett
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt by Ken Krimstein
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
Passing by Nella Larsen
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
Cantora by Sylvia Lopez-Medina
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
There There by Tommy Orange
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
Theme: Between Worlds
2019
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Theme: Between Worlds
2019

Descriptions

From the website: These readings aren't required; they're offered for pleasure. They've been suggested by Cal faculty, staff, and students as great readings that will introduce incoming students to a small slice of the intellectual life of the university and perhaps send them exploring the library's rich collections. Also, the readings aren't selected by us, the list's curators. Instead, we ask people on the Cal campus for their suggestions of great readings that would fit within a given theme, and then see what we get. (Also, we don't accept suggestions from publishers or authors.) The list is always potluck, always eclectic, and always full of worthwhile readings. We feel sure you'll find something on one of these lists that will spark your interest. (English, Member-written)
From the website: "Since 1985, the University has offered the UC Berkeley Summer Reading List for New Students as one of the welcomes to the incoming classes of freshmen and transfer students. Whether you’re a new student at Cal, an alum, a UC Berkeley employee, or an avid reader who’s found your way to our site (in which case, welcome!), we invite you to have a look at the current list of suggestions as well as an archive of past years’ reading lists." See http://reading.berkeley.edu/index.html. (English, Member-written)

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