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June 17, 2009

Summer Reading List

Filed under: Student advice — LBA @ 3:16 pm
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While Rowan doesn’t currently have a university read text, many schools do have a program where one book is suggested for students and faculty to read over the summer and that text is then incorporated into classes in the following academic year.  As our college is home to the writing arts program, and we are all great believers in the power of a good book, I would like to make some suggestions for “unofficial” summer reading for members of the College of Communication community.  This list reflects many suggested text for universities across the U.S.

The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch

The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship and the Redemptive Power of Music – Steve Lopez

The Speed of Dark – Elizabeth Moon

Three Cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson

The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century – Thomas L. Friedman

The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South – Osha Gray Davidson

The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream –  Sam Quinones

Maus : A Survivor’s Tale Volume 1: My Father Bleeds History – Art Spiegelman

Whether you read these books or others of your own selection, take the time to read (something besides blogs and tweets) in Summer 2009, and bring the new understandings you achieve through reading with you for the upcoming academic year.



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