This guide is presented as a source of information about books and reading. It's intended for those who use longer hours of daylight as an excuse to read more. This guide is dedicated to all those who find reading one of the great joys of life, a powerful experience that can change our minds and our lives.
This guide is a work in progress and will change over the summer as we become aware of more good reads. Please contribute to the list of resources by sending us your favorite titles and let us know of the sites that you use to feed your reading habit.
Top Circulating Books at UW-Manitowoc, 2011-12
These books had the highest checkout rates for the 2011-12 academic year. It's a top eight list rather than a top ten. Eighteen books were tied for ninth place. Kudos to Mel Johnson, whose geography students put Physical Geography of Wisconsin at the top of the list!
|GB126.W6 M3 1965||Physical geography of Wisconsin.|
|PZ7.C6837 Hun 2008||Hunger games /|
|PZ7.C6837 Cat 2009||Catching fire /|
|PZ7.C6837 Moc 2010||Mockingjay /|
|PS3515.A42515 D4||Death of a citizen /|
|PS3615.T88 B83 2011||Buddha in the attic /|
|PS3602.A64 A97 2003||Awakening : a vampire huntress legend /|
|PN6727.R624 A6 2008||Discworld graphic novels /|
Great Web Sites for Readers
Devoted to mysteries, this site has a number of indexes. Identify mysteries set in certain locations (fictional and real), by profession (athlete, librarian, artist), the names of characters, historical period, sub-genre, and more. It also identifies winners of all awards given for mystery literature, and there are more of those than I realized—way beyond the Edgar. Recommended by Karl Schindl.
What's Your Favorite Summer Read?
Let us know what titles to add to our list by filling out the form below. Contribute as much--or as little--as you wish.