Summer Reading List

If you're looking for something to read this summer, check out the following recommendations from the law library staff. Some titles have a legal bent, but many do not. The main criteria for inclusion of books in this list is that members of our staff found them to be enjoyable reads!

Each entry includes an Amazon.com link, and unless otherwise indicated, a UW Madison Library Catalog link.  Happy reading!

Fiction

The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon (2000)
Amazon
Library Catalog

Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys (2011)
Amazon
Library Catalog

A Blessing on the Moon
, by Joseph Skibell (1997)
Amazon
Library Catalog

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007)
Amazon
Library Catalog

Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent (2013)
Amazon
Library Catalog


The Colour, by Rose Tremain (2003)
Amazon
Library Catalog

A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole (1980)
Amazon
Library Catalog

The Death of Ivan Ilych, by Leo Tolstoy (1886)
Amazon
Library Catalog

The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Murial Barbery (2008)
Amazon
Library Catalog

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (2012)
Amazon
Library Catalog

The Ha-Ha, by Dave King (2006)
Amazon
Library Catalog

High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby (1995)
Amazon
Library Catalog

Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson (2013)
Amazon
Library Catalog

The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton (2013)
Amazon
Library Catalog

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson (2010)
Amazon
Library Catalog

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (1999)
Amazon
Library Catalog

The Revisionists, by Thomas Mullen (2011)
Amazon
Library Catalog*
*Copies available in UW system libraries for upon request (no copies at UW Madison)

Rivers, by Michal Farris Smith (2013)
Amazon
Library Catalog

A Room with a View, by E.M. Forster (1908)
Amazon
Library Catalog

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe, by George Eliot (1861)
Amazon
Library Catalog

Still Alice
, by Lisa Genova (2007)
Amazon
Library Catalog

A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki (2013)
Amazon
Library Catalog

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce (2013)
Amazon
Library Catalog

The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael Chabon (2007)
Amazon
Library Catalog

Non Fiction

The Artists Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron (1992)
Amazon
Library Catalog*
*
Copies available in UW system libraries upon request (no copies available at UW Madison)

The Journey Home, by Radhanath Swami (2010)
Amazon
Note: no copies in UW Libraries system.

Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment, by Anthony Lewis (1991)
Amazon
Library Catalog

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks, by Ken Jennings (2011)
Amazon
Library Catalog

The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan's Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan, by Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel (2014)
Amazon
Library Catalog

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, by Drew Faust (2008)
Amazon
Library Catalog


Submitted by Sunil Rao, on May 6, 2014

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