Great Summer Reads 2014

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Don’t let the snow in Montana today fool you– it’s almost summer! And that means it’s almost time for summer reading. Again this year, law school faculty and staff share some of their suggestions.

Green GovernanceEduardo Capulong
Wave: A Memoir of Life after the Tsunami by Sonali Deraniyagala
Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by Anthony Lukas
Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins
Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights, and the Law of the Commons by Burns H. Weston & David Boiller
Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson

Younger Next YearGreg Munro
Younger Next Year  and Younger Next Year for Women by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge


GoldfinchCynthia Ford
The Goldfinch by Donna Tarrt
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Painter by Peter Heller


Banker to the PoorIrma Russell

Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle against World Poverty by Mohammad Yunus


ZenPatience Woodill
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
Written In My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon (due out in June)
The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Making a Living Doing What You Love by Mary Ellen Bates

UnsaidStacey Gordon

Unsaid by Neil Abramson
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Inferno by Dan Brown


Passion for NatureMichelle Bryan Mudd
A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir by Donald Worster


Calling Me HomePeggy Tonon
Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
Any novel by Camilla Lackberg
Any novel by Jo Nesbo



Wild OnesMartha Williams
Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story about Looking at People Looking at Animals in America by Jon Mooallem
Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee
Encounter with the Archdruid by John McPhee


Want a few more suggestions? Check out the 2012 and 2013 Great Summer Reads.

Add your own suggestions by commenting on this post.


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