Summer Reading Program Highlights Must-Read Books on Medicine and Science

This summer and through September, the library has transformed its display cases into a Summer Reading Program for popular reading in Medicine and Science. We present books at the intersection of literature, humanities, medicine and science. This display, Medicine, Science and Literature: Reading for the Summer Months, examines a special book collection that strays away from the clinical. These literary works – fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, poetry, essays –  can inspire and encourage health care professionals, and the greater public, to take a deeper look into life and to explore topics that are both age old and cutting edge.

Read a book and write a review about it, or tell us your thoughts in a quick survey about the summer reading exhibit. Participants are entered into a drawing for popular reading books! Here is how it works:

  • Peruse the current fiction and non-fiction that are on the table in Dana’s Main Hall and check out a book.
  • Write a short review or fill out a survey to be entered in the drawing.
  • Slip your review or survey into the box in Dana’s Main Hall the next time you are in the library. You will automatically be entered into a drawing for: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, Into the Magic Shop by James Doty, or Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.

Don’t Worry! There is still plenty of time to read one of these best-selling books. The Program will be up until the end of September. The drawing will occur on October 3rd.

Here are the most popular titles: Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes; Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren; The Gene: An Intimate History, by Siddhartha Mukherjee; Into the Magic Shop, by James Doty; and The Gilded Razor, by Sam Lansky

Take a little break from your work and pick up a book today! Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.

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