Need a book to read over Spring Break?



Need a Book to Read over Spring Break?

For many, Spring Break provides a long-awaited opportunity to curl up with a good non-academic book—after all, there is no greater joy than reading an amazing book mid-semester simply for pleasure; no highlighting, writing or citing required! For those who don’t already have a book burning a hole through your shelf, HPU Librarians are full of suggestions for titles you can read now and continue to enjoy throughout the semester. Here are some options to consider:



1. Read our Book Club selection for March…

Book Club Concierge March 2015

This month is a special one for HPU Libraries’ Book Club, as our selection is a novel written by an author visiting the triad on March 16th. You can read it over Spring Break, then visit the Bookmarks event at Salem College on the following Monday to get your copy signed and ask the author your burning questions. Later in the month, the club will meet to discuss the book—and watch the movie! If you fall in love and still can’t get enough, there are many more books to devour from this series.


2.  Read a book from our Books to Movies series…

 Books to Movies Series March

The library has partnered with Extraordinaire Cinema this semester to provide a scheduled “read and watch” experience for students. You can check out the books at the Wanek Center Learning Commons, read them at your convenience, and watch the movie on the big screen on the scheduled day at HPU’s cinema!


3. Read a book reviewed and recommended by an HPU Librarian…

Need a book recommendation? Try one of these, hand selected for you by HPU Reference Librarians:

the_goldfinch_by_donna_tart Click here to read the review.

dr. bird Click here to read the review.


4. Read a book to celebrate Women’s History Month…


On display at Smith Library this month is a selection of books celebrating women’s history. Books were selected around the theme “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” which, according to the National Women’s History Project, “presents the opportunity to weave women’s stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric of our nation’s history.” The display includes collective biographies of notable, yet lesser-known, women from around the world, as well as non-fiction works chronicling specific aspects of women’s history.


5. Read a newly-minted book fresh off the press…

You may be behind on your leisure reading overall, but you can be the first of your friends to read one of these new titles at Smith Library.

If you love YA fiction, try browsing our new books at the Wanek Center Learning Commons.


We hope this gives you some ideas to get your reading over break. As always, contact a librarian if you need more suggestions!