Friday Reads August 12th, 2016

August 17, 2016

Watched everything in your Netflix queue? Bored of the beach? Try a book! They're vegan and gluten-free. Here's what we were reading last week:


Student worker Kiani Ned is reading Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler, a coming of age novel that takes place in an elite Manhattan restaurant. Available from Butler PS3604.A5376 S94 2016


Archivist Shannon O’Neill is reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanigahara, which follows four college friends negotiating queerness, disability, and love in New York City. Available from Butler PS3625.A674 L58 2015.


Associate director of IMATS Melanie Hibbert is reading the Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante, a series of bildungsromans about two women growing up outside of Naples, Italy. Book one and book two available from Butler PQ4866.E6345 M93 2012, PQ4866.E6345 S7713 2013.


Performing arts librarian Charlotte Price is reading Problems by Jade Sharma, the July pick from indie booksellers Emily Books. Available from Butler PS3619.H356416 P76 2016 or for purchase as an e-book from Emily Books.


Humanities librarian Vani Natarajan is double fisting her books this week and reading Alice Walker’s Meridian, a novel about the civil rights movement, and Solmaz Sharif’s Look, a book of poems about the U.S.-led wars in the Middle East. Meridian is available from Butler PS3573.A425 M47, as is Look PS3619.H356415 A6 2016.