Friday Reads August 19th, 2016

August 24, 2016

One week left! Cram in all your pleasure reading while you still can, because it’s gonna be Judith Butler from September to May. (We love Judy, but she’s not exactly a beach read.) Find out what books we’re devouring this week:


Performing arts librarian Charlotte Price is reading Spill by Alexis Pauline Gumbs BC ‘04, a poetic work about black women and gendered violence and racism. Available for purchase from Amazon.

Digital archivist Martha Tenney is reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, a novel about two sisters and the legacy of slavery. Available from Barnard PS3607.Y37 H66 2016.


IMATS department assistant Abby Lee is reading The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir, a historical account of the 15th century battle for the English throne. Available as an ebook from the NYPL.


Art and architecture librarian Meredith Wisner is reading Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr, a crime thriller that takes place in the 19th century. Available from Butler PS3553.A76277 A85 1997b.


Acquisitions librarian Nick Wolven is reading Jill Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman, which connects the fictional superhero with the very real fight for women’s rights. Available from Butler PN6728.W6 L48 2014.