What better way to take a breather this summer than to crack open a book? Finding a new book to read can be overwhelming, so we’re here to help you out with a few suggestions. We asked you, Broncos, on our Instagram page what you’re currently reading. Here are your recommendations.
1) The Firekeeper’s Daughter
A story of community, heritage, tragedy, ambition, and love, The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Buolley will keep you on the edge of your seat. Daunis, the main character, is a young Objiwee woman who wants to go to college, but gets swept into a murder investigation that derails her plans. All she has is her native community and a new love interest. Give this recommended tale a read or listen on Audiobok.
2) The Bible
Filled with action and encouragement, the Holy Bible is also called “the living word” because it’s always applicable to everybody’s lives. This historical text consists of 66 books written by 40 authors that all connect to tell the story of God, his son Jesus, and what he wants people to know. You can even download the YouVersion Bible app that allows you to read the Bible from your phone in any translation or language.
3) The Three-Body Problem
This science fiction novel is the first in the trilogy “Remembrance of Earth’s Past” by Cixin Liu. The series, often referred to as “Three-Body”, takes place in a fictional past, present, and future where Earth is overtaken by an alien civilization. This book takes place during China’s Cultural Revolution when a military project attempts to contact aliens. You’ll have to read The Three-Body Problem to find out how the characters handle out of this world problems.
4) The Myth of Normal
Looking for a book about health and the mind? Physician Gabor Maté writes a compelling investigation on the weak spots of Western medicine and highlights the effects trauma and stress from modern day life have on the body. His book acts as a guide for healing the whole individual, rather than a single aspect of health. Find out what insight and tools the The Myth of Normal can offer you.
5) Game of Thrones
If you’re a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones, you could read the book by George R. R. Martin that’s part of the series, A Song of Fire and Ice. On a fictional continent called Westeros, the fight between good and evil is seen in the grave situations the royal characters face. Full of family tension, power struggle, death, and magic, this intense tale isn’t for the faint of heart.
5 ½) Need more recommendations?
Head to Albertsons Library to see staff picks and a monthly book display selected by students (find it on their Instagram page too) and search the catalog of books to find a new read. If you prefer listening over reading, check out what 5 ½ Podcasts Broncos are Listening to.
Maybe even get a head start on purchasing your textbooks for the fall semester from the Bronco Shop.