Are you reading what they’re reading?

Taken from The Chronicle’s What They’re Reading on College Campuses list (Compiled by Don Troop).

See a title below that you would like to read? Just click on the blue hyperlink to check the status of the title (if it is checked in or out) and visit the call number and floor location to pick up your after finals read!

1. Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

PS3603 .O4558 H86 2008, 2nd Floor of Library

The acclaimed author of the “New York Times”-bestselling Underland Chronicles series delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in a stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to the present.

2. The Imperfectionists
by Tom Rachman

PR9199.4 .R323 I57 2010, 2nd floor of Library

Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Rome, Tom Rachman’s wry, vibrant debut follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters, editors, and executives of an international English language newspaper as they struggle to keep it – and themselves – afloat.


3. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

HB74 .P8 L479 2006,   2nd floor of the Library

In this paperback edition of the 2005 bestseller, Levitt (economics, U. of Chicago) and Dubner (former New York Times Magazine writer/editor) present unconventional ideas about how economic, social, and moral incentives affect real situations.

4. The Girl Who Played With Fire
by Stieg Larsson

PT9876.22 .A6933 F5713 2009, 2nd Floor of Library

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine “Millennium, ” has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.

5. Heaven is for Real
by Todd Burpo

OCCC Library does not own this title but Metropolitan Public Library does!

Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.


6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson

PT9876.22 .A6933 G57313 2008C, 2nd Floor of the Library

An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson’sThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoocombines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel. Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago.

7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

RC265.6 .L24 S55 2010B, 2nd Floor of the Library

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells-taken without her knowledge-became one of the most important tools in medicine.


8. I Am America (And So Can You!)
by Stephen Colbert

PN1992.77 .C58 I26 2007, 2nd Floor of the Library

Congratulations–just by looking at this webpage, you became 25% more patriotic.From Stephen Colbert, the host of television’s highest-rated punditry show The Colbert Report, comes the book to fill the other 23-+ hours of your day.


9. Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen

PS3607 .R696 W38 2007, 2nd Floor of the Library

As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell.

10. The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2)
by Patrick Rothfuss

OCCC Library does not own this title but Metropolitan Public Library does!

As seamless and lyrical as a song from the lute-playing adventurer and arcanist Kvothe, this mesmerizing sequel to Rothfuss’s 2007’s debut, The Name of the Wind, is a towering work of fantasy. As Kvothe, now the unassuming keeper of the Waystone Inn, continues to share his astounding life story—a history that includes saving an influential lord from treachery, defeating a band of dangerous bandits, and surviving an encounter with a legendary Fae seductress.


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