Looking for a book to read for fun? Check out the library’s Recreation Collection in its NEW temporary location on the short bookshelves between the computer banks on the 1st floor. The collection will live here during the construction of the new library cafe this winter.
As always, you can browse the Recreation Collection online, too. And if you’re just not sure what you want to read next, let us help! Fill out this short form and your WOU librarians will get back to you with a book or two you might like.
Looking for a good book (or two) to read over the summer? We can help!
Fill out this short form and your WOU librarians will get back to you with some books from our Recreation Collection that you might like.
You can also browse the Recreation Collection online. It has something for everyone: from thrillers to fantasy to romance to biographies and everything in between.
We just got a fresh, new batch of books for the Recreation Collection on the first floor of Hamersly. We have something for everyone – from thrillers and mysteries to celebrity memoirs (we have A LOT of new celebrity memoirs) and everything in between!
Below is just a sampling of our new arrivals. Browse the collection online or in-person to see all of our recreational books!
Rainbow in the Cloud by Maya Angelou
Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou. Call Number: REC ANG
From Goodreads: a “collection of sage advice, humorous quips, and pointed observations culled from the author’s great works…Rainbow in the Cloud offers resonant and rewarding quotes on such topics as creativity and culture, family and community, equality and race, values and spirituality, parenting and relationships. Perhaps most special, Maya Angelou’s only son, Guy Johnson, has contributed some of his mother’s most powerful sayings, shared directly with him and the members of their family. A treasured keepsake as well as a beautiful tribute to a woman who touched so many…”
As You Wish by Cary Elwes As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes. Call Number: REC ELW
From Goodreads: “From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin…”
And if you like celebrity memoirs, you should also check out:
The Secret Place by Tana French The Secret Place by Tana French. Call Number: REC FRE
From Goodreads: “The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls’ boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption says, I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM…The Secret Place is a powerful, haunting exploration of friendship and loyalty…”
The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless The Wild Truth: The Untold Story of Sibling Survival by Carine McCandless. Call Number: REC MCC
From Goodreads: “In the more than twenty years since the body of Chris McCandless was discovered in the wilds of Alaska, his spellbinding story has captivated millions who have either read Jon Krakauer’s iconic Into the Wild or seen Sean Penn’s acclaimed film of the same name.
And yet, only one person has truly understood what motivated Chris’s unconventional decision to forsake his belongings, abandon his family, and embrace the harsh wilderness. In The Wild Truth, his beloved sister Carine McCandless finally provides a deeply personal account of the many misconceptions about Chris, revealing the truth behind his fateful journey while sharing the remarkable details of her own.”
The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books by Azar Nafisi. Call Number: REC NAF
From Goodreads: “A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to transform people’s lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran.”
reading Do your Spring Break plans include lying on a beach, couch, or [you fill in the blank] with a good book? Need some ideas for what to read? Fill out this short form and your WOU librarians will get back to you with a book or three you might like!
(Photo: “couple reading books” by Erin Kelly. Licensed under Creative Commons http://flic.kr/p/bHeP8R)
The long Thanksgiving weekend is plenty of time to breeze through one of the new fiction books we’ve added to the Recreation Collection on the first floor of Hamersly. We have something for everyone: fast-moving thrillers, hair-raising horror, poetry about pups, romantic historical fiction, funny detective stories, dystopia science fiction, you name it.
Below is just a sampling of our new arrivals. Browse the collection to see all our recreational books, and check one out before you leave campus!
The Circle by Dave Eggers. Call Number: REC EGG
Doctor Sleep (sequel to The Shining) by Stephen King. Call Number: REC KIN
Dog Songs by Mary Oliver. Call Number: REC OLI
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Call Number: REC ROW
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. Call Number: REC GIL
The Signature of All Things
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood. Call Number: REC ATW
The Sound and the Furry by Spencer Quinn. Call Number: REC QUI
The Sound and the Furry
The Program for Undergraduate Research (PURE) invites you to submit your work to WOU’s peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal: PURE Insights.
Students and recent graduates can submit original research and creative work including technical papers, research articles, expository articles, poems, short stories, photographs, videos, and other creative works from all academic disciplines. All submissions to the journal must have a faculty sponsor.
The submission deadline for the next issue is coming up quickly on December 31st!
The current issue of PURE Insights as well as complete guidelines and a link for submitting your work is available online at: http://digitalcommons.wou.edu/pure