Summer Reading Recommendations

This summer, take full advantage of your time off by reading a book (or a few)! Not sure what to read? Look over this list to find some of the books that Manor’s faculty and staff recommend. (Just think how easy it will be to strike up a conversation with Prez Peri if you’ve read one of his favorite books!) Regardless of whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge, find inspiration, or relax with an easy read, this list has what you’re looking for!

The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

Recommended by: Emily Carroll, Digital Marketing Manager

Born a Crime

By Trevor Noah

Recommended by: Mary Sims J.D., Director of Legal Studies Program

Born to Run

By Bruce Springsteen

Recommended by: Mary Sims J.D., Director of Legal Studies Program

Demographics and Demand for Higher Education

By Nathan D. Grawe

Recommended by: Kim Hamm, Director of Institutional Advancement

The Glass Castle: A Memoir

By Jeannette Walls

Recommended by: President Peri

The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance

By Gerald J. Langley, et. Al.

Recommended by: Kim Hamm, Director of Institutional Advancement

Just Mercy

By Bryan Stevenson

Recommended by: Mary Sims J.D., Director of Legal Studies Program

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

By Ransom Riggs

Recommended by: President Peri

Psalms

Recommended by: Sister Cecilia, Director of Ukrainian Heritage Studies Center

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

By Lee Bolman & Terrence Deal

Recommended by: President Peri

Tuesdays with Morrie

By Mitch Albom

Recommended by: Sarah Clymer, Marketing Communications Assistant

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

By Lauren Hillenbrand

Recommended by: Cherie Crosby Ph.D, Program Director of the Early Childhood Education Program

Wide Sargasso Sea

By Jean Ryes

Recommended by Donna Guerin MLIS, Library Director

We hope you check out some of these books this summer for self improvement, inspiration, and relaxation. Have a wonderful and enjoyable summer, and feel free to start a conversation with someone about their recommendation when you’re back on campus in the fall!

Have a favorite read? Add a comment below!

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