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Recommendations from UW Students
Ninth House by
Call Number: PS3602.A775325 N56 2019
Publication Date: 2021-06-29
Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she's thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world's most prestigious universities on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her?
Firekeeper's Daughter by
Call Number: PZ7.1.B6784 Fir 2021
Publication Date: 2021-03-16
“Awesome, clever, and empowered lead with a deep connection to her culture and community. Crime thriller that questions what policing and justice mean for marginalized communities.”
The Anthropocene Reviewed by
Call Number: HM621.G735 2021
Publication Date: 2021-05-18
“Both whimsical and emotional. A thought-provoking look at how small things reflect the larger world. And it's nice to have essays that can be digested in smaller chunks.”
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More books we love to love!
The Chosen and the Beautiful by
Call Number: PS3622.O23 C48 2021
Publication Date: 2021-06-01
“An imaginative re-telling of The Great Gatsby that opens new doors in the original tale, exploring a familiar world through Jordan Baker’s eyes. Vo captures the dreamlike strangeness of the Jazz Age and injects it with a magic all her own.”
Confessions of the Fox by
Call Number: PS3618.O8323 C66 2018
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
“A transgender crime novel within an academic thriller! The secret history of folk hero Jack Sheppard and his lover Bess is discovered by an outsider academic, who must work to keep the story from being stolen by evil corporate interests.”
Crying in H Mart by
Call Number: ML420.Z3913 A3 2021
Publication Date: 2021-04-20
“A lyrical and emotionally raw food memoir about loss and the relationship between a Korean immigrant mother and daughter.”
Arsenic and Adobo by
Call Number: PS3613.A5268 A88 2021
Publication Date: 2021-05-04
“Cozy mystery that will leave you craving Filipino food. There's a strong sense of place and community in this story, and readers will fall in love with the diverse cast of characters, especially Lila and her best friend Adeena Awan.”
Odegaard Online Reading Recommendations
Our team at OUGL has put together a thorough selection of our e-books and other online materials that you can find here.
Every month, our staff puts up a guide of curated recommendations that varies by theme. Check out our previous guides and stay tuned for the next one!
Nancy Pearl's recommendations
An incredible librarian from Seattle Public Library and a local celebrity in reader’s advisory, Nancy Pearl’s guides are always top-notch!
- Book Lust: recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason. Nancy Pearl.
- More Book Lust: recommended reading for every mood, moment, and reason. Nancy Pearl.
- Now Read This: a guide to mainstream fiction, 1978-1998. Nancy Pearl.
- Now Read This II: a guide to mainstream fiction, 1990-2001. Nancy Pearl.