Summer Reading Series: UC Berkeley Reading List

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by Taylor Follett

Each year, UC Berkeley releases a reading list for summer with selections curated from the campus community. This year’s theme, “Between The Worlds,” includes books which consider what it means to be “between,” whether that is between identities, between cultures, between life and death, or even between humanity and nature.

Part of the summer reading list includes the On The Same Page book, a book selected for all incoming students and faculty members to read, to facilitate a discussion as students join the campus community for the first time. Whether Fall 2019 is your first, last, or one of many semesters at Berkeley, join this massive reading group with There There by Oakland writer, Tommy Orange. Orange will also be giving a keynote talk on August 26 as part of the On The Same Page program.

The rest of the books on the Summer Reading List take up the theme of Between Worlds in every imaginable way. Explore the summer reading list here, complete with descriptions by the people who chose them. This list includes Pulitzer Prize winners, You can find all the books on the Summer Reading List in the library:

Check out the Summer Reading and On The Same Page websites for more information, including related events. Happy reading!