‘books’ Category

Summer Reads: Young Adult

Looking for some Young Adult reading while you relax this summer? Loved Red, White, and Royal Blue, The Hate U Give, or The Grishaverse? Check out these highly anticipated YA releases, now at Gustavus Library! Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland Described as Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets […]

Together: A Global and Interconnected Effort (Feminism Series Guest Post!)

Today we welcome guest blogger Ashley Evans, the Library’s academic assistant, for the third and final post is a series on feminism resources. You can read her first post here and her second post here. (Please note that you will need your Gustavus user ID/password to access some of these materials.) Thus far in our […]

Guest Post! TRANSforming Book Study

Today we welcome guest blogger and Library Intern Amber Wolfinger (’21), who highlights a recent book study. This spring, the Chaplain’s office sponsored a book study of Austen Hartke’s Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians. The book study discussions were led by Maggie Falenschek (Chaplain’s Office) and Aaron Geringer (Counseling Center), who […]

A Starting Point that Never Ends: A Brief Look at Feminist History (Guest Post!)

Today we welcome guest blogger Ashley Evans, the Library’s academic assistant, for the second post is a series on feminism resources. You can read her first post here. Feminism has been around arguably as long as women have existed. As mentioned in the previous blog post feminism is a movement for equality, and people believe […]

Guest Post! What is Feminism?

Today we welcome guest blogger Ashley Evans, the Library’s academic assistant, for the first post is a series on feminism resources. (Please note that you will need your Gustavus user ID/password to access some of these materials.) As many of you know, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library holds thousands of books on all different subjects. […]

And the Winner Is…

Thanks to everyone who submitted a book recommendation and entered the #read book bag drawing. And the winner is…first-year student Dallas Carlson! Dallas recommends Stephen King’s The Shining: “Not only is it well known (and for good reason), but it is one of Stephen King’s finest works. If you were turned off by the movie, […]

New YA novel by Gustavus librarian!

Congratulations to our own Gustavus professor & librarian Julie Gilbert on the publication of Cemetery Songs, a young adult novel about adoption, identity and the ghosts of the past. For more details on Cemetery Songs, visit the book page on Goodreads. Looking for more leisure reading? Visit our “Read, Relax, Win a Prize” post.

March Madness Book Tournament!

Gustavus Library presents the inaugural March Madness Book Tournament! YOU get to decide which title is the BEST BOOK! The tournament is split into eight genres: classics, fantasy, young adult, biography/autobiography, graphic novels, children’s literature, horror, and fiction. Each genre has four books competing. Please vote for your favorite title within each category.  Each week, […]

Student Book Reviews

Thirteen students participated in the Library’s Spring Reading Workshop during the first half of the semester. We read and discussed a book together (Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere, a family drama, social critique, and mystery all in one) and students read and reviewed of a second book of their choice. Excerpts from some student book […]

Books Reviewed by Students

Eleven students participated in the Spring Reading Workshop (NDL-201), a .25 credit course that met during the first half of the semester. Students read and discussed a book together (this semester it was Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl, which turned out to be a great discussion book!), read and shared their own reviews of a second […]