Hi, all! Welcome to summer, at last!
Now that your assignments are done for the summer, we want to suggest lighter reading. It’s true that the FIT library doesn’t have a lot of fiction, but we have lots of other things that might interest you.
We’ve got the great classics of literature, like Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Marcel Proust, Mary Shelley, J. D. Salinger and Toni Morrison. Now could be the time you work your way through the authors you missed in high school.
Others have created guides to classic works. The writing style in older titles can be awkward, so these guides can help you get more out of the books.
Some guides on Charles Dickens:
Here’s one for Catcher in the Rye:
I used the words “reading guide” to do a Google search for those, and I’m sure there are tons more of them on the web.
Other organizations enjoy the discussion it takes to put together a “Best Books” list, so here are some to look through:
Here is Goodread’s list of the 100 best of the 20th century.
Here is Goodread’s list of the 100 best of the 19th century, since so much of these have become part of our popular culture.
Here is Time Magazine’s list of the 100 best books ever.
A simple Google search will give you many more, but you get the idea. But that’s all the highbrow stuff.
Our stacks are a goldmine of fluffy light reading as well. The fashion world is synonymous with glamorous shows and parties, and many of those people have written books about that life. Others have written memoirs of their working life and apprenticeship in the industry. Here are just a few of those books.
We wish you a safe and restful holiday weekend. And we hope you still come to the library for the many fun things we have here. Have fun out there!