question markIn June’s edition of Hamilton Headlines, we asked readers to share some summer reading ideas. Here are the submissions:

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
— Jeffrey Bailey, nurse practitioner, student health services

2034: A Novel of the Next World War by Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James G. Stravidis
“The book illustrates how the United States could stumble  into a war against China with possible disastrous consequences.”
— Steve Baker ’71

The Go-Giver by Bob Berg & John David Mann
“It is a short story that tells an impactful message about what happens when we stop trying to get everything and start giving.  I have read it a number of times, a quick read, and get something new each time.  If you think you want to be a go-getter, always look for win-win situations, or have a hard time receiving from others, this is the book for you. Had a significant impact on me.”
— Tom Brush ’90

Unwavering: The Wives Who Fought to Ensure No Man is Left Behind by Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Judy Silverstein Gray K’78
“Recommending this because Judy Gray is a Kirkland alumna and this story speaks to love, perseverance, and community in ways I haven't read in a while.”
— Josie Collier ’97, P’14

Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett ’08
“Like her first novel Rabbit Cake, this delightfully quirky book blends humor and sorrow as it weaves a tale of family, love, loss, and hope mixing in voices of the living, the dead, and, of course, ‘unlikely animals.’”
— Stacey Himmelberger P’15,’22

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
“A very interesting perspective on life!”
— Laura Mark ’10

Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause by Ty Seidule, visiting professor of history
“To help counteract recent attempts to suppress uncomfortable history.”
— William A. Monaghan III ’70

Liberating the Heart: Spirituality and Jungian Psychology by Lawrence W. Jaffe
“A book to begin looking at ways to ‘know oneself’”
— Robert Rockwell ’60

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 
“I still think about it after reading it two days ago.”
— Kyle Wood ’25

The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson
— Jesse Yu ’19

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