Published: Dec. 22, 2017


Finals are over and winter break has arrived. Suddenly, you find yourself with free time, something that seems a foreign concept, given your past sixteen weeks. What to do, what to do? Well, you’re in luck! The University Libraries are here to provide reading material meant to be leisurely enjoyed, from your plane ride home to your bed at two in the afternoon, because, why not? It’s your break!

Our browsing section, full of popular fiction and non-fiction choices, is located to the right of Norlin’s Circulation Desk, and below is a small sample of the current options for your perusing pleasure.

Celebrity Biographies: If you’re looking to dive into some light reading, a fun place to start is with books written by or about celebrities! Here are some of amusing selections:

Unqualified by Anna Faris: Sharing the same title as her podcast, this comic memoir is perfect for those interested in reading about dating and marriage in Hollywood, advice on love, and a uniquely humorous perspective on relationships.

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer: Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, and writer, Amy Schumer’s humorous collection of personal essays.

 A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston: An entertaining memoir from the critically acclaimed star of Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle.

Want to explore the complexities of family dynamics, outside of your own? Check out our selection of fiction and non-fiction books with a family focus! To name a few:

All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg: A story told in vignettes, this novel examines what it means to grow up through the personal trials of one woman’s life.  

Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush: The former first daughters recount their lives in the public eye, as part of a political family dynasty.

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware: A mystery novel involving four childhood best friends and the sinister Lying Game they created. 

The Child by Fiona Barton: Three people’s lives intertwine after reading one paragraph in an evening newspaper about a decades-old tragedy, in this mystery thriller.

These are just two themed examples of the offerings that the Norlin browsing section has, along with around 300 additional titles, with subjects ranging from graphic novels to politics. So, whether you’re staying in town or heading home for the break, be sure to stop by Norlin to explore our appealing selection of popular reading!

Next week, while branch locations are closed (or by appointment only) until January 2, Norlin will be open December 28-30, 8 am- 5 pm. Check out our website for more information on library hours!