Is ‘reading more’ one of your New Year resolutions? If so, Paradise Valley Community College’s Librarian, Paula Crossman, has put together a list of her top picks for Spring 2021. And if you need a little nudging or encouragement, how about checking out PVCC’s virtual book club PV Reads. For the spring semester, PVReads has picked The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky. The group meets virtually every other Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join. Please email Reading Faculty Michelle Bielick, email@example.com to join, or for more information. The first meeting this semester is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd.
Additionally, here are some selections chosen by PVCC’s Librarian, Paula Crossman.
- Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America By Sarah Kendzior
- The Prophets By Robert Jones Jr.
- A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life By George Saunders
- Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 By Ibram X. Kendi
- Klara and the Sun By Kazuo Ishiguro
- How Beautiful We Were By Imbolo Mbue
- First Person Singular: Stories By Haruki Murakami
- Whereabouts By Jhumpa Lahiri
- The Other Black Girl By Zakiya Dalila Harris
- How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America By Clint Smith
- The Nature of Middle-Earth By J.R.R. Tolkien
- Harlem Shuffle By Colson Whitehead (we read his Nickel Boys previously in the PVReads Book club)
- My Year Abroad By Chang-Rae Lee
- The Removed By Brandon Hobson
- Dear Miss Metropolitan By Carolyn Ferrell
Many of these books can be found in PVCC’s Buxton Library, which has the latest bestsellers and movies, as well as a multitude of other resources for students. Run out of things to watch on Netflix? Look for critically acclaimed movies and documentaries on the following streaming services offered through the library: Kanopy, Swank, and Docuseek.