The WCC's 2017 Summer Reading Campaign

Thursday, August 17, 2017
by Abigail Tait

This summer, the Writing and Communication Centre embarked on a campaign to promote reading for enjoyment. Often our lives get too busy to do things just for fun. It’s understandable. Life gets hectic and tasks pile up; however, it’s extremely important to take time for yourself just because you can. We need to make more time for enjoyment, and what’s a better time than summer? 

Throughout this term, our co-op student has gathered up book suggestions from all of our Writing Centre Staff members. Every staff member has contributed their favourite book and a small note on why it’s their favourite. The suggestions have all been compiled together so you have a list of books to choose from or look into. You can find the related social media posts on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Take this blog post as your reminder to read for enjoyment when you can. There are so many benefits to reading, you might as well be interested what you are reading. Reading doesn’t always have to come with taking notes, studying or memorizing – sometimes we should just ENJOY! 

The WCC’s 2017 Summer Suggestions:

Nicole: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Jacqui: The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

Jirina: Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley

Nadine: Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro

John: The Fight For English: How English Pundits Ate, Shot and Left by David Crystal

Chao: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Mandy: The Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote

Abby: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Amy: A Primate’s Memoir by Robert Sapolsky

Mary: The Black Death by Phillip Zeigler

Clare: Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

Sarah: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Be sure to keep an eye out for future reading campaigns and book clubs in the upcoming term! 

Some features from our Instagram page: 

abby and the book thief

clare and zami: a new spelling of my name