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National Library Week Follow-Up: Favorite Books of Our Faculty, Staff, Students, and Supporters (Full List)

April 27th, 2021

Earlier this month, Libraries faculty, staff, students, and supporters shared their personal favorite books for National Library Week. If you would like to add some of our favorites to you own reading queue, we’ve compiled the whole list here, including whether or not each book is currently available in our catalog!

Author’s Name (Last, First) Title  Publisher Pub. Year   In Purdue Libraries Catalog?
Atwood, Margaret The Year of the Flood  Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2009 Yes
Bach, Richard The Bridge Across Forever W. Morrow 1984 Yes
Carbonell, David A. The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You Into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 2016 Yes
Cassidy, Kyle This is What a Librarian Looks Like Black Dog & Leventhal 2017 No
Chaplin, Charlie My Autobiography The Bodley Head 1964 Yes
Cline, Ernest Ready Player Two Century, 2020 2020 No
Crow, Michael M. and Dabars, William  B. The Fifth Wave: The Evolution of American Higher Education Johns Hopkins University Press 2020 Yes
Dalal, Tarla Mithai Sanjay & Co. 2002 No
Diaz, Monica From Intent to Impact Networlding Publishing 2020 No
Dunn, Katherine Geek Love Knopf : Distributed by Random House 1989 Yes
Edwards, Julie Mandy HarperTrophy 2006 No
Gaiman, Neil and Pratchett, Terry Good Omens BBC Audiobooks 2019 No
Hugo, Victor Les Miserables Heritage Press 1938 Yes
Issacson, Walter Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Simon & Schuster 2003 Yes
Jemisin, N.K. The Fifth Season Orbit 2015 Yes
Josey, E.J. The Black Librarian in America Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press 1970 Yes
Kainan, Noga and Reuter, Adam Israel: Island of Success CreateSpace Independent Publishing platform 2018 No
Kamphoff, Cindra Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High-Performance Edge Wise Ink 2018 No
Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be An Antiracist One World 2019 Yes
Kendi, Ibram X. and Blain, Keisha N. Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 One World 2021 Yes
Kotb, Hoda This Just Speaks to Me G. P. Putnam’s Sons 2020 No
Kuhn, Madisen Eighteen Years CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2015 No
Larson, Erik The Splendid and the Vile  Harper Collins UK 2021 No
Leloup, Roger Yoko Tsuno: le trio d l’etrange J’AI LU 2001 No
Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Macmillan 1950 Yes
Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia Macmillan 1951 Yes
Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Macmillan 1952 Yes
Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia, The Silver Chair Macmillan 1953 Yes
Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia, the Horse and His Boy Macmillan 1954 Yes
Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia, The Magician’s Nephew Macmillan 1955 Yes
Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia, the Last Battle Macmillan 1956 Yes
Loftis, Larry The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones  Atria Books 2021 No
McKinley, Robin Sunshine Jove Books 2004 No
Morgenstern, Erin The Night Circus Doubleday 2011 Yes
Mosley, Walter The Long Fall Riverhead Books 2009 Yes
Mumford, Russell E. and Keller, Charles E.  The Birds of Indiana Indiana University Press 1984 Yes
Nelson, Thomas and Lee, Richard The American Patriot’s Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America Thomas Nelson 2012 No
Noble, Safiya Umoja Algorithms of Oppression New York University Press 2018 Yes
Pacifico, Michele F. and Wilsted, Thomas  P. Archival and Special Collections Facilities: Guidelines for Archivists, Librarians, Architects, and Engineers Society of American Archivists 2009 Yes
Palahniuk, Chuck Fight Club W.W. Norton & Co. 1996 Yes
Putnam, Cara Deadly Secrets on Mackinac Island Whisper Valley Press, LLC 2012 No
Rosling, Hans  

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Flatiron Books 2018 Yes
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Press 1999 Yes
Sanchez, Alex Rainbow Boys Simon Pulse, division of 

Simon & Schuster

2003 No
Schwab, V.E. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Titan Books 2020 No
Smith, Laurence C.  

Rivers of Power: how a natural force raised kingdoms, destroyed civilizations, and shapes our world.

Little Brown Spark 2021 No
St. John Mandel, Emily Station Eleven Alfred A. Knopf 2014 Yes
Stephenson, Neal Cryptonomicon New York : Harper Perennial 2000 Yes
Stevenson, Bryan Just Mercy Spiegel & Grau 2014 Yes
Stratton Porter, Gene  Her Father’s Daughter Project Gutenberg 1997 Yes
Sutherland, Jeff and Sutherland, J.J. SCRUM: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Random House 2019 No
Tatum, Beverly Daniel Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria  Basic Books 2003 Yes
Thomas, Rhys  The Ruby Slippers of Oz RCT Publications and 2018 No
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit Ballantine Books 1981 Yes
Vester, Katharina  A Taste of Power: Food and American Identities University of California Press 2015 Yes
Wilkerson, Isabel Caste: the Origins of Our Discontent Random House 2020 No
Wilkinson, Philip Lego Architecture: The Visual Guide Dorling Kindersley 2014 No
Worobiec, Tony The Complete Guide to Digital Night & Low-Light Photography David & Charles 2010 No
Zimmerman, Elizabeth Knitting Around Schoolhouse Press 2000 No