Summer Reading List 2012 | Week 12

What would summer be without a good reading list? Throughout the summer BGSU faculty, staff and students will share their picks for best summer reading. We hope you find time to read some of the selections and share your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of the page!


Also consider the 2012 BGSU Common Read, A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean by Tori Murden McClure.

Vicky Kulicke
Equity and Diversity Officer 
Title IX Deputy Coordinator 

Reading has provided me many different gifts throughout my life. It has provided me with education, adventure, excitement and the freedom to dream. I have been moved and inspired by many stories and characters. I love a book that takes me in and expands my knowledge on any given subject. I crave the enrichment that different authors bring to life in their books and love to read multiple perspectives on any given subject. I usually am reading at least three different books at any given moment all with different subjects. Below is just a sampling, enjoy!

  • The Good Son by Michael Gruber is a political thriller that I could not put down. It is full of foreign intrigue with twists and turns.
  • Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer was very insightful and made me look at my own path in life and evaluate my next steps. He speaks to the life that you want to be living and listening to your inner thoughts and fears. 
  • African Nights by Kuki Gallmann is absolutely captivating and descriptive in the story telling. The author tells of her love for Africa along with tragedy and healing.  She is amazing at writing about her memories and it keeps you wanting to know more about life and experiences in Kenya, Africa.
  • Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner is hilarious and insightful all in one! I would literally belly laugh while reading it, many times while on a plane! This is a read that will entertain almost anyone. The author has many fascinating and humorous insights on positive psychology as it relates to different cultures throughout the world.


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