Summer Reading List 2012 | Week 13

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.

Eric Buetikofer
Academic Advisor
Nontraditional & Transfer Student Services

One of my favorite styles of books to read is serialized thriller/adventure fiction. I am a big fan of novels that include a mysterious historical event that is connected to the present with fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants heroes and sinister villains. These types of books are generally fast paced and leave the reader hooked at the end of each chapter so that you keep coming back for more. My particular favorites are those that are part of a series. This allows the author to really flesh out the main characters and with each new book you read you learn more about them and the not-too-distant world they live in.

Some if my favorite series include:

  • The Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry: Check out The Templar Legacy
    This seven-book series and counting follows the exploits of former Magellan Billet prosecutor Cotton Malone. Much of the series involves the discovery of long lost secrets and those who want to use them for their own gains.
  • The Sigma Force series By James Rollins: Check out Map of Bones
    This eight-book series and counting follows the Sigma force, a division of DARPA, and their exploits against the sinister Guild. Commander Gray Pierce, the leader of a covert, well-equipped group of United States "black ops" scientist/soldiers, leads his team in fast-paced counter espionage.
  • The Matthew Corbett series by Robert McCammon: Check out Mister Slaughter
    This four-book series and counting follows proclaimed Problem Solver Matthew Corbett and his adventures in turn of the century 1700’s New York City. This series is mostly mystery with a little gruesome horror thrown in for fun.
  • The NUMA Files series by Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos: Check out Serpent
    This 10-book NUMA, National Underwater and Marine Agency, series and counting is classic high seas adventure. The series follows team leader Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala as members of NUMA's Special Assignments division. This is just one of three series set in the world of NUMA.


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