Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Reading

I hope that you are enjoying this hot and humid summer. Whether you are spending the summer working, in school, or vacationing with your family, take the opportunity to enjoy a good book. Reading is a lifelong hobby for me and an important part of my professional and personal growth.

I recently returned from vacation with my family and would like to share with you my summer reading list. My list includes non-fiction references to expand my knowledge as well as narrative works to develop my imagination.

 By Walter Isaacson

El Cantaba Boleros (in Spanish)
By Guillermo Cabrera Infante

 By Diana G Oblinger

I have also asked our distinguished faculty to share their summer reading lists. Below are a few of their suggestions.

By Dashiell Hammett

By Michael Chabon

By Jane Austen

Ready, Set, Green: Eight Weeks to Modern Eco-Living
 by Graham Hill, Meaghan O'Neill

I invite you to share your summer reading favorites by clicking on the comments section


Dario A. Cortes, PhD


  1. The Rules of Civility - By Amor Towles is one of the best books I have read in years...written by an investment takes place in Manhattan in the 1930's and is wonderful. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath never gets old.
    Amy Soricelli

  2. I have had the pleasure of reading some amazing books this summer. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz; Gone Girl, Dark Places, and Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. I would recommend any of these. Fantastic reads.

  3. I just finished Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Truthfully, I was disappointed in it and found her narrative style very annoying. Did anyone else read it? It's one of those books that even if you didn't like it, there is a lot to discuss. Now I am reading In the Garden of Beasts and enjoying it very much.
    Denise Feldman

  4. I read Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly. It was an informative read into the mindset of our country during the Civil War, let alone the mindset of a killer. Given the situation in Colorado, it makes you think about passion versus obsession versus "mental illness." Dr. Melissa DuBrowa