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What is the Law School Reading?

A curated list of books read by faculty, staff and students, for fun and for professional reasons.

Spring 2023 Books for Fun and Relaxation

Ship Wrecked

By Olivia Dade    

ISBN: 9780063215870

SUBMITTED BY:  Regenia Dowling
Ship wrecked is a romance novel and I really enjoy the author. Checked out from the local library

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr



Very moving story during WW2, mostly following two separate protagonists. Gorgeous prose. A colleague in the Library recommended it to me.

The Verifiers

By Jane Pek

ISBN 9780593313794

SUBMITTED BY:  Bryant Walker Smith
It predicted 2023.

Oklahoma City

By Andrew Gumbel

ISBN 9780061986444

SUBMITTED BY: Regenia Dowling
It is about the terrorist bombing. Checked it out from the local library.

Servants of the Damned

By David Enrich

ISBN: 9780063142176

SUBMITTED BY:  Madalyn Wasilczuk
Borrowed from a local library; A fascinating look inside a large law firm and how lawyers' ethical positions and the legal industry have changed over the last century.

How Far the Light Reaches

By Sabrina Imbler

ISBN 9780316540537

SUBMITTED BY: Madalyn Wasilczzuk
Checked it out from a library.

Age of Vice

By Deepti Kapoor

ISBN 9780593328798

SUBMITTED BY: Elizabeth Crane.
Book of the Month Club. Lots of twists and turns!

The Ritual

By Adam Nevill

ISBN 9780230754928

SUBMITTED BY: Katherine Magner
It is my horror-themed book club's current pick! Very creepy so far. Bought it new.

What My Bones Know

By Stephanie Foo

ISBN 9780593238103

SUBMITTED BY: Stephanie Nye
A compelling memoir that beautifully documents the challenges associated with both the diagnosis and the treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder while maintaining hope. Notably, the author demonstrates how untreated mental health issues can manifest into physical ailments or even chronic disease. This book has been crucial to my healing and is not one I will soon forget.

The Ghost at the Feast

By Robert Kagan

ISBN 9780307262943

SUBMITTED BY: Robert Bockman
Highly readable, well-researched companion to the author’s previous volumes dealing with US foreign policy from 1789 to 2000.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

By Malcolm Gladwell

ISBN 9780316204361

Entertaining, and thought-provoking. It challenges you to look at different perspectives, whether you agree with the author's point or not.I borrowed from a friend.

People Who Eat Darkness

By Richard Lloyd Parry

ISBN 9780374230593

Non-fiction, covers the investigation and trial of a serial rapist and murderer. Great insight into the Japanese legal system.

The Mayor of Casterbridge

By Thomas Hardy

ISBN 9780141439785

SUBMITTED BY: Michael Virzi
You can't beat Hardy for illustrating the persistence of character flaws despite self-awareness and even self-destruction.

The Home Place

By J. Drew Lanham

ISBN 9781571313157

SUBMITTED BY: Lisa Eichhorn
Lanham's book is wise and deeply felt; his prose style is gorgeous.

The Committed

By Viet Thanh Nguyen

SUBMITTED BY: Lisa Eichhorn
Just started this sequel to The Sympathizer, which was brilliant but harrowing. Hope this new novel will be equally compelling.

Angela Carter's Book of Fairytales

By Angela Carter

SUBMITTED BY: Elizabeth Cook
Love the vignettes, the different cultures represented, and that many are familiar stories told through a distinctly feminist lens.

The Immortal Doc Holiday

By M. M. Crumley

SUBMITTED BY: Rebekah Maxwell
This is a paranormal fantasy series. I love it.

Episode Thirteen

By Craig DiLouie

SUBMITTED BY: Amanda Bullington.
A delightfully creepy "found footage" horror novel following a team of reality show ghost hunters as they film in a haunted house!