Summer Reading 2014

June 9, 2014

Readers’ Choice: Below is a list of books recommended for your summer enjoyment by members of the Stonehill community. 


  • Horror: In Snowblind by Christopher Golden, a monster storm with a supernatural presence terrifies the residents of a small New England town. -Mary Hart ’94


  • Corruption: In A Simple Plan by Steven Smith, three men discover a crashed airplane with $4 million on board. Of course, they keep it, which leads to a page-turning tale of murder and morality.  Ursula Gorman, Facilities Management

A Simple Plan

  • Hysteria: In Dreaming for Freud, Sheila Kohler reimagines the case of Freud’s famous patient, Dora, a teen he treated for hysteria. -Shelley Sandler Leahy, Academic Services & Advising

Dreaming of Freud

  • Cancer: Teens with cancer fall in love in John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, a teen favorite and now a blockbuster movie releases this past Friday. With wit, charm and depth, it explores life and how we wish to be remembered when we die. -Erin Casey ’10      

Stars book   

  • Survival: In Nancy Krikorian’s All The Light There Was an Armenian family struggles to survive the Nazi occupation of Paris—a tale of loyalty, love, and the faces of resistance. -Sue MacCormack ’79

All the Light there was

  • Talkative: The man behind The Real Housewives, Andy Cohen, writes about his love affair with pop culture and sexual identity in Most Talkative. -Katie Brenner, MacPhaidin Library

Most Talkative

  • Fragrance: In Kathleen Tessaro’s The Perfume Collector, a young woman in London receives a mysterious inheritance that takes her to Paris and an old perfume shop. -Kathi Curtis ’83

The Perfume Collector

  • Friendship: In Jennifer Zobair’s debut novel, Painted Hands, two American Muslim women navigate their religious-cultural beliefs with American life. -Janice McGovern, Intercultural Affairs

Painted Hands

  • Family: In Carol Rifka Brunt’s Tell the Wolves I'm Home a 1980s teen loses a beloved uncle to AIDS but finds herself by befriending his grieving boyfriend. -Mary Garland, Controller’s Office

Tell the Wolves I'm Home