Harper College is closed Friday, April 19 in observance of Reading Day.

Reading Day!

Reading Day is Friday, April 19th. What better way to spend it than reading a book! Below is a list of recommendations from Harper College Library employees. All of these are available for check-out in the Library so stop by today!

 book covers of The Short Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbes (Left) and the book cover for Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Becoming by Michelle Obama - Recommended by Njambi Kamoche

Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - Recommended by Tom Goetz

Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole - Recommended by Tom Goetz

My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi - Recommended by Kala Istvanek

A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving - Recommended by Tom Goetz

The Tiger by John Vaillant - Recommended by Tom Goetz

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker - Recommended by Tom Goetz

Egyptomania  by Ronald H. Fritze - Recommended by Kristin Allen

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell - Recommended by Tom Goetz

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Recommended by Brian Trzop

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri - Recommended by Brian Trzop

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams  - Recommended by Brian Trzop

Proof by David Auburn - Recommended by Brian Trzop

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery  - Recommended by Victoria Turner

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger - Recommended by Victoria Turner

The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien - Recommended by Victoria Turner

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Recommended by Victoria Turner

The Age of French Impressionism by Art Institute of Chicago - Recommended by Victoria Turner

Kabuki by David Mack - Recommended by Erin Hankins

My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame - Recommended by Kala Istvanek

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin  - Recommended by Erin Hankins

Neuromancer by William Gibson  - Recommended by Erin Hankins

Perdido Street Station by China Mieville  - Recommended by Erin Hankins

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - Recommended by Kala Istvanek & Rachel Lebbing

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice  - Recommended by Erin Hankins

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - Recommended by Tina Sternberg

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - Recommended by Tina Sternberg

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan - Recommended by Kala Istvanek

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver - Recommended by Tina Sternberg

Looking for Alaska by John Green - Recommended by Tina Sternberg

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks - Recommended by Tina Sternberg

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Recommended by Amanda Oddo

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs - Recommended by Amanda Oddo

Watchmen by Alan Moore - Recommended by Amanda Oddo

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley  - Recommended by Amanda Oddo

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon - Recommended by Kala Istvanek

Falling up by Shel Silverstein - Recommended by Amanda Oddo

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet - Recommended by Melissa Merlos

The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett  - Recommended by Melissa Merlos

The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa - Recommended by Kala Istvanek

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Recommended by Rachel Lebbing

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – Recommended by Rachel Lebbing

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – Recommended by Rachel Lebbing

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – Recommended by Rachel Lebbing

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour – Recommended by Rachel Lebbing

Paper Towns by John Green – Recommended by Rachel Lebbing

 A Gentlemen in Moscow by Amor Towles -- Recommended by Njambi Kamoche