Pick of the Crop: When you think of summer reading, do you seek to delve into a serious novel, dip into a collection of poetry or peer into the biography of a public figure? Maybe you hope to find guidance for how to live a better life, or to be taken to a place you’ve never traveled, or simply to sit down beside your son or daughter and see them delight in being told a story. Whatever your desire, the books on this year’s summer reading list are sure to please. For the seventh year, faculty and staff at The University of Texas at Austin have gathered a selection of page-turners–both old favorites and new discoveries–they think you shouldn’t miss this summer.
Cool Reads: Faculty and staff choose chill-worthy books to help you beat the heat this summer. You might say the summer of 2008 began heating up early, and not just by the measure of the mercury. A hotly contested presidential election is under way. The Summer Olympics in Beijing have already cooked up a storm of controversy. And Americans have made a sport out of watching the gas prices rise and rise. How will we ever cool off?