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Each year, Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list. The result is You’ve Gotta Read This!—a booklet filled with fiction, nonfiction and film recommendations that we hope will offer a reading and viewing go-to list for the summer and beyond.

The 2019 collection has suggestions from 173 employees who offer 258 recommendations of favorite books, films, and television programs that will satisfy a wide range in reading and viewing tastes and genres.

This year’s booklet includes several special features. Two of our regular columnists return once again: James Udden with his latest picks in film and TV, and Allen Guelzo who shares his recommended books on free speech in the context of the American college campus. Library staff share their favorite books of poetry; multilingual and international faculty recommend favorite works available in translation; Professors Joanne Myers (English) and Kathy Cain (psychology), and Kim Davidson and Jeff Rioux from the Center for Public Service, discuss literature by and about immigrants; and finally Professors Felicia Else (art history) and Kay Etheridge (biology) recommend their picks for the best books on unique and wonderful curiosity cabinets.

Everyone’s curiosity is promised to be fulfilled in these many and varied recommendations. Happy summer and happy reading!

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Summer 2019

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You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library (2019)