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2019 Summer Reading Lists

2019 Summer Reading Lists

The Swarthmorean is happy to bring our readers a curated list of recommended books for 2019, submitted by our readers. The list consists of the best books our readers have read over the past year, and a list of books they plan to read over the summer. We hope these lists help you fill your own summer reading list.

Kerry Doyle

Library & PR Assistant   Springfield

Library & PR Assistant
Springfield

Best Books

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Robert Morbeck

Lighting Designer   Rutledge

Lighting Designer
Rutledge

Best Books

  • A History of Rutledge: Compiled for the 100th Anniversary of Incorporation as a Borough 1885-1985 by Mary E. Woodling (nonfiction)

  • Railroading in Swarthmore by George Gillespie (nonfiction)

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Jonathan Hodgson

Jonathan Hodgson retired from St. Joseph’s University in 2012. He was a professor of mathematics and computer science. Nowadays, when he is not reading or going after a 1000 lap shirt, he is an avid photographer.

Jonathan Hodgson retired from St. Joseph’s University in 2012. He was a professor of mathematics and computer science. Nowadays, when he is not reading or going after a 1000 lap shirt, he is an avid photographer.

Best Books

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Sally Fullam

Library Volunteer   Swarthmore

Library Volunteer
Swarthmore

Best Books

Summer Reading

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Carol L. Kennedy

Retired Librarian   Swarthmore

Retired Librarian
Swarthmore

Best Books

Summer Reading

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Carol Nackenoff

Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College   Swarthmore

Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College
Swarthmore

Best Books

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Nicholas Tietz-Sokolsky

Software engineer  Swarthmore

Software engineer
Swarthmore

Best Books

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Bobbie Harvey

Bobbie Harvey  Swarthmore

Bobbie Harvey
Swarthmore

Best Books

Summer Reading

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Rick Lowe

Lawyer     Middletown    (Raised family in Swarthmore for 22 years; former mayor)

Lawyer
Middletown

(Raised family in Swarthmore for 22 years; former mayor)

Best Books

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Emily Farrell

Former English teacher at Strath Haven High   Media

Former English teacher at Strath Haven High
Media

Best Books

This seemed to be my year of the spy. Although my regular reading list has the predictable titles like Where the Crawdads Sing, Becoming, and Born a Crime, I seemed to be spending more time with the heirs of John Le Carre.

Here are some of my favorites in that genre:

Summer Reading

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Jenifer Phillips

Interim Director, Swarthmore Public Library   Drexel Hill

Interim Director, Swarthmore Public Library
Drexel Hill

Best Books

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Martha Hodes

Professor of History, New York University   Swarthmore    Martha Hodes is currently writing a book exploring history and memory through a 1970 airplane hijacking.

Professor of History, New York University
Swarthmore

Martha Hodes is currently writing a book exploring history and memory through a 1970 airplane hijacking.

Best Books

Summer Reading

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Beth Owens

Administrative Assistant   Glenolden

Administrative Assistant
Glenolden

Best Books

Summer Reading

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Beth Gross

Retired editor/publisher   Swarthmore   Beth and Bob Gross pictured

Retired editor/publisher
Swarthmore

Beth and Bob Gross pictured

Best Books

Summer Reading

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Chris Reynolds

Swarthmorean  editor   Rose Valley

Swarthmorean editor
Rose Valley

Best Books

Summer Reading

Tales of Trails in Rose Valley

Tales of Trails in Rose Valley

Council Addresses Park Walls and Parking Meters

Council Addresses Park Walls and Parking Meters