Summer REEDing

A round-up of hot-weather reads written by our alumni and professors

August 27, 2019

To help keep you entertained, informed, and curious during the hot months, we selected a series of books from our Reediana section and posted them week-by-week on Instagram. From fiction to fire, this list covers a wide array of topics. In case you missed it, here are all the books from our 2019 #SummerREEDing series.



The Better Sister by Alafair Burke ’91

Read more about Alafair Burke from our archives.


Rising by Elizabeth Rush ’06

Read an excerpt from Rising in our December 2018 issue.


Heirs of the Founders by H.W. Brands MALS ’79


A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi ’98

Angie Jabine ’79 reviewed A Good Country in our December 2017 issue.


The Night Swimmers by Prof. Peter Rock

Read more about Prof. Pete Rock, including a review of The Night Swimmers.


Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains by Daniel Mathews ’70

Anne Laufe ’86 reviewed A Natural History in Reed Magazine.


Chimes of a Lost Cathedral by Janet Fitch ’78

Read more about Janet Fitch on Reed Magazine.


Project Fire by Steven Raichlen ’75


Mahalia Jackson and the Black Gospel Field by Prof. Mark Burford

Read a review of Mahalia Jackson and the Black Gospel Field and more about Prof. Mark Burford at Reed Magazine.


Crises of the Sentence by Prof. Jan Mieszkowski


A selection of reading by President Audrey Bilger

Stay tuned for more about Reed's new president in the September 2019 issue of Reed Magazine.

Tags: Alumni, Books, Film, Music, Professors