Welcome to the 26th edition of Good Reads: The Bates College Non-Required Reading List for Leisure Moments.
Since its inaugural edition in 1997, compiled by now-retired Bates College Store director Sarah Emerson Potter ’77, Good Reads has provided a peek at the shelves of Bates alumni, and current and retired staff and faculty. Now, Alison Keegan, in the Dean of the Faculty’s Office, collects the submissions and compiles the list.
“This continues to be a labor of love that I fortunately had passed on to me by Sarah Potter,” Keegan writes. “This issue is dedicated to all those who, even in the most uncertain of times, find solace and comfort in the written word.”
This year, we have collected 180 titles, so take your pick: fantasy, romance, history, mystery, sci-fi, psychology, social issues, or memoir — all of these come recommended by the people of Bates.
This year, seven titles received two or more…