The Book Corner

Row of books on shelf

"A book is a dream you hold in your hands." —Neil Gaiman

"A book is the mirror of the soul." -- Virginia Woolf

"The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story." —Ursula K. Le Guin


This page is about who is reading what.  The English department will be posting self-made videos and interviews with faculty, staff, students, and community members about what they are reading. 

Books allow us to enter new and different worlds so easily.  Some books, like fantasy and sci-fi, can take us to very different worlds where a new reality and a new world is built that we can enter.  Other books take us into the real world of areas like sports, politics, cultural problems, and still other books will take us into the minds of unusual characters, whose personal journeys create a literary statement.  There's so much to read and there's something for everyone.

If you're looking for something to read, here are some useful book lists.

From, the r/truelit subreddit's list of all time favorites.

From, various YA reading lists.

From NPR, Books We Love

Great sci-fi and fantasy

Who is reading what?


1. Nikki Grose, assistant professor of English at Feather River College.  Dr. Grose is our newest English professor and reads everything, but has a particular fondness for multi-cultural literature.  In this video Dr. Grose talks about the novel How Much of These Hills is Gold, by C. Pam Zhang.

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