Summer Reading No. 2: Brinna Michaels

As Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Brinna Michaels has a hand in making both print and digital resources discoverable for users. But what has Brinna discovered to recommend for Pitt’s Summer Reading Blog this year?

Brinna starts with House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (New York: St Martin’s Press, 2021). Brinna describes Klune’s work as “an absolutely beautiful, funny, and heartwarming book about a man who has been forced to be painfully average in every way by the society he lives in, but who learns to find what makes him happy, vibrant, and unique after meeting a gaggle of magical orphans and their mysterious caretaker.” This “modern fairy tale” is also a New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post bestseller. Find this book through your local library!

Ever wanted cool science stuff explained to you by cool science folks, but without all the confusing science words? Brinna insists that “Alie Ward has you covered with her podcast which explores all types of “ologies,” including: volcanology (volcanoes), teuthology (squids), horology (watches), glycobiology (carbs), gelotology (laughter), and many more! Find this podcast online through your preferred streaming service. 

We hope you enjoy this week’s recommendations! Find all summer reading blogposts here, and don’t forget to visit the blog next week for more suggestions from Pitts and Candler staff and faculty.