With the semester at a close, the University Libraries (UL) welcomes UNM community members to come back into Zimmerman for some summer reading.  Check out the POP Reading Collection right next to the spiral book sculpture at the front of the Learning Commons.

The POP Reading collection is made up of approximately 200 carefully curated books released within the last two years. The University Libraries lease the books to bring in interesting or popular titles quickly. UL tries to have something for everyone – fiction, poetry, narrative non-fiction, short stories and memoirs. There are best sellers like Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano and The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann; prize-winning literature like The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida and thought-provoking commentary like Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility by Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young Latunatabua. Recent additions also include a few cookbooks, specifically those that might help students, staff and faculty with their busy schedules.

The books are available to check out for two weeks to reach more patrons though they can be renewed twice to allow enough time to enjoy the books. Books can also be renewed online using your UNM Net ID and password.

Suggestions for new books in this collection are always welcome. Visitors can make suggestions in two ways: submit through the suggestion box located at the POP Reading shelves or email Library Information Specialist 3, Marcy Botwick (mbotwick@unm.edu) with suggestions for any recently released or yet-to-be-released books.

Other recently popular books:

  • I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jenette McCurdy
  • You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi
  • Infinity Gate by M.R. Carey
  • Yellowface by R.F. Kuang
  • Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma by Claire Dederer

For more information on the POP Reading Collection or ways to find leisure reading in the UL libraries, visit goto.unm.edu/popreading.

University Libraries has over three million volumes and millions more electronic resources in a combination of specialized and traditional collections of great depth. Services across the system are provided by expert staff and faculty who put the needs of the UNM community as their highest priority. For library hours or information about services visit, library.unm.edu.