Reading Recommendations

Looking for your next great read? We've compiled a number of sources for you.

There are well-known sites such as Good Reads, Shelfari or LibraryThing. Check out our faculty and alumnae book recommendations below.  Explore Smith Club reading lists  - or publications by faculty and alumnae. If you tweet, follow book maven Bethanne Patrick '85 who has 185,000 followers #FridayReads.

book cover The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels


Faculty Reading Recommendations
 - We asked our faculty three questions:

  • What are three books in your field that you feel are most helpful/interesting for lay readers who want to learn more?
  • What books have influenced your life?
  • What are you reading now?
book cover Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout
Alumnae Reading Recommendations
 - Smith College alumnae and members of the Friends of the Smith College Libraries share their favorite books.