BC Reads!

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown is the 2015-2016 schCover of The Boys in the Boat bookool year’s BC Reads! selection.

“Brown’s book juxtaposes the coming together of the Washington crew team against the Nazis’ preparations for the games, weaving together a history that feels both intimately personal and weighty in its larger historical implications.  This book has already been bought for cinematic development, and it’s easy to see why: When Brown describes a race, you feel the splash as the oars slice the water, the burning in the young men’s muscles, and the incredible drive that propelled these rowers to glory.” –Smithsonian

The Library Media Center invites you to read the book and join in the college-wide conversations about its themes.

Print and audio copies of The Boys in the Boat are available in the library. The book will be available as an eBook on our Kindles and Nooks at the beginning of Summer Quarter 2015.

Supplementary resources can be found at: http://bellevuecollege.libguides.com/theboysintheboat

BC Reads! Selection committee: Wilma Dougherty (chair), Lee Buxton, Charlene Freyberg, Sarah Knox, Joan Greaby, Blaise Mitsutama, and Ema Mateas.


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Cover image of Andy Weir's book The MartianThe BC Reads! Selection Committee has chosen The Martian by Andy Weir as our common book for the 2016-17 school year.

The Martian is a story about Mark Watney, an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and has to use his wits, his knowledge of science and math, and lots of duct tape to survive until help comes. Weir worked hard to make it as scientifically accurate as possible. He provided the story in serialized format on his personal web site first, then self published it. Finally, Random House picked it up.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sees the book as a huge public relations boost, and hopes it will help them realize their goal of a human mission to Mars in the 2030s.

The Library Media Center will have it available in print, audio CD, and e-book format starting Summer Quarter, The movie is also available for check-out.

This year’s BC Reads! Selection Committee included Lee Buxton, Sue Cox, Cynthia Northrup, and Gary Olson, with Wilma Dougherty as Chair.

Questions? Contact Wilma Dougherty, BC Reads! Librarian, wdougher@bellevuecollege.edu.

View our list of Past BC Reads! titles.

View images of previous BC Reads projects.

Last Updated April 14, 2016