Stories about "Good Reads"
Announcing the 27th annual Bates College summer book list

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 1:52 pm

In the words of Madeleine L'Engle, “a book, too, can be a star." The Bates community offers up over 200 "stars" in this year's book list.

Spotted at Bates: Annie Conway '23 of South Salem, N.Y., enjoying a novel on Alumni Walk, and Ben Fasciano '23 of Lincoln, Mass., and Andrew Hoffman ‘23 of Oak Park, Ill., playing disc golf on Lake Andrews.They're each living in Lewiston during the summer for jobs and internships. And making the most of a beautiful, quiet campus.
Announcing the 26th annual Bates College summer book list

Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:01 pm

The venerable Bates College summer reading list (non-required, as always) is dedicated to "all those who, even in the most uncertain of times, find solace and comfort in the written word.”

Announcing the 25th annual Bates College summer book list

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 1:13 am

Going strong since 1997 as an annual gift for graduating seniors (and a delight for the rest of us), here's the 25th edition of the Good Reads list of book recommendations by Bates folks near and far.

The 2019 edition of the Bates ‘Good Reads’ list is here!

Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:13 pm

Science fiction, magical realism, history, politics, graphic novels — whatever gets you reading till your eyes are sore or sleepy, the Bates community has a book recommendation for you. 

Here’s the 2018 Bates summer reading list!

Friday, June 22, 2018 10:17 am

From a dazzling array of Bates people, this year's recommendations range from romance to science fiction to history. (You might want to brush up on your French, too.)