Joan 2222222Summer is a great time for catching up, relaxing, exploring, starting new projects, or perhaps completing work in progress. Reading, of course, is key to all of these. With this in mind, we asked the librarians at St. John’s about books they will be reading over the next few months. The library has put up a display of the answers we received — it’s on the 3rd floor of St. Augustine Hall. We’ll be posting the individual entries here throughout the summer.

Joan D’Andrea, an associate professor in the library and executive director of the university’s Italian Cultural Center, writes:

One book I’m reading this summer is the recently published work Ten Years Later, by Hoda Kotb. This is a book about six people who faced adversity and transformed their lives. They forged through abuse, illness, addiction, grief, and job loss. Because of their battles they changed their lives to begin a journey to a better existence. Their stories, encourage, move and even challenge one to do the same. Great reading.