‘books’ Category

9 science fiction and fantasy books to read during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Just in time for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, here is a list of science fiction and fantasy books by AAPI authors to check from our John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection. Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon-Ha Lee Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon-Ha Lee Call Number: PS3612.E34884 P46 2021 Publication Date: 2021-08-17 Yoon-Ha Lee’s Machineries […]

10 fiction books to read for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has been celebrated in some form since 1909, first as a form of protest against war and for voting rights and workers rights, and since 1975 later as an UN-recognized international holiday celebrating women’s history and achievements on March 8 every year. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BreakTheBias, which calls […]

New Wave Science Fiction in the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection

During the New Wave movement of the 1960s and 70s, science fiction authors sought to overthrow existing social and aesthetic dogmas by critiquing the status quo of sex, race relations, gender, and environmental degradation, and by incorporating stylistic innovations influenced by the Beat poets, literary modernism and post-modernism, and an interest in expanded consciousness through […]

Early Science Fiction in the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection

Gustavus Library is proud to host the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection, which includes over 2,000 books, periodicals, and other materials donated to the library by the late poet, editor, and Gustavus professor John Calvin Rezmerski (1942 – 2016). In this blog post and display, the first in a series, we’re highlighting early science […]

Random Reads October 2021: Historical Fiction

Want to travel to another time and place without getting in a car or hopping on a plane? Historical fiction can immerse you in another world! For our first Random Reads blog and display, we’re highlighting some of the most entrancing Historical Fiction novels to be found in our literature collections. The Master of Ballantrae […]

Summer Reads: Young Adult

Looking for some Young Adult reading while you relax this summer? Loved Red, White, and Royal Blue, The Hate U Give, or The Grishaverse? Check out these highly anticipated YA releases, now at Gustavus Library! Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland Described as Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets […]

Together: A Global and Interconnected Effort (Feminism Series Guest Post!)

Today we welcome guest blogger Ashley Evans, the Library’s academic assistant, for the third and final post is a series on feminism resources. You can read her first post here and her second post here. (Please note that you will need your Gustavus user ID/password to access some of these materials.) Thus far in our […]

Guest Post! TRANSforming Book Study

Today we welcome guest blogger and Library Intern Amber Wolfinger (’21), who highlights a recent book study. This spring, the Chaplain’s office sponsored a book study of Austen Hartke’s Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians. The book study discussions were led by Maggie Falenschek (Chaplain’s Office) and Aaron Geringer (Counseling Center), who […]

A Starting Point that Never Ends: A Brief Look at Feminist History (Guest Post!)

Today we welcome guest blogger Ashley Evans, the Library’s academic assistant, for the second post is a series on feminism resources. You can read her first post here. Feminism has been around arguably as long as women have existed. As mentioned in the previous blog post feminism is a movement for equality, and people believe […]

Guest Post! What is Feminism?

Today we welcome guest blogger Ashley Evans, the Library’s academic assistant, for the first post is a series on feminism resources. (Please note that you will need your Gustavus user ID/password to access some of these materials.) As many of you know, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library holds thousands of books on all different subjects. […]