Swarthmore Escapist Reading List 22-23 Public

Created by Daniel Bjerre

The DC area Swarthmore alum reading group solicited this list from Prof. Emerita Nathalie Anderson for 2022-2023.

  1. Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Adventure) by 

    4 stars

    After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's …

  2. Klara and the Sun by 

    3 stars

    From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behavior of those …

  3. Verifiers by 

    4 stars

    Introducing a sharp-witted heroine for the 21st century: a new amateur sleuth exploring the landscape—both physical and virtual—of New York …

  4. In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by 

    4 stars

    In the Woods is a 2007 mystery novel by Tana French about a pair of Irish detectives and their investigation …

  5. Slow Horses by 

    3 stars

    Slough House is Jackson Lamb's kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who've screwed up: left a …

  6. The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by 

    4 stars


    IT STARTS WITH THE GREAT RED RIFT across the heart of the world's sole …

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