2012 KUMC Summer Reads List


Need something new to read?  KUMC Summer Reads provides a sampling of books recommended for alumni. KUMC faculty, staff and students recommend their picks to keep you turning pages at the beach or just on your front porch. Summer is the perfect chance to catch-up on all the books you didn't have a chance to read during the year - check out this year's list!


2012 KUMC Summer Reads List  

Click on the book titles for a brief description and personal recommendation.


The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Recommended by Therese Hecht, Recruitment Assistant


The Changing Face of Medicine: Women Doctors and the Evolution of Health Care in America by Ann K. Boulis and Jerry A. Jacobs

Recommended by Sarah Dickes, Medical Student


The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care by Eric Topol, M.D.

Recommended by Joseph Fontes, Ph.D., Associate Professor


Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

Recommended by Pam Lanza, RN, BSN Research Study Coordinator


The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea

Recommended by Elissa Monroe, Manger, Photo Services


The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Recommended by Catie Knight, CCRP, Coordinator, Breast Cancer Prevention Center


Every Last Secret by Linda Rodriguez

Recommended by Sandra Sanchez, Executive Assistant


Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Recommended by Matthew Schutte, Ph.D., Principal Research Analyst


The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Recommended by Genny Gochenour, Senior Coordinator, Office of Scholarly, Academic & Research Mentoring


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Recommended by Sherry Kennedy, Senior Coordinator, OCED

Recommended by Traci McCarty, Education Program Manager


The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Recommended by Kim Huyett, Director, Alumni & Community Relations


Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan

Recommended by Kristy Humphrey, Senior Coordinator, Alumni & Community Relations


Parting the Waters, Pillar of Fire, and At Canaan’s Edge by Taylor Branch

Recommended by C.J. Janovy, Director of Communications


People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Recommended by Sarah Velasquez, Senior Coordinator


Political Demography: How Population Changes Are Reshaping International Security Edited by Jack Goldstone, Eric Kaufmann and Monica Duffy Toft

Recommended by Timothy Caboni, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs


The Psychopath Test: A Journey through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson

Recommended by Sarah Velasquez, Senior Coordinator


Remedy and Reaction: the Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform by Paul Starr

Recommended by Barbara Langner, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Policy

Last modified: Jun 05, 2012