Every year the English Literature programme hosts the #YSJBigSummerRead, in which prospective students, current students, and our alumni – are invited to join staff across the University in all reading the same book over the summer.
Previous Big Summer Read selections include:
- Candice Carty-Williams’ Queenie (Big Summer Read 2020)
- Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad (Big Summer Read 2019)
- Anna Burns’ Milkman (Big Summer Read 2018)
- Colm Tóibín’s The Testament of Mary (Big Summer Read 2017)
Which book would you like to nominate this year? We welcome nominations of short story collections, novels, and poetry collections.
Nominations close at 11pm on Monday 31st May, the shortlist will be announced in early June, followed by your votes for the YSJ Big Summer Read 2021!