YSJU Big Summer Read Has Begun!

This year’s YSJU Big Summer Read will be Anna Burns’ Milkman! Everyone can join in — share your experience on social media with #YSJBigSummerRead

It is that time of year again — time for the YSJU Big Summer Read! As last semester drew to a close we canvassed suggestions for this year’s text and then invited everyone to vote over on our Twitter.

The result after the first 100 votes was a dead tie between Burns’ Milkman and Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent, but after an extra week of voting Burns’ unnerving tale of a teenager’s ongoing harassment by a creepy older man. 

Described by The Guardian as being ‘original, disarmingly oblique and unique: different’, this promises to be an exciting and poignant holiday read!

During the Big Summer Read everyone is invited to read the same novel at the same time and share you experience on social media using #YSJBigSummerRead