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Five books to read and campus locations to visit afterward

Sep 18, 2017

Ashley Hasty is a senior lecturer in Indiana University Bloomington’s School of Art, Architecture + Design, but in her free time she enjoys checking books off her ever-growing reading list.

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Ashley Hasty started a book club for apparel merchendising students and reviews books on her blog.Photo courtesy of Ashley Hasty

She started a book club with her apparel merchandising students, for which they gather on campus once a month to discuss a fashion-related book over pizza. But she also loves sharing her book reviews and recommendations with friends, family and colleagues on her blog, Hasty Book List.

What started as a hashtag on Instagram now consists of a full review process – complete with a grading system – for every book she reads.

Combining her love for art and history museums with her passion for reading, Hasty rounded up a list of Bloomington-related books to read, and places to visit on campus after.

“Journals of Sylvia Plath” by Sylvia Plath

“Stardust Melody: The Life and Music of Hoagy Carmichael” by Richard M. Sudhalter

“The Kinsey Institute: The First Seventy Years” by Judith A. Allen and Hallimeda E. Allinson

“Brave Men” by Ernie Pyle and G. Kurt Piehler

“Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann

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