Looking for a new page-turner this summer?

A world threatened by mysterious floating obelisks, a man bent on defending existentialism, stressed-out zebras?! You might be surprised by what some of our Stanford Law School professors are reading this summer.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky

Law faculty have compiled a wide variety of page-turners from various genres to explore over the summer. Here are just a few of their recommendations:

ERIK JENSEN, professor of the practice of law and director of the Rule of Law Program, recommends Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, by ROBERT SAPOLSKY, professor of biology, of neurology and neurological sciences, and of neurosurgery.

JANET COOPER ALEXANDER, the Frederick I. Richman Professor of Law, Emerita, recommends Grant by Ron Chernow, The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein, Back Channel to Cuba by William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh, and Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

RALPH RICHARD BANKS, the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, recommends Pragmatism: A Reader by Louis Menand, Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, Existentialism and Human Emotion by Jean-Paul Sartre and Sing, Unburied, Sing by Stanford alumna JESMYN WARD.

RICHARD THOMPSON FORD, the George E. Osborne Professor of Law, recommends The Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin and Looking Good: A Visual Guide to the Nun’s Habit by Lucienne Roberts, Veronica Bennett and Ryan Todd.

PAMELA S. KARLAN, the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, recommends The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell; RegenerationThe Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road by Pat Barker; Poetry of the First World War by Tim Kendall; Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics by Michael Ignatieff; My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor; and The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter by Albie Sachs.

To check out the full 2018 summer reading list and summaries of the novels, go to the Stanford Law School website.