Memorable reads: “I enjoy a good crime drama/mystery.” And standing out are the Alex Cross series by James Patterson, as well as Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp books. “I really like the characters. Alex Cross, a middle-aged African American man with a PhD in Psychology, is trying to raise his family and care for his elderly grandmother in what is now a difficult part of Washington DC. He is doing this as a single dad (because his wife was murdered), while solving both D.C. and federal crimes. Mitch Rapp is more ‘Black Ops,’ but he too is a flawed character. Rapp is a ‘one man’ show, doesn’t trust anyone, and yet he still solves the crimes.”
Essential reads: The Help by Kathryn Stockett is a book that “explores the way people treated each other, and allows you to see events in others’ eyes. Any book based on the history of how we treated our folks in the past is important to read.”
Robbin Beauchamp is Director of the Career Center. She has been at RWU since June 2002.
What are people in the Roger Williams University community reading? The From the Nightstand team asks which books are on people’s nightstands—either being read, or waiting to be read.
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