Award Winners

Congratulations to Michelle Fairfield & Sasha Fegan, who won $25 gift certificates to the Willamette Bookstore during Opening Days. They participated in the “Most Influential Books” survey for incoming new students in which participants were asked to name three influential books they read before coming to Willamette.
Michelle selected the books A Handmaid’s Tale, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Slaughterhouse-Five. Sasha selected the books Kite Runner, Fahrenheit 451, and Animal Farm.
Here are the results of the Most Influential Books survey, with 277 total respondants:
10. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
10. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
10. Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse
9. 100 Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
9. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
9. Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
9. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
8. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
7. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
6. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
5. The Bible, Various
4. 1984, George Orwell
3. Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
2. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
1. Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling
These titles are available to borrow from the Mark O. Hatfield Library’s collection. Please stop by our library for a great book to read.
Congratulations again to Michelle & Sasha!