Mount St. Joseph University

Winter Reads



File Under: books, creative writing, jeff hillard

Quad covered in snow.

If you’re looking for your next favorite book this holiday season, check out this list of books recommended by Professor Jeff Hillard's creative writing class:

  • The Wizard of Oz  (by L. Frank Baum)
  • The Velvet Room  (by Zilpha Snyder)
  • Jane Eyre  (by Charlotte Bronte)
  • Atlantis Found  (by Clive Cussler)
  • Wuthering Heights  (Emily Bronte)
  • Dark Places  (by Gillian Flynn)
  • House of Leaves  (by Mark Z. Danielewski)
  • Cinder:The Lunar Chronicles Book 1  (by Marissa Meyer)
  • The Pianist  (by Wladyslaw Szpilman)
  • Fahrenheit 451 (by Ray Bradbury)

 Jeff Hillard is an Associate Professor of English and Modern Languages at Mount St. Joseph University. Recently, he was named the Writer-in-Residence of the Cincinnati Public Library for the 2015-2016 year. Check out his Writer-in-Residence blog for more.