The Popular Literature Committee – responsible for the Popular Literature section in Strozier Library – is bringing book recommendations from our shelves to your screens every Tuesday. Although we’re marketing it as a “Tattoo Tuesday,” if you yourself are lacking in the tattoo area, you can always feel free to submit your favorite: movie, song, activity, Starbucks order, et cetera. The way it works is: You email your tattoo (or other submission) to Lib-PopLit@fsu.edu and we choose a book out of our curated Popular Literature collection we think you might enjoy based on our interpretation of your submission.
Below are our tattoo submissions and recommendations to date.
We are so lucky to be on a part of this amazing planet. Here in Florida we have plenty of sunshine, beautiful biodiversity, and lots of water to play in. Celebrate Mother Nature and Earth Day with us by checking out some of our great Pop Lit Picks through our curbside pick up. Take yourself outside and read in the sun, relax in the grass, and maybe volunteer for a garbage pick up, just make sure to stay hydrated with your reusable water bottle.
Here are some titles in our Popular Literature collection that cover just a few topics related to Mother Nature and our existence on this amazing planet. You can search for more Pop Lit books by selecting the Popular Literature collection location in an advanced search on our catalog!
Don’t forget your sunscreen and enjoy your well earned break from classes!
The library is looking to update their Pop Lit book collection! We are asking for your suggestions on books that you would like to see added to our collection. We’re open to any suggestions, but are trying to build more of our non-fiction collection. Look for the genre below and leave a comment with the Book Title and the Author! Then keep an eye out to see if your suggestion makes it into the collection. Follow FSU Libraries on social media for the latest updates!
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, in case you were wondering. Every November, writers from all over the world endeavor to write 50,000 words of their novel in thirty days. To join them, you need to do just one thing: write! Whether you’re a seasoned novelist or a novice, November is the perfect opportunity to let that thought buzzing around in your head fly onto paper.
Our Popular Literature team has curated a collection of debut novels from Strozier’s Pop Lit section to provide inspiration and motivation for the coming month. Even renowned faculty were once in your shoes – notice any beloved FSU creative writing professors in the mix? So, this month, do not be discouraged. Instead be excited about where your writing journey can take you.
Below is a small selection of the debuts we have to offer. Mostly Dead Things is our most recent addition, and we are excited to have it available for check-out within the coming month.
This collection proves that your first novel – or your second, third, or however many it takes to get to your debut – can be thought-provoking, hard-hitting, or even award-winning but, most of all, it can be anything you, as its author, need it to be. Whatever you write this November, let it be authentically you; the rest will come in time.
In June 2020, the Popular Literature committee did an initial sweep of titles in the collection for books centered on conversations of race and racism in the United States. After that sweep we followed up by ordering more books to diversify and continue this conversation in the library and to offer ways for the patrons and employees in the library to continue to educate themselves in this area. Our hope is to continue an open and vulnerable conversation; to work together to be better to each other; and to have a welcome space at FSU for all of our visitors, students, faculty and staff who are black, indigenous, or people of color.
At the FSU Libraries Popular Literature Committee, we want to fight for equity, inclusion, and to provide a safe space for our students and employees who are Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color (BIPOC) to come and be heard and respected.
We will not stand for racism at FSU Libraries and we are committed to providing a place to facilitate conversations and a space for learning about racism, inequality, and the struggle of BIPOC in America.
While normally the Pop Lit committee only highlights the books we have in our Popular Literature collection, we felt it was important to provide the titles on this list including those from the general and electronic collections as well as Pop Lit. All of the titles below are linked to the FSU catalog for quick and easy access.
Furthermore the Pop Lit Committee will be allocating the remainder of our special funds to purchase more books on this topic to further provide resources for our students and staff so we can have a true open, honest, educated, and vulnerable conversation and work together to erase systematic racism and further the conversation outside of our walls, into our classrooms, homes, social groups and more. We stand with our BIPOC students and coworkers. We stand against inequality, police brutality, and racism. We will continue to the best of our ability to keep our entire FSU Libraries family safe and give everyone the chance to educate themselves and be better.
In this trying time, the FSU Libraries Pop Lit committee wanted to make a few titles available digitally that may be helpful or calming to our students and staff. As always we hope everyone is happy and healthy and safe. Please see our newly added ebooks below for a “Pop Lit COVID- 19 survival guide”! You can now find these titles in the catalog here.
If you would like more updates on what FSU Libraries are doing, you can check our COVID-19 updates here. And you can see Florida State University’s updates here.
This year we hope you celebrate Black History Month with the Popular Literature Collection. Swing by the Pop Lit area on the first floor of Strozier near Starbucks and check out some stories of amazing Black Americans through our history and the memoirs and essays of influential individuals. We also have a selection of novels written by black authors to check out. Below are just a few examples of what you can choose from!
Did you put “Reading More” on your list of 2020 Resolutions? The Popular Literature collection is here to help you. Start by looking through the Pop Lit collection to find something fun to read! If you follow the steps below, you can narrow your search for just one collection in the Library which will make looking for pop lit books much easier.
Go to the main library page and select “Catalog Search” in the top right corner under the Search Bar.
From there you will see a search page. Select the “Advanced Search” option.
Under the three search bars, you’ll find a “Show Other Search Options” link. Select that to limit your search further.
Limit your search by selecting the Location drop down and select “Strozier, Popular Literature Collection”.
From here you can browse everything offered in the Pop Lit Collection – Or any other Collection offered at FSU Libraries without the noise of everything else.
The Popular Literature Committee was honored to have received an F.S.U. President’s Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grant for the second year in 2018-2019. We have finally received the last order of books to add to the Popular Literature collection that highlight or are written by and about people from diverse backgrounds and often underrepresented groups. We in the Pop Lit committee hope you will enjoy these works.
Newly added titles are shown below, and can be found in the Pop Lit section next to Starbucks on the first floor of Strozier Library.