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Loyalty Society Recommended Reading

Thank you for your loyal support!

Georgetown remains a home of people for others thanks to the unwavering support of Loyalty Society members—alumni who have generously given for two or more consecutive years.

Please enjoy our recommended reading list—highlighting authors connected to Georgetown—that we’ve thoughtfully curated for our Hoya community.

Hoya Saxa!

2024 Recommended Reading

  • Thomas Schueman (G’19) and Zainullah Zaki

    Always Faithful: A Story of the War in Afghanistan, the Fall of Kabul, and the Unshakable Bond Between a Marine and an Interpreter

    Always Faithful “entwines the stories of Marine Major Tom Schueman, and his Afghan interpreter, Zainullah “Zak” Zaki, as they describe their parallel lives, converging paths, and unbreakable bond in the face of overwhelming danger.” — Amazon

  • Jeanine Turner, Professor and Director, Communication, Culture & Technology Program, Georgetown Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Management, Georgetown McDonough School of Business

    Being Present: Commanding Attention at Work (and at Home) by Managing Your Social Presence

    Being Present is a highly engaging and insightful guide for anyone hoping to communicate more effectively. As new technology continues to affect the ways we interact, this book provides actionable strategies to cut through the noise and actively cultivate a social presence. I would recommend it to anyone hoping to be a more effective leader.” — Suzanne P. Clark, President and CEO, the United States Chamber of Commerce

  • Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Associate Professor, Departments of English and Women and Gender Studies, Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences

    Big Girl

    Chosen as The New York Times Editors’ Choice, Big Girl is “an extraordinary debut novel shot through with remarkable nuance and tenderness” as it “traces the intergenerational hungers of the profoundly lovable Malaya Clondon.” — Amazon

  • Andrea Yaryura Clark (SFS’88)

    On a Night of a Thousand Stars

    “In luminescent prose and exquisite detail, Andrea Yaryura Clark chronicles a family’s history through the political turmoil of Argentina’s Dirty War and beyond. Both heart-rending and hopeful, On a Night of a Thousand Stars explores the strength and endurance of love and familial bonds in the face of chaos and tragedy. A deeply moving, timely, and important debut.” — Cristina Alger, Author

  • Adam Platt (SFS’81)

    The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony

    “A wildly hilarious and irreverent memoir of a globe-trotting life lived meal-to-meal by one of our most influential and respected food critics…Providing a glimpse into a life that has intertwined food and travel in exciting and unexpected ways, The Book of Eating is a delightful and sumptuous trip that is also the culinary coming-of-age of a voracious eater and his eventual ascension to become, as he puts it, ‘a professional glutton.’” —Goodreads

Are you a Hoya who loves to read?

Check out the Alumni Association’s three Virtual Book Clubs and read along with fellow Hoyas! Alumni can join our Alumnae Virtual Book Club, Lifelong Learning Virtual Book Club, and Professional Development Virtual Book Club. Many of the books you will enjoy are written by Georgetown faculty and fellow alumni. We look forward to reading alongside you!

Interested in becoming a part of the Loyalty Society?

It’s as simple as making a gift to Georgetown every year. If you missed a year, don’t worry—you can complete a buyback gift for $25 per year through our online giving form. When making your gift online, please select the option which says “This gift is part of the Loyalty Society buyback program.”