Special Report June 07, 2017 Ms. Mentor's Summer Reading Ms. Mentor has been recommending academic novels for Chronicle readers since 2009. Evil Deans and the Academic Novel By Ms. Mentor In this summer’s fiction recommendations, faculty are taking out their frustrations on overworked and under-respected middle managers. Academic Novels for Real People By Ms. Mentor So much for the classics; time to break open the juicy academic novels. Reading the Classics of Academic Literature By Ms. Mentor Five classic texts about professors and learning for your summer reading list. Ms. Mentor's Annual Guide to Academic Novels By Ms. Mentor Spend at least part of your summer reading about fictional campus life. Writing Academic Novels for Fun and (Little) Profit By Ms. Mentor Spend at least part of your summer reading about fictional campus life. Adjunct or Starving Artist? By Ms. Mentor Should an M.F.A. trying to make it in her field accept an adjunct teaching job or take a break from academe? Novel Academic Novels: the Sequel By Ms. Mentor Ms. Mentor offers her annual summer reading list for faculty members. Novel Academic Novels By Ms. Mentor Ms. Mentor offers her annual summer reading list for faculty members. Is There a Cure for the Summertime Blues? By Ms. Mentor Throw out the self-punishing idea that each summer must be a symphony of accomplishment. A Novel Form of Revenge By Ms. Mentor Your skills are unappreciated, your colleagues mistreat you; is it time to release your demons via an academic novel? Ms. Mentor weighs the pros and cons.