Friday, December 31, 2010

Reading List 2010

Yay for reading!

As the year rounds to an end, it is again time to revisit my reading list from the past twelve months.  It’s been an on and off year for reading.  I haven’t had a ton of time between teaching and thesis research and writing.  Per usual, books are divided into fiction and non-fiction, are listed in date order (the earlier the reading date, the nearer the top of the list), and in instances in which I wrote a review over at GoodReads, I’ve included the link.

Happy reading!

  1. 1.  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  2. 2.  Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins
  3. 3.  The Wives of Bath by Susan Swan
  4. 4.  From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson
  5. 5.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling (reread)
  6. 6.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling (reread)
  7. 7.  Trash by Dorothy Allison (short stories)
  8. 8.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling (reread)
  9. 9.  Identity Lessons:  Contemporary Writing about Learning to Be American edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan (short fiction and poetry)
  10. 10.  Feed by M.T. Anderson
  11. 11.  The House of Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  12. 12.  The Living and the Dead by Jason (graphic novel)
  13. 13.  The Giver by Lois Lowry
  14. 14.  Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (reread)
  15. 15.  The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  16. 16.  From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (reread)
  17. 17.  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia #5) by C.S. Lewis (reread)

  1. 1.  Silent Racism:  How Well-Meaning White People Perpetuate the Racial Divide by Barbara Trepagnier
  2. 2.  The Trader Joe's Adventure:  Turning a Unique Approach to Business into a Retail and Cultural Phenomenon by Len Lewis
  3. 3.  Can We Talk about Race?:  And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  4. 4.  Kitchen Confidential:  Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
  5. 5.  Three Cups of Tea:  One Man's Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
  6. 6.  How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  7. 7.  Our Babies, Ourselves:  How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent by Meredith Small