What I'm Reading

Feb
11
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Here are the books I’ve read and especially admired in recent months, August 2016–January 2017. Booked by Kwame Alexander, novel-in-verse In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria, argument, nonfiction Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson, fiction I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Ev…
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Aug
21
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Here are the books I’ve read and especially admired in recent months, February 2016–July 2016.  The Woman in This Poem: Women’s Voices in Poetry. Poems selected and introduced by Georgia Heard Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter by Diana Athill, memoir reflections The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parent…
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Jan
31
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Here are the books I’ve read and especially admired in recent months, August 2015–January 2016.  Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh, memoir, medical The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George, fiction The Construction Zone: Building Scaffolds for Readers and Writers by Terry Thompso…
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Aug
24
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Here are the books I’ve read and especially admired in recent months, January 2015–July 2015. The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma, memoir All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Pulitzer Prize winner  for fiction, 2015 In Defense of Read-Aloud by Stephen L. Layne, professiona…
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Jan
03
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Here are the books I’ve read and especially admired in recent months, July 2014–December 2014. The Vacationers by Emma Straub, fiction New Life, No Instructions: A Memoir by Gail Caldwell The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, fiction The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, YA fiction Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant…
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Jun
22
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Here are the books I’ve read and especially admired in recent months, December 2013–June 2014. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, biography Mandela’s Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage by Richard Stengel, memoir, inspiration   Someone by Alice McDermott, fiction The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer, memoir…
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Dec
16
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Here are the books I’ve read and especially admired in recent months, June–November 2013.  Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy by Emily Bazelton, nonfiction What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most by Elizabeth Ben…
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May
20
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Here are the books I’ve read and especially admired in recent months, October 2012–April 2013.  Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer, nonfiction On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan, fiction Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jo…
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Oct
29
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Here are the books I’ve read and especially admired in recent months, March 2012–September 2012. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht, fiction The Comprehension Experience: Engaging Readers Through Effective Inquiry and Discussion by Dorsey Hammond and Denise Nessel, professional Opening Minds: Using Language to Change …
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Mar
15
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Here are the books I've read and especially admired in recent months, August 2011-February 2012. Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon, fiction A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, memoir The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli, fiction Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Rea…
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Aug
14
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Here are the books I've read and especially admired in recent months, January-July 2011. Just Kids by Patti Smith, memoir Freedom by Jonathon Franzen, fiction The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson, fiction Major Pettrigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson, fiction Focus by Mike Schmoker, professional Essays by …
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Jun
16
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Here are the books I've read and especially admired in recent months, August-May 2010. A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesia, autobiographical fiction Who's Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success—And Won't Let You Fail by Keith Ferrazzi, self-help/business Th…
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Aug
01
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The Good Parents by Joan London, fiction What Really Matters in Response to Intervention by Richard L. Allington, professional Listening Below the Noise: A Meditation on the Practice of Silence by Anne. D. LeClaire, memoir Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating by Mark Bittman, nutrition/eating Still Alice by …
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Mar
04
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Here are the books I've read and especially admired in recent months, August-February 2009. Away by Amy Bloom, fiction Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, fiction Here If You Need Me: A True Story by Kate Braestrup, nonfiction Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, fiction Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Though…
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Aug
16
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Here are the books I've read and especially admired in recent months, February-July 2008. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan, nonfiction Why We Teach: Learning, Laughter, Love, and the Power to Transform Livesby Linda Alston, professional The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the Ame…
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Feb
06
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Here are the books I've read from September 2007 through January 2008. The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar, fiction Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky, nonfiction Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself by Alan Alda, nonfiction Loving Frank by Nancy Horan, historical novel The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Stor…
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Aug
22
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Here are the books I've read from June through August 2007. Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger by Nigel Slater, memoir Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver, nonfiction narrative Everyman by Philip Roth, fiction Dog Years by Mark Doty, mem…
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