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What I'm Reading: August 2011

August 14, 2011 at 1:31 PM

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 Wallace Shawn, essays
  • The King's Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, biography
  • Paris Was Ours: Thirty-two Writers Reflect on the City of Light by Penelope Rowlands, editor, essays
  • I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity by Izzeldin Abuelaish, autobiography/memoir
  • One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, A Marriage, and the Language of Healing by Diane Ackerman, memoir
  • The Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity by Russell Roberts, fiction
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, fiction
  • Hamlet's Blackberry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age by William Powers, nonfiction
  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, fiction
  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, nonfiction
  • The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heide Durrow, fiction
  • Love in a World of Sorrow: A Teenage Girls' Holocaust Memories by Fanya Gotesfeld Heller, memoir
  • Literacy Achievement and Diversity: Keys to Success for Students, Teachers, and Schools by Kathy Au, professional
  • The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim Defede, nonfiction
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, nonfiction
  • Every Last One by Anna Quindlen, fiction
  • The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister, fiction
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, fiction

Category: My Reading

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