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2012 Book List

A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir
by Elena Gorokhova
Christopher Long
Architecture

A Technique for Producing Ideas
by James Webb Young
Brad Love
Advertising

A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini
Leslie Moore
Educational Psychology

Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less from Each Other
by Sherry Turkle
Keri Stephens
Communication Studies

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
by Katherine Schulz
Nancy Roser
Education

Change Your Life Through Travel
by Jillian Robinson
James Patton
Education

Chasing the High: A Firsthand Account of One Young Person’s Experience with Substance Abuse
by K. Keegan & H.B. Moss
Lori K. Holleran Steiker
Social Work

DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, & the Coming Transformation of Higher Education
by Anya Kamenetz
Gretchen Ritter
Government

Dracula
by Bram Stoker
Elizabeth Richmond-Garza
English

Embassytown
by China Mievelle
Shelley Payne
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Emma
by Jane Austen
Janine Barchas
English

Flatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions
by Edwin Abbott
Linda Henderson
Art History

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
by Douglas Hofstadter
David Laude
Chemistry & Biochemistry

Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero
by Charles Sprawson
Carol Mackay
English

Jane Fairfax—The Secret Story of the Second Heroine in Jane Austen’s Emma
by Joan Aiken
Chiu-MiLai
Asian Studies

Jayber Crow
by Wendell Berry
Robert Jensen
Journalism

Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman
Paul Sullivan
English

Life is Yours to Win: Lessons Forged from the Purpose, Passion, and Magic of Baseball
by Augie Garrido
Douglas Bruster
English

Life’s Greatest Lessons—20 Things That Matter
by Hal Urban
David Fowler
Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering_

Man’s Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl
William Winslade
Law

Marcovaldo: or the Seasons in the City
by Italo Calvino
Antonella Olson
French and Italian

Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade and How We Can Fight It
by David Batstone
Noël Busch-Armendariz
Social Work

Oedipus Rex
by Sophocles
William Powers
Office of the President

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
by Charles Darwin
J. Craig Wheeler
Astronomy

Packing for Mars
by Mary Roach
Arturo De Lozanne
Biology

Perfect Pitch: The Art of Selling Ideas and Winning New Business
by Jon Steel
John Murphy
Advertising

Persepolis
by Marjane Satrapi
Alexandra Wettlaufer
French and Italian, Plan II

Room
by Emma Donoghue
Elizabeth Cullingford
English

Seven Pleasures—Essays on Ordinary Happiness
by Willard Spiegelman
Tara Smith
Philosophy

Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut
Rob Owen
Law

Straight Man
by Richard Russo
Keith Brown
Finance

Suits: A Woman on Wall Street
by Nina Godiwalla
Regina Hughes
Finance

Sustainable Energy—without the hot air
by David JC MacKay
Mike Downer
Physics

The Ajax Dilemma
by Paul Woodruff
Philip Varghese
Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
Judith Jellison
School of Music

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
by Leonard Mlodinow
Michael Starbird
Mathematics

The Goat,