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2011 Book List

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

A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini
Professor Leslie Moore
Educational Psychology

Absolom, Absolom!
by William Faulkner
Professor Timothy Moore

Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
by Lewis Carroll
Professor Jerome Bump

All the President’s Men
by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
Professor Nancy Roser

Angela’s Ashes
by Frank McCourt
Professor Nina Fredland

by José Saramago
Professor Robert Prentice
Business, Government, and Society

Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion
by Hal Abelson
Professor Mike Scott
Computer Science

Change Your Life Through Travel
by Jillian Robinson
Professor James Patton

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

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
by Michael Braungart & William McDonough
Professor Leeann Kahlor
Advertising & Public Relations

Danger! Educated Gypsy
by Ian Hancock
Professor Ian Hancock

Don Quixote
by Miguel de Cervantes
Professor Stanislav Zimic
Spanish and Portuguese

by Bram Stoker
Professor Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

by Jane Austen
Professor Janine Barchas

Empire of the Summer Moon
by S.C. Gwynne
Professor James Vick

Everything That Rises Must Converge
by Flannery O’Connor
Professor Michael Adams

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

Gang Leader for a Day
by Sudhir Venkatesh
Professor David Kirk

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

House Rules
by Jodi Picoult
Professor Elizabeth Pomeroy
Social Work

How We Decide
by Jonah Lehrer
Professor Philip Varghese
Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

In Defense of Food
by Michael Pollan
Professor Lester Faigley

Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri
Professor Shelley Payne
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Jayber Crow
by Wendell Berry
Professor Robert Jensen

Jude the Obscure
by Thomas Hardy
Professor Linda Ferreira-Buckley
Rhetoric & Writing

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded
by Simon Winchester
Professor Elizabeth Catlos
Geological Sciences

Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman
Professor Paul Sullivan

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

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s
by John Elder Robison
Professor Rebecca Neal

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

Medicine & Culture
by Lynn Payer
Professor Dee Silverthorn
Biological Sciences

Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet
by Karen Armstrong
Professor Samer Ali
Middle Eastern Studies

My Freshman Year
by Rebekah Nathan
Professor Gretchen Ritter

Oedipus Rex
by Sophocles
Professor William Powers
Office of the President

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

Predictably Irrational: the Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions
by Dan Ariely
Professor Timothy Loving
Human Development & Family Sciences

by Emma Donoghue
Professor Elizabeth Cullingford

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

Super Sad True Love Story
by Gary Shteyngart
Professor Jennifer Wilks
African & A