- The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan – I’ve just started reading this. Although it’s nearly always depressing to find out where my food comes from, I can’t change anything until I know.
- The Other 8 Hours by Robert Pagliarini – Recommended by MoneySavingMom.com.
- Pride and Prescience by Carrie Bebris– Recommended by my friend Sarah.
- Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer – Another book about the food industry. I’m interested in reading it because the author generally writes fiction. I really enjoyed Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, and although this will have a more serious feel, I think the writing will be good.
- War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Dexter bought me a copy of this while we were dating. I still haven’t read it. My two Russian kids at school were excited when I told them I had read the first two pages. I think I’ll need to make some sort of graphic organizer to keep track of all the characters and their nicknames.
- Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell – I heard about this at a teaching workshop. It’ll be interesting to see what commonalities he finds between people the world calls successful.
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck – This is another book recommended by my workshop. I expect it to explore the idea that our attitude about what we are capable of strongly influences what we can do and learn.
- Serve God, Save the Planet by J. Matthew Sleeth – Recommended by my friend Alicia (a long time ago), this book explores how environmentalism fits in with Christian life.
- Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace – Recommended by my old friend Kristen who thought one of the essays would interest a fellow English language snob.
- You tell me! These first 9 came to me quickly, but I’m having to think a little harder about the tenth. What book do you think is a must read?
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