Fiction/Poetry

  1. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  2. Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger by Lee Smith
  3. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  4. The 5th Inning by E. Ethelbert Miller
  5. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
  6. Bicycles by Nikki Giovanni
  7. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  8. Sestets: Poems by Charles Wright (faculty)
  9. Liberation Narratives: New And Collected Poems 1966-2009 by Haki R. Madhubuti
  10. Illustrating the Machine That Makes the World: From J.G. Heck’s 1851 Pictorial Archive of Nature and Science by Joshua Poteat

Nonfiction

  1. Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  2. Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference by Warren St. John
  3. The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again by Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols
  4. Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street by Michael Davis
  5. Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan
  6. How to Care for Aging Parents by Virginia Morris
  7. Surviving the Dragon: A Tibetan Lama’s Account of 40 Years under Chinese Rule by Arjia Rinpoche
  8. Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush by John Yoo
  9. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max
  10. The Concept of Capitalism by Bruce R. Scott