Thursday, January 15, 2009

New year!

Happy New Year, all! I decided today would be a good time to post a goal of mine for 2009- I fully intend to read more. I want to take 5 books at a time and go through them. Any suggestions?

Here are a few of my thoughts:
1. The Audacity of Hope- Barack Obama 
(This is required reading for one of my classes, but I think it will be interesting any way)
2. Taste- Letita Baldredge
(Looks interesting enough)
3. Outliers- Malcom Gladwell
(I really liked his previous books)

So, for now, spots 4 and 5 are open to suggestion. I have a few books in mind, but I would rather hear what my friends are reading and have enjoyed. Please, suggest away! I'll post in the next few days with the final two choices. Also, I would love to utilize the student fees I pay at the library, so your suggestion may get double credit if I can find it in Love Library. Save money, support the library- hey, it makes sense :) 

Enjoy this Thursday!

3 comments:

tylerartz said...

In fiction I would suggest The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz or Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessel. For nonfiction maybe The Universe in a Single Atom by the Dalai Lama or Ken Wilber's A Brief History of Everything.

Wes said...

A brief history of everything is pretty good... but if you want something from the theological/philosophical realm, I'll offer How (Not) to Speak of God by Peter Rollins. It's pretty stinkin' amazing.

Welcome back to the blogosphere, friend.

-Wes

emily anderson said...

'Tis good to be back. :)