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!


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.

Anonymous 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.


emily anderson said...

'Tis good to be back. :)