nc's Book Recommendations

Welcome to nc's reading treasure chest.  

Below you will find lists of books that have significantly impacted my thinking and behavior.  

The books are listed topically, under the following categories:  
  • Leadership
  • Personal Health & Wellbeing
  • Organizational Health & Wellbeing
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Intriguing Non-Fiction
  • Fiction.  
Sorry for the length, but there are just so many great books...   Enjoy.

Leadership


Abrashoff, D. M. (2008). It’s our ship: The no-nonsense guide to leadership.  New York: Business Plus.

Arbinger Institute. (2002). Leadership and self-deception: Getting out of the box. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Badaracco, J.  (2002).  Leading quietly:  An unorthodox guide to doing the right thing.  Boston:  Harvard Business School Press.

Bass, B. (1998).  Transformational leadership: Industrial, military, and educational impact. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Bennis, W.  G.  (1989).  On becoming a leader.  Readking, MA:  Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. 

Blanchard, K., & Hodges, P. (2005).  Lead like Jesus: Lessons from the greatest leadership role model of all times.  Nashville, TN:  W Publishing Group.

Bolman, L.G., & Deal, T.E. (2006). The wizard and the warrior: Leading with passion and power.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Cialdini, R. B. (2009) Influence: The psychology of persuasion. New York: HarperCollins e-books.

Cialdini, R. B. (2016). Pre-Suasion:  A revolutionary way to influence and persuade. New York: Simon & Schuster eBook.

Collins, S.  (2002).  Fierce conversations.  New York:  Penguin Group.

Colonna, J. (2019).  Reboot:  Leadership and the art of growing up.  New York:  HarperCollins Publishers. 

Covey, S. M. R. (2006).  The speed of trust: The one thing that changes everything.  New York: Free Press.

Donaldson, Jr., G.A. (2006). Cultivating leadership in schools: Connecting people, purpose, and practice (2nd Ed.).  New York: Teachers College Press.

Forgas, J. P., & Williams, K. D.  (2001).  Social influence: direct and indirect processes. Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press.

Fullan, M. G. (2003).  The moral imperative of school leadership.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press, Inc.

Fuller, R. W.  (2003).  Somebodies and nobodies:  overcoming the abuse of rank.  Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada:  New Society Publishers.

Gardner, H. (1995).  Leading minds.  New York: Basic Books.

Gardner, H.  (2004).  Changing minds:  the art and science of changing our own and other peoples minds.  Boston, MA:  Harvard Business School Publishing.

Gardner, H. (2007). Five minds for the future. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Gardner, J. W. (1990). On leadership. New York: The Free Press.

Giuliani, R. W. (2002).  Leadership.  New York:  Hyperion Books.

Gladwell, M.  (2000).  Tipping point: How little things can make a big difference.  New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Goleman, D., Boyatzis, R. E., & McKee, A.  (2002).  Primal leadership:  Realizing the power of emotional intelligence.  Boston, MA:  Harvard Business School Publishing.

Greenleaf, R. K.  (1996).  On becoming a servant-leader:  The private writings of Robert K. Greenleaf.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers.

Hackman, J. R.  (2002).  Leading teams.  Boston:  Harvard Business School Publishing.

Hagel III, J., Brown, J.S., & Davison, L. (2010). The power of pull: How small moves, smartly made, can set big things in motion.  New York:  Basic Books.

Helgesen, S. (1995). The web of inclusion.  New York: Doubleday. 

Houston, P.D., & Sokolow, S.L. (2006). The spiritual dimension of leadership: 8 key principles to leading more effectively. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Klein, G. (2001).  Sources of power: How people make decisions. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Leeds, D. (2000). The 7 powers of questions:  Secrets to successful communication in life and at work.  New York: Perigree Books.

Ludeman, K., & Erlandson, E.  (2003).  Radical change, radical results:  7 actions to become the force for change in your organization.  Chicago, IL: Dearborn Trade Publishing.

Mandela, N. R. (1994). Long walk to freedom: The autobiography of Nelson Mandela. New York: Back Bay Books.

Maxwell, J. C. (2008).  Leadership gold: Lessons learned from a lifetime of leading.  Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.

Patterson, K., Grenny, J., Maxfield, D., McMillan, R., & Switler, A. (2008).  Influencer: The power to change anything.  New York: McGraw-Hill.

Pink, D. H. (2012). To sell is human: The surprising truth about moving others. New York: Riverhead Books.

Pink, D. H. (2005).  A whole new mind: Moving from the information age to the conceptual age.  New York:  Riverhead Books.

Sample, S. B. (2002). The contrarian’s guide to leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Scharmer, C. O. (2009).  Theory U: Leading from the future as it emerges.  Cambridge, MA:  Society for Organizational Learning.

Schwartz, T., Gomes, J., & McCarthy, C. (2010). Be excellent at anything: The four keys to transforming the way we work and live. New York: Free Press.

Sergiovanni, T. J. (2007).  Rethinking leadership:  A collection of articles (2nd Ed.).  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press. 

Sinek, S. (2009). Start with why: How great leaders inspire everyone to take action.  New York: Penguin Group.

Spence, G. (1995). How to argue and win every time: At home, at work, in court, everywhere, every day.  New York: St. Martin’s Griffin.

Starratt, R. J. (2004). Ethical leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Sutton, R.I. (2010). Good boss, bad boss: How to be the best…and learn from the worst. New York: Business Plus. 

U.S. Marine Corps. (1989). Warfighting : The U.S. Marine Corps book of strategy. New York : Currency Paperback by Doubleday.

Wheatley, M. J. (2006).  Leadership and the new science: Discovering order in a chaotic world, 3rd Edition.  San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Wooden, J., & Jamison, S. (2007). The essential Wooden: A lifetime of lessons on leaders and leadership.  New York: McGraw-Hill.


Zachary, L. J. (2000). The mentor’s guide: Facilitating effective learning relationships. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Personal Health & Wellbeing


Block, P. (1993). Stewardship: Choosing service over self-interest. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Kohler.

Bossidy, L., & Charan, R. (2002). Execution: The discipline of getting things done. New York: Crown Business.


Brady, M. (2003). The wisdom of listening.  Somerville, MA:  Wisdom Publications.

Brawley, O.W., & Goldberg, P. (2011) How we do harm: A doctor breaks ranks about being sick in America. New York: St. Martin’s Press. 

Buckingham, M., & Clifton, D. O.  (2001).  Now, discover your strengths.  New York:  The Free Press.

Buckingham, M., & Coffman, C.  (1999).  First, break all the rules:  What the world’s greatest managers do differently.  New York:  simon & Schuster.

Campbell, T.C., & Campbell, T.M. (2016). The China study: Revised and expanded edition. Dallas, TX: BenBella Books, Inc.

Chopra, D. (2009). Reinventing the body, resurrecting the soul: How to create a new you. New York: Harmony Books.


Christensen, C.M., Allworth, J., & Dillon, K. (2012). How will you measure your life?New York: Harper Business.


Covey, S. R. (2004).  The 8th habit: From effectiveness to greatness.  New York: Free Press.


Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1997).  Finding flow: The psychology of engagement with everyday life. New York:  BasicBooks.


Duhigg, C. (2012). The power of habit: Why we do what we do in life and business. New York: Random House.


Dweck, C. S. (2006).  Mindset: The new psychology of success.  New York: Random House.

Emoto, M. (1999). Messages from water.  Tokyo, Japan:  Hado Kyoikusha Co.

Fisher, S.W. (2009). Amish peace: Simple wisdom for a complicated world. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell.


Fukuoka, M. (1978). The one-straw revolution: An introduction to natural farming. New York: New York Review Books.


Gladwell, M.  (2005).  Blink: The power of thinking without thinking.  New York:  Little, Brown and Company.


Godin, S. (2014).  What to do when it’s your turn (and it’s always your turn).  Irvington, NY: Do You Zoom, Inc.


Goff, B. (2012). Love does: Discover a secretly incredible life in an ordinary world. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.


Goleman, D. (2008). Social intelligence: The revolutionary new science of human relationships. New York: Bantam Books.


Goleman, D. (1994). Emotional intelligence: Why it matter more than IQ.  New York: Bantam.


Hemenway, T. (2009). Gaia’s garden: A guide to home-scale permaculture. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company.


Henry, T. (2013). Die empty: Unleash your best work every day. New York: Portfolio/Penguin

Kundtz, D. J.  (1998).  Stopping:  How to be still when you have to keep going.  Berkeley, CA:  Conari Press.


Lewis, C.S. (1952). Mere Christianity. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.


Miller, D. (2013). Farmacology: What innovative farming can teach us about health and healing. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.


Miller, D. (2009). A million miles in a thousand years: What I learned while editing my life.  Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc.


Perlmutter, D. (2013). Grain brain: The surprising truth about wheat, carbs, and sugar – your brain’s silent killers. New York: Little, Brown and Company.


Pollan, M. (2009). Food rules: An eater’s manual. New York: Penguin Group.    

Popper, P.A., & Merzer, G. (2013). Food over medicince: The conversation that could change your life.  Dallas, TX:  BenBella Books, Inc. 

Robinson, J. (2013) Eating on the wild side: The missing link to optimal health.  New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Salatin, J. (2011). Folks, this ain’t normal: A farmer’s advice for happier hens, healthier people, and a better world. New York: Center Street.

Scwhartz, J.D. (2013). Cows save the planet: And other improbable ways of restoring soil to heal the Earth. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company.

Seligman, M. (2002). Authentic Happiness: Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment. New York: Free Press.

Shepard, M. (2013). Restoration agriculture:  Real-world permaculture for farmers. Austin, TX:  Acres U.S.A.

Stiles, T. (2016). Strala yoga: Be strong, focused & ridiculously happy from the inside out. Carlsbad: CA: Hay House, Inc. 

Warren, R.  (2002).  The purpose driven life:  what on earth am I here for?  Grand Rapids, MI:  Zondervan.

Welch, H.G., Schwartz, L.M., & Woloshin, S. (2011). Overdiagnosed: Making people sick in the pursuit of health. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

Wriglesworth, C. (2014). Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry & Gary Snyder.  Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint.
  
Organizational Health & Wellbeing

Argyris, C. & Schon, D.A. (1996).  Organizational learning II: Theory, method, and practice.  Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

Barth, R. S.  (2003).  Lessons learned:  Shaping relationships and the culture of the workplace.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press, Inc.

Bass, B. M., & Avolio, B. J. (Ed.) (1994). Improving organizational effectiveness through transformational leadership.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Blanchard, K., & Bowles, S. M.  (1993).  Raving fans:  A revolutionary approach to customer service.  New York:  William Morrow and Company, Inc. 

Block, P.  (2002).  The answer to how is yes:  Acting on what matters.  San Francisco, CA:  Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. E. (1991).Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

Cloud, H. (2010). Necessary endings: The employees, businesses, and relationships that all of us have to give up in order to move forward.  New York: HarperBusiness.

Cockerell, L. (2008). Creating magic: 10 common sense leadership strategies from a life at Disney. New York: Doubleday.

Collins, J. C.  (2001).  Good to great:  Why some companies make the leap…and other don’t.  New York:  HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Deal, T. E., & Peterson, K. D.  (1999).  Shaping school culture:  The heart of leadership.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.

DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. (2006).  Learning by doing: A handbook for professional communities at work.  Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Etzioni, A. (1993).  The spirit of community: The reinvention of American society.  New York: Simon & Schuster.    

Fisher, R., Ury, W., & Patton, B. (1991).  Getting to yes: Negotiating agreement without giving in. 2nd Edition.  New York: The Penguin Group.

Goldratt, E. M.  (1992).  The goal:  A process of ongoing improvement (2nd revised edition).  Great Barrington, MA:  North River Press.

Lencioni, P. (2002).  The five dysfunctions of a team:  A leadership fable.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.

Maxwell, J. C. (1995).  Developing the leaders around you.  Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc. 

Morgan, G. (1998). Images of organization: The international bestseller that revolutionized how we see organizations – newly abridged for today’s manager.  San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Muhammad, A. (2009). Transforming school culture: How to overcome staff division. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

Oshry, B. (1999).  Leading systems: Lessons from the Power Lab.  San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 

Sawyer, K. (2007).  Group genius: The creative power of collaboration.  New York:  Basic Books.

Senge, P.M. (1990). The fifth discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization. New York:  Doubleday.

Senge, P., Scharmer, C. O., Jaworski, J., & Flowers, B. S. (2005).  Presence: An exploration of profound change in people, organizations, and society.  New York: Currency Books.

Snow, D. (2010). Lessons from the mouse:  A guide to applying Disney World’s secrets of success to your organization, your career, and your life.  Orlando, FL:  Snow & Associates, Inc.

Taylor, W. C., & Labarre, P. (2008).  Mavericks at work:  Why the most original minds in business win.  New York:  HarperCollins.


Young, R. (2009). The fall of the Templars. New York: Dutton

Teaching & Learning


Botstein, L.  (1997).  Jefferson’s children:  Education and the promise of American culture.  New York:  Doubleday.

Brooks, J. & Brooks, M. (1993). In search of understanding:  The case for constructivist classrooms. Alexandria, VA:  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Cherryholmes, C.H. (1988). Power and criticism: Postsructural investigations in education. New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University.

Christensen, C. M., Horn, M. B., & Johnson, C. W. (2008).  Disrupting class: How disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns.  New York:  McGraw-Hill Companies.

Costa, A.L., & Kallick, B. (2000). Discovering and exploring habits of mind. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Dewey, J. (1933). How we think: A restatement of the relation of reflective thinking to the educative process. Boston: D.C. Heath.

Dickmann, M. H., Standford-Blair, N., & Rosati-Bojar, A.  (2004).  Leading with the brain in mind:  101 brain-compatible practices for leaders.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press.

Erickson, H. L.  (2002).  Concept-based curriculum and instruction:  Teaching beyond the facts.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press, Inc. 

Fullan, M.  (2001).  Leading in a culture of change.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

Gardner, H. (1993).  Multiple intelligences: The theory in practice.  New York: BasicBooks.

Gay, G. (2000). Culturally responsive teaching: Theory, research, and practice. New York: Teachers College Press.

Glasser, W. (1992).The quality school: Managing students without coercion.  New York: HarperCollins.

Gruenert, S., & Whitaker, T. (2015).  School culture rewired:  How to define, assess, and transform it.  Alexandria, VA:  ASCD.

Haberman, M.  (1995).  Star teachers of children in poverty.  Indianapolis, IN:  Kappa Delta Pi.

Jensen, E. (1997). Completing the puzzle: The brain-compatible approach to learning. Del Mar, CA: The Brain Store, Inc.

Karia, A. (2012). How to deliver a great TED talk: Presentation secrets of the world’s best speakers.  Self-published.  www.AkashKaria.com

Kozol, J. (2005).  The shame of the nation: The restoration of apartheid schooling in America.  New York: Crown Publishers.

Lindsey, R. B., Roberts, L. M., & CampbellJones, F. (2005).  The culturally proficient school: An implementation guide for school leaders.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Marshall, K. (2009).  Rethinking teacher supervision and evaluation:  How to work smart, build collaboration, and close the achievement gap.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass. 

Marzano, R. J. (2003). What works in schools: Translating research into action.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

McTighe, J., & Wiggins, G.  (1999).  The understanding by design handbook.  Alexandria, VA:  Asssociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Palmer, P. J.  (1998).  The courage to teach:  Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers.

Perry, B. D., & Szalavitz, M. (2006).  The boy who was raised a dog and other stories from a child psychiatrist’s notebook: What traumatized children can teach us about loss, love, and healing.  New York: Basic Books.

Ravitch, D. (2013). Reign of error: The hoax of the privatization movement and the danger to America’s public schools. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Reeves, D. B. (2006).  The learning leader: How to focus school improvement for better results.  Alexandria, VA: Association fro Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Reeves, D. B. (2002).  The daily disciplines of leadership: How to improve student achievement, staff motivation, and personal organization.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Schlechty, P. C.  (2001).  Shaking up the schoolhouse:  How to support and sustain educational innovation.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass. 

Schmoker, M. J. (2006).  Results now:  How we can achieve unprecedented improvements in teaching and learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Schwahn, C., & McGarvey, B. (2012). Inevitable: Mass customized learning.  Self-published.

Sergionvanni, T. J. (2000).  The lifeworld of leadership: Creating culture, community, and personal meaning in our schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Sizer, T. R., & Sizer, N. F. (1999).  The students are watching: Schools and the moral contract.  Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

Thomas, D., & Brown, J. S. (2011). A new culture of learning: Cultivating the imagination for a world of constant change.  Createspace.com.

Torp, L., & Sage, S.  (2002).   Problems as possibilities:  Problem-based learning for K-16 education (2nd Ed.).  Alexandria, VA:  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Tough, P. (2012). How children succeed: Grit, curiousity,and the hidden power of character. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

Whitaker, T.  (2010).  Leading school change: Nine strategies to bring everybody on board.  Larchmont, NY:  Eye on Education, Inc. 

Whitaker, T.  (2003).  What great principals do differently:  Fifteen things that matter most.  Larchmont, NY:  Eye on Education, Inc. 

Whitaker, T., Whitaker, B., & Lumpa, D.  (2000).  Motivating & inspiring teachers:  The educational leader’s guide for building staff morale.  Larchmont, NY:  Eye on Education, Inc.

Wiliam, D. (2011). Embedded formative assessment.  Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Willingham, D. T. (2009). Why don’t students like school?: A cognitive scientist answers questions about how the mind workds and what it means for your classroom.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass. 

Wong, H.K., & Wong, R. T. (1998).  The first days of school: How to be an effective teacher.  Mountain View, CA:  Harry K. Wong Publications, Inc.


Zhao, Y. (2009). Catching up or leading the way: American education in the age of globalization.  Alexandria, VA:  Association for Staff and Curriculum Development.

Intriguing Non-Fiction
Alexander, C. (1979).  The timeless way of building. New York: Oxford University Press.

Angelou, M. (1969).  I know why the caged bird sings.  New York: Bantam.

Bohm, D. (1980). Wholeness and the implicate order.  New York: Routledge.

Brokaw, T. (1998). The greatest generation.  New York:  Random House.

Bryson, B. (2003).  A short history of nearly everything.  New York:  Broadway Books.

Charap, J. M. (2002). Explaining the universe: The new age of physics.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Diamond, J. (2003). Guns, germs, and steel: The fates of human societies.  New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Dungy, T., & Whitaker, N. (2007).  Quiet strength: A memoir.  Carol Stream, IL:  Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Frankl, V. E. (1992). Man’s search for meaning: An introduction to logotherapy.  Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

Friedman, T. (2005). The world is flat: A brief history of the twenty-first century.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Gladwell, M.  (2008).  Outliers: The story of success.  New York:  Little, Brown and Company.

Goodman, N. (1978). Ways of worldmaking. Indianapolis, IN: Hacket.

Goodwin, D.K. (2005). Team of rivals: The political genius of Abraham Lincoln.  New York:  Simon & Schuster.

Gould, S. J. (1996). Full house: The spread of excellence from Plato to Darwin.  New York: Three Rivers Press.

Gwynne, S.C. (2010). Empire of the summer moon: Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history.  New York: Scribner.

Hawking, S.  (2002).  On the shoulders of giants:  The great works of physics and astronomy.  Philadelphia, PA:  Running Press.

Hayek, F. A. (2007).  (Ed. By Bruce Caldwell).  The road to serfdom: The definitive edition.  Routledge, London: The University of Chicago Press.

Herrstein, R.J. & Murray, C. (1994). The bell curve:  Intelligence and class structure in American life.  New York:  The Free Press.

Hillenbrand, L. (2010). Unbroken: A World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption. New York: Random House.

Kaku, M. (2006). Parallel worlds: A journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmos.  New York: Doubleday. Publishing.

King, B., Lark, A., Lightman, A., & Rangaswami, J. (2016).  Augmented:  Life in the smart lane.  New York:  Marshall Cavendish.

Lakoff, G., & Johnson, M. (1980). Metaphors we live by. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Larson, E. (2015). Dead wake: The last crossing of the Lusitania. New York: Crown Publishers.

Larson, E. (1999). Isaac’s storm: A man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history.  New York: Vintage Books.

Levin, M. R. (2009).  Liberty and tyranny:  A conservative manifesto.  New York:  Threshold Editions.

Levitt, S. D., & Dubner, S. J. (2005).  Freakonomics: A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything.  New York:  Harper Perennial.

Luttrell, M & Robinson, P. (2007).  Lone survivor:  The eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10.  New York:  Back Bay Books.

McCullough, D. G.  (2015).  The Wright brothers.  New York:  Simon & Schuster.

McCullough, D. G.  (1993).  Truman.  New York:  Touchstone.

McGarr, P., & Rose, S. (2006).  The richness of life: The essential Stephen Jay Gould.  New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Sasse, B. (2017). The vanishing American adult:  Our coming-of-age crisis – and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance.  New York:  St. Martin’s Press eBooks.

Scott, D. E. (2006). The electric sky.  Portland, Oregon: Mikamar Publishing.

Sheldrake, R. (2012). Science set free: 10 paths to new discovery.  New York: Deepak Chopra Books.

Sowell, T. (2013). Intellectuals and race.  New York: Basic Books.

Standage, T. (2005). A history of the world in 6 glasses.  New York: Walker & Company.

Storm, H. (1972). Seven arrows.  New York:  Ballantine Books.

Surowiecki, J. (2005).  The wisdom of crowds:  Why the many are smarter than the few and how collective wisdom shapes business, economies, societies, and nations.  New York: Anchor Books.

Tannen, D. (1990).  You just don’t understand:  Women and men in conversation.  New York:  Ballantine

Thomas, C. (2007). My grandfather’s son: A memoir. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Weisman, A. (2007). The world without us. New York: Thomas Dunne Books.

Wiesel, E. (2006).  Night.  New York:  Hill and Wang.

Wilber, K. (1996).  A brief history of everything.  Boston, MA:  Shambhala Publications, Inc. 

Wilkerson, I. (2010). The warmth of other suns: The epic story of America’s great migration. New York: Vintage Books.

Wohlleben, P. (2016).  The hidden life of trees:  What they feel, how they communicate.  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:  Greystone Books

Wright, R.  (2000).  Nonzero: The logic of human destiny.  New York:  Pantheon Books.

Zesch, S. (2004). The captured. New York: Martin’s Press.

Fiction


Albom, M. (1997). Tuesdays with Morrie: An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson.  New York:  Doubleday.

Brown, D.  (2003).  The Da Vinci code.  New York:  Doubleday.

Carter, F. (1976). The education of Little Tree.  New York: Delacorte.

Chabon, M. (2000). The amazing adventures of Kavalier & Clay. New York: Random House, Inc.

Collins, S. (2008). The hunger games. New York: Scholastic Press.

Conroy, P. (2009).  South of Broad.  New York:  Random House.

Follett, K. (2010-14). The century trilogy. New York : Dutton. 

Gabaldon, D. (1991).  Outlander. New York: Delacorte Books.

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