Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Summer Reading Adventure

I've been flirting with the idea of starting blogging again. We'll start with our summer reading adventures. Here's the list. Join in on conversations in the coming weeks!

Maggie’s Summer 2010 Reading List

Nonfiction – Political
The Dynamic Dominion – Frank Atkinson
Virginia in the Vanguard – Frank Atkinson
Going Rouge – Richard Kim & Betsy Reed
What a Party! – Terry McAuliffe
The Audacity to Win – David Plouffe
The Year of Obama – Larry Sabato

Nonfiction – Biography
Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby
The Polysyllabic Spree – Nick Hornby
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

Nonfiction – Teaching
The Quality School – William Glasser
One Day, All Children . . . – Wendy Kopp
Amazing Grace – Jonathan Kozol
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child – Donalyn Miller
Holding on to Good Ideas in a Time of Bad Ones – Thomas Nevkirk
The Trouble with Black Boys – Pedro Noguera

Fiction – Adult
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jane Austen and Seth Garhame-Smith
Music for Chameleons – Truman Capote
Juliet, Naked – Nick Hornby
Ford Country – John Grisham
Liberty – Garrison Keillor
Push – Sapphire
Killer Angels – Michael Shaara
Brooklyn – Colm Tobin
Bartleby & Co. – Enrique Vila-Mates

Fiction – Young Adult
Durango Street – Frank Bonham
The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros
Coraline – Neil Gaiman
Little Brother X – Doctrow
Looking for Alaska – Green
Bronx Masquerade – Grimes
Hoot – Carl Hiaasan
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Inexcusable – Lynch
Monster – Myers
Rats Saw God – Thomas
Skinned – Wasserman
Make Lemonade – Wolff
American Born Chinese – Yang

3 comments:

Leslie said...

I want to start summer reading now!! Only three more weeks of boring Middle East books I guess.

Stefanie said...

you should add anything by Maggie Stiefvater to your list for young adult fiction, she is an up and coming author and has two series out now. There's Lament and Ballad which are about musicians interations with irish faeries. Then there's Shiver which is about werewolves who turn based on temperature, the sequel to that is coming out in july called linger.

spinningstars said...

I loved The Book Whisperer, and second Stefanie's recommendation for Maggie Stiefvater- my students actually introduced me to her books.

- Heather B. (team Ireland)