Why do I love books?
Off the top of my head: Books are our entertainers, our companions and our teachers. They are time machines and magic portals. Through reading books, we learn about others even as we learn about ourselves... but enough from me. Here's what some other people have to say:
A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
So voilà my reading list (still evolving) for 2015*:
*Titles in Bold have been read.
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou*
- The Glass Castle: a Memoir - Jeannette Walls (Megan S rec)
- Heart in the right place a memoir - Carolyn Jordan (Mom rec)
B) Chinese book/Books About China
- ( 弟子规?)
- Age of Ambition - Evan Osnos (Logan K rec)
- Le Petit Prince
- Quatrevingt-treize" ("Nienety-three") by Victor Hugo.（Jérémie's recommendation）
D) historical/philosophy/Learn something
- Examined lives - James Miller
- The Gulag Archipelago - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Patrick G rec)
- Tao Te Ching - Stephen Mitchell translation (Steven B rec)
- Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry (Lee W rec)
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (David M rec)
- Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militraiztion of America's Police Forces by Radley Balko. (JP W rec: It's a really good book I recommened everone read it's informative, especially considering recent high profile police cases.)
E) industry specific (education/psychology)
- find education/psychology related papers.
(children's, YA, adult you name it -as long as it's good writing. Go crazy wild child;))
- The Rosie Project - Graeme C. Simsion (Sarah's Rec)
- The Girl from the Well - Rin Chupeco
- Paper Towns - John Green
- An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
- The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern (Sue S rec)
- 1984 (reread) - George Orwell
- Dark Materials trilogy (reread) (Philip Pullman)
- Holes (reread) - Louis Sacher
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith (Justin Y rec)
- Number Nine Dream - David Mitchell (Justin Y rec)
- Let the Great World Spin - Collum McCann (Justin Y rec)
- Fall of Giants - Ken Follett (if you like historical fiction) (Megan S rec)
- Poisonwood Bible -Barbara Kingsolver (Anthony S rec)
- Mutant Message Down Under - Marlo Morgan (Anthony S rec)
- The Martian - Andy Weir (science fiction at its best!) (Dave C rec)
- Sylvia or Who is the Goat by Edward Albee. (Yangyang G Rec: One of my favorite plays by one of my favorite playwrights.)
- 10:04 by Ben Lerner (Sanjeev S. Rec: A great new novelist!)