Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Billy's Books 2018

1. Evicted
by Matthew Desmond

2. Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide
by Cass Sunstein

3. The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

4. Speak
by Laurie Halse Anderson

5. The Wise Man's Fear
by Patrick Rothfuss

6. Tomorrow Will Be Different
by Sarah McBride

7. Salvage the Bones
by Jesmyn Ward

8.Without a Country
by Ayse Kulin

Saturday, January 7, 2006

Chloe's Books 2016

1. The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
2. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
3-4. L'Arabe du Futur 1&2 by Riad Sattouf
5. Loitering with Intent by Muriel Spark
6. Lexicon by Max Barry
7. Lyra's Oxford by Phillip Pullman
8. Once Upon a Time in the North by Phillip Pullman
9. The Collector by Phillip Pullman
10.The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
11. NW by Zadie Smith
12. Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt
13. Shrek! by William Steig and Critique of Judgement by Kant
14. Yellow and Pink by William Steig and Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion by Hume
15. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
16. A Hundred Thousand Worlds by Bob Proehl
17. The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
18. Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey
19. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
20. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
21. The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
22. The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank
23. Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
24. Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
25. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
26. Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
27. The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
28. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
29. Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
30. For White Folks who Teach in the Hood by Christopher Emdin
31. The Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
32. A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark
33. The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
34. Irmina by Barbara Yelin
35. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
36. Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
37. Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dermoot Lipsky and Connie Burk
38. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
39. Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russel Hochschild
40. Great by Sara Benicasa
41. Carry this Book by Abbi Jacobson
42. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
43. Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut
44. Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann
45. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
46. Flying Couch by Amy Kurzweil
47. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Roz Chast
48. Maus by Art Spiegelman
49. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
50. The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty

Best of 2016!

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Danny's Books 2012

16. The Loser-Thomas Bernhard
15. Homage to Catalonia-George Orwell
14. The Book Thief-Markus Zuzak
13. Black Swan Green-David Mitchell
12. Jitterbug Perfume-Tom Robbins
11. Runaway-Alice Munro
10. A Confederacy of Dunces-John Kennedy Toole
9. Sag Harbor-Colson Whitehead
8. The Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins
7. The Red and The Black-Stendhal
6. Lolita-Vladimir Nabokov
5. The Girl Who Played With Fire-Stieg Larsson
4. Butcher's Crossing-John Williams
3. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet-David Mitchell
2. The Scarlet Letter-Nathaniel Hawthorne
1. There are Little Kingdoms-Kevin Barry

Randy's Books 2016

Courtney's Books 2016

Amanda's Books 2016

Dani's Books 2016

1. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
2. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
3. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
4. Gorgias by Plato

(Short) Children's Literature
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

Randy's Books 2016

(1) The Familiar, Volume 2: Into the Forest
by Mark Z. Danielewski

(2) The Paris Review, No. 215, Winter 2015

(3) Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson
translated by W.S. Merwin & Takako Lento

(4) The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
edited by Scott Dodson

(5) Notes from a Dead House
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

(6) The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist
by John A. Jenkins

(7) Small Gods
by Terry Pratchett

(8) A Lesson Before Dying
by Ernest J. Gaines

(9) Roughing It
by Mark Twain

(10) The Last Interview and Other Conversations: Hannah Arendt

(11) The Paris Review, No. 216, Spring 2016

(12) Reading for the Plot: Design and Intention in Narrative
by Peter Brooks

(13) On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
by Stephen King

(14) The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
by Sherman Alexie

(15) On Violence
by Hannah Arendt

(16) Dead Man Walking
by Sister Helen Prejean

(17) The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power
by Robert Caro

(18) Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

(19) The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison

(20) The Paris Review, No. 217, Summer 2016

(21) The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas

(22) The Paris Review, No. 218, Fall 2016

(23) From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
by Elizabeth Hinton

(24) Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade
by Robert Cialdini

Best of, 2016.

Brittany's Books 2016

Brittany's Top Books of 2016

54. Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

53. Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray

52. The Diviners by Libba Bray (audiobook/real book mix)

51. The Girl on the Train by

50. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz

49. Life is Funny by E. R. Frank

48. The Coolest Race on Earth: Mud, Madmen, Glaciers, and Grannies at the Antartica Marathon by John Hanc

47. Eat and Run by Scott Jurek

46. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga (audiobook)

45. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (audiobook)

44. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia (audiobook)

43. Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

42. Huntress by Malinda Lo

41. Drama by Raina Telgemeier

40. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

39. Soldier Bear by Bibi Dumon Tak

38. If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

37. Virals by Kathy Reichs (audiobook)

36. Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence

35. I Am Malala: Young Readers Edition by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick

34. Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena

33. Beauty Queens by Linda Bray (audiobook)

32. The Crown by Kiera Cass

31. The Heir by Kiera Cass

30. The One by Kiera Cass

29. The Elite by Kiera Cass

28. The Selection by Kiera Cass (audiobook)

27. The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

26. Skellig by David Almond (audiobook)

25. The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman (audiobook)

24. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (audiobook)

23. Strike!: The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights

22. Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum

21. Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin

20. The Boys who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose

19. Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin

18. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

17. The Borden Murders by Sarah Miller

16. Audacity by Melanie Crowder

15. The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf

14. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

13. The Family Romanaov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

12. Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life by Catherine Reef

11. Albert Einstein (Giants of Science) by Kathleen Krull

10. Almost Astronauts by Tanya Lee Stone

9. The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin

8. Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail Jarrow

7. Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana (Juvenile)

6. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown (Juvenile Graphic Novel)

5. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

4. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

3. The First Bad Man by Miranda July

2. Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

1. Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

Children and YA Books Under 100 Pages
xix. Can I Play, Too?
xviii. Jacob's New Dress
xvii. Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust
xvi. Secret of the Dance
xv. When Thunder Comes
xiv. Click Clack Moo
xiii. How My Parents Learned to Eat
xii. Mixed Me!
xi. Neighborhood Sharks by Katherine Roy
x. Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh
ix. The Octopus Scientists by Sy Montgomery
viii. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
vii. Tricky Vic by Greg Pizzoli
vii. Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri and Randy Duburke
vi. You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon by Harriet Ziefert
v. Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman by Kathleen Krull and David Diaz
iv. We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson
iii. Place Hacking: Venturing Off Limits by Michael J. Rosen
ii. The Elephant Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series) by Caitlin O'Connell
i. Gravity by Jason Chin

Billy's Books 2016

1. The Good Girls Revolt
by Lynn Povich

2. Unspeakable
by Meghan Daum

3. Just Mercy
by Bryan Stevenson

4. Mislaid
by Nell Zink

5. War Brides
Helen Bryan

6. Sex Object
by Jessica Valenti

7. Timebound
by Rysa Walker

8. Before I Go to Sleep
by S.J. Watson

9. Time's Echo
by Rysa Walker

10. Time's Edge
by Rysa Walker

11. Time's Mirror
by Rysa Walker

12. Time's Divide
by Rysa Walker

13. The Gunslinger
by Stephen King

14. The Drawing of the Three
by Stephen King

15. The Hopefuls
by Jennifer Close

16. She's Not There
by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Brent's Books 2016

50. Oblivion
David Foster Wallace

49. Turtle Diary
Russell Hoban

48. The Doors of the Sea: Where Is God In the Tsunami?
David Bentley Hart

47. The True Deciever
Tove Jansson

46. The Summer Book
Tove Jansson

45. We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

44. Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation
Irwin W. Lutzer

43. Benefit of the Doubt: Smashing the Idol of Certainty
Gregory Boyd

42. The Takeover
Muriel Spark

41. The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga

40. The New Asceticism: Sexuality, Gender, and the Quest for God
Sarah Coakley

39. Ant Colony
Michael DeForge

38. A Long Faithlessness: The Case for Christian Perseverance
Scot McKnight

37. Epistle to the Corinthians
Clement of Rome

36. Lady Susan
Jane Austen

35. The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It
Peter Enns

34. Day of the Triffids
John Wyndam

33. Hillbilly Elegy
J. D. Vance

32. Mouse Guard: Tales of the Guard
David Petersen

31. A Farewell to Mars
Brian Zahnd

30. Portnoy's Compaint
Philip Roth

29. The Death Ray
Daniel Clowes

28. The Men Who Stare at Goats
Jon Ronson

27. The Last Gentleman
Walker Percy

26. The Elephant in the Room
Jon Ronson

25. Surprised by Hope
N.T. Wright

24. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Philip K. Dick

23. Antony and Cleapatro
William Shakespeare

22. Bloodchild and Other Stories
Octavia Butler

21. The Headmaster's Wife
Thomas Christopher Greene

20. A Kiss Before Dying
Ira Levin

19. Between the World and Me
Ta-Neishi Coates

18. Beloved
Toni Morrison

17. The Didache
The Twelve Apostles

16. Batman: The Black Mirror
Scott Snyder and Franco Francavilla

15. American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare, the Story of Gypsy Lee Rose
Karen Abbott

14. Water to Wine
Brian Zahnd

13. Tracks
Louise Erdrich

12. Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen

11. Winter of Our Discontent
John Steinbeck

10. Dear Life
Alice Munro

9. The Beggar
Naguib Mahfouz

8. The Twits
Roald Dahl

7. For Calvinism
Michael Horton

6. The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco

5. The Fall
Albert Camus

4. Going Clear
Lawrence Right

3. Crossing to Safety
Wallace Stegner

2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl

1. Silence
Shusako Endo

Christopher's Books 2016

50. Ancillary Justice
by Ann Leckie
49. The Summer Book
by Tove Jansson
48. The Dud Avocado
by Elaine Dundy
47. The Takeover
by Muriel Spark
46. Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout
45. Invisible Cities
by Italo Calvino
44. The Floating Opera
by John Barth
43. The Three Christs of Ypsilanti
by Milton Rokeach
42. The Other
by Thomas Tryon
41. Lady Susan
by Jane Austen
40. All the Pretty Horses
by Cormac McCarthy
39. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
by Philip K. Dick
38. The Progress of Love
by Alice Munro
37. Appointment in Samarra
by John O'Hara
36. Losing Battles
by Eudora Welty
35. Tracks
by Louise Erdrich
34. The Death of the Heart
by Elizabeth Bowen
33. The Ballad of Peckham Rye
by Muriel Spark
32. A Severed Head
by Iris Murdoch
31. Heroes of the Frontier
by Dave Eggers
30. Chronicle of a Death Foretold
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
29. The Golden Child
by Penelope Fitzgerald
28. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
by Jeanette Winterson
27. The Man Who Loved Children
by Christina Stead
26. The Slynx
by Tatyana Tolstaya
25. Speedboat
by Renata Adler
24. The Thanatos Syndrome
by Walker Percy
23. The Human Stain
by Philip Roth
22. Lives of Girls and Women
by Alice Munro
21. Tempest-Tost
by Robertson Davies
20. Anne of Green Gables
by Lucy Maud Montgomery
19. Reckless Eyeballing
by Ishmael Reed
18. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
by Carson McCullers
17. Despair
by Vladimir Nabokov
16. Wide Sargasso Sea
by Jean Rhys
15. Kangaroo
by D. H. Lawrence
14. SPQR
by Mary Beard
13. The Napoleon of Notting Hill
by G. K. Chesterton
12. Sula
by Toni Morrison
11. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
by Philip K. Dick
10. Krik? Krak!
by Edwidge Danticat
9. Argall
by William T. Vollmann
8. The Beginning of Spring
by Penelope Fitzgerald
7. Typee
by Herman Melville
6. The Moon and Sixpence
by W. Somerset Maugham
5. Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri
4. The Unicorn
by Iris Murdoch
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
by Edward Albee
2. Nostromo
by Joseph Conrad
1. The Givenness of Things
by Marilynne Robinson

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Travis' Books 2012

1. I Believe: Exploring the Apostles' Creed by Alistair McGrath
2. Father, Son, & Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, & Relevance by Bruce A. Ware
3. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan
4. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang
5. Called to be Holy by John Oswalt
6. Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell
7. Five Views on Sanctification. Editor, Stanley N. Gundry
8. Canons of the Second Council of Orange by F.H. Woods
9. Man's Faith and Freedom: The Theological Influence of Jacobus Arminius. Editor, Gerald O. McCulloh
10. Preaching that Connects: Using Techniques of Journalists to Add Impact to Your Sermons by Mark Galli & Craig Brian Larson
11. Mr. Monk is Miserable by Lee Goldberg
12. The Garner Files, a Memoir by James Garner and Jon Winokur
13. The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
14. Discovering Christian Holiness: The Heart of Wesleyan-Holiness Theology by Diane Leclerc
15. Counterfeit Revival by Hank Hanegraaff
16. The Holy Spirit by J. Patout Burns and Father Gerald M. Fagin
17. After Nathaniel by Kristina Clemens
18. Columbo: The Helter Skelter Murders by William Harrington
19. Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno
Son of a Wanted Man by Louis L'Amour
21. Fire in the Sky by Don Pendleton
22. The Disappearing Floor by Franklin W. Dixon
23. The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
24. Visioneering: God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision by Andy Stanley
25. In My Time by Dick Cheney
26. Life With God: Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation by Richard Foster
27. Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Billy's Books 2012

1. 11/22/63
by Stephen King
2. Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors
by Benjamin Wallace
3. Duke Sucks
by Reed Tucker and Andy Bagwell
4. The Miseducation of Cameron Post
by Emily Danforth

Nathan's Books 2012

8. Difficult Loves by Italo Calvino
7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
5. The Book of Hours by Rainer Maria Rilke
4. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
3. A Place of My Own by Michael Pollan
2. Rashomon and Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
1. Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne

Brent's Books 2012

50. The Elizabethan World Picture
E.M.W. Tillyard

49. Inventing English
 Seth Lerer

48. The Cambridge Introduction to Eighteenth Century Poetry
John Sitter

47. The Art of Civilized Conversation
Margaret Shephard

46. Scenes From An Impending Marriage
Adrian Tomine

45. Only Joking: What's So Funny About Making People Laugh?
Jimmy Carr / Lucy Greeves

44. Flight Behavior
Barbara Kingsolver

43. What Every Web Developer Should Know About HTTP
K. Scott Allen

42. Because You Have To
Joan Frank

41. And Now We Shall Do Manly Things
Craig J. Heimbuch

40. Reinventing Comics
Scott McCloud

39. The Tempest
William Shakespeare

28-38. The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, The Carnivorous Carnival, The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril
Lemony Snicket

27. The Shakespeare Wars
Ron Rosenblum

26. The Professor and the Madman
Simon Winchester

25. The Bridge to San Luis Rey
Thornton Wilder

24. Congress of the Animals
Jim Woodring

23. The Good Pope
Greg Tobin

22. A Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England
Ian Mortimer

21. Millie Fierce
Jane Manning

20. The Merchant of Venice
William Shakespeare

19. Looking for Alaska
John Green

18. The Last of the Innocent
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

17. The Postmortal
Drew Magary

16. Fast Food Nation
Eric Schlosser

15. The American Bible
 Stephen Prothero

14. You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup
Peter Doggett

13. Virgil and Beatrice
 Yann Martel

12. American Pastoral
Philip Roth

11. The Dip
Seth Godin

10. Babywise
Gary Ezzo

9. Hail to the Chief
Ed McBain

8. My Teacher Is An Alien
Bruce Coville

7. Shakespeare: The World As a Stage
Bill Bryson

6. Supergods
Grant Morrison

5. Island of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O'Dell

4. The Light Fantastic
Terry Pratchett

3. Coriolanus
William Shakespeare

2. Tractatus-Logico-Philosophicus
Ludwig Wittgenstein

1. Matilda
Roald Dahl

Christopher's Books 2012

by Philip K. Dick
54. Middlemarch
by George Eliot
53. Flesh of My Flesh
by Kaja Silverman
52. Titus Andronicus
by William Shakespeare
51. Timon of Athens
by William Shakespeare
50. A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
49. Faust
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
48. Flight Behavior
by Barbara Kingsolver
47. The Merry Wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare
46. The Last Temptation of Christ
by Nikos Kazantzakis
45. Henry VI, Part Two
by William Shakespeare
44. The Fifth Queen Crowned
by Ford Madox Ford
43. The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
42. Literary Theory: An Introduction
by Terry Eagleton
41. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
by Philip K. Dick
40. Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics
by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
39. The Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri
38. The Century
by Alain Badiou
37. The Cockatoos
by Patrick White
36. Call it Sleep
by Henry Roth
35. The Birth of Tragedy
by Friedrich Nietzsche
34. Sabbath's Theater
by Philip Roth
33. The Theory of the Novel
by Georg Lukacs
32. The Lost Books of the Odyssey
by Zachary Mason
31. Offshore
by Penelope Fitzgerald
30. Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare
29. Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy
28. The Confessions of Nat Turner
by William Styron
27. The Crying of Lot 49
by Thomas Pynchon
26. Privy Seal
by Ford Madox Ford
25. Summer
by Edith Wharton
24. Troilus and Cressida
by William Shakespeare
23. The Shakespeare Wars
by Ron Rosenbaum
22. Northanger Abbey
by Jane Austen
21. Miss Lonelyhearts
by Nathanael West
20. Henry IV, Part Two
by William Shakespeare
19. Jude the Obscure
by Thomas Hardy
18. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers
17. The Chosen
by Chaim Potok
16. Housekeeping
by Marilynne Robinson
15. Baudolino
by Umberto Eco
14. Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro
13. The Fifth Queen
by Ford Madox Ford
12. The Blue Flower
by Penelope Fitzgerald
11. Sister Carrie
by Theodore Dreiser
10. Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston
9. Watership Down
by Richard Adams
8. Black Boy
by Richard Wright
7. Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare
by Jonathan Gil Harris
6. Richard III
by William Shakespeare
5. Coriolanus
by William Shakespeare
4. Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
3. The Mandelbaum Gate
by Muriel Spark
2. Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen1. This Side of Paradise
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sunday, January 1, 2006

Jeremiah's Books 2017

1. Confronting the Classics, Mary Beard
2. Peril at End House, Agatha Christie
3. An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir

Randy's Books 2017

(1) The Familiar, Volume 3: Honeysuckle & Pain
by Mark Z. Danielewski

(2) Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States
by Daniel LaChance

(3) The Paris Review, No. 219, Winter 2016

(4) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
by Ken Kesey

(5) The Paris Review, No. 220, Spring 2017

(6) The Satanic Verses
by Salman Rushdie

(7) Don Quixuote
by Miguel de Cervantes

(8) The Gunslinger
by Stephen King

(9) Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
by Daniel H. Pink

(10) Lectures on Don Quixote
by Vladimir Nabokov

(11) Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both
by Adam Galinsky & Maurice Schweitzer

(12) The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
by Junot Diaz

(13) Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace

(14) The Winning Oral Argument: Enduring Principles with Supporting Comments from the Literature
by Bryan Garner

(15) Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
by Anders Ericsson & Robert Pool

(16) The Paris Review, No. 221, Fall 2017

(17) The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
by Steven Pinker

Best of, 2017.

Billy's Books 2017

1. The Sellout
by Paul Beatty

2. Gulp
by Mary Roach

3. The Last Days of the Incas
by Kim MacQuarrie

4. Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?
by Alyssa Mastromonaco

5. Cork Dork
by Bianca Bosker

6. The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd

7. The Name of the Wind
by Patrick Rothfuss

Brittany's Books 2017

Brittany's Books 2017

a potentially inaccurate list due to #thatgradschoollife

Brittany's Top 3 Books of 2017

20. An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
19. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
18. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes (audio)
17. Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray (audio)
16. My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata 
15. Hamilton: The Revolution by Jeremy McCarter, Lin-Manuel Miranda (audio)
14. Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (audio)
13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
12. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
6. Working Stiff: 2 Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek (audio)
5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (audio)
4. The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer (audio)
3. One More Thing by BJ Novak (audio)
2. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (audio)
1. Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (audio)

Unfinished Books: 
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Chloe's Books 2017

1. Robinson by Muriel Spark
2. The Brothers Vonnegut by Ginger Strand
3. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
5. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
6. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
7. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
8. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
9. The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
10. Every Day by David Levithan
11. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
12. A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
13. The Mandelbaum Gate by Muriel Spark
14. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
15. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
16. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
17. The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
18. A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
19. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
20. Nobody is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey
21. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
22. Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
23. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
24. Shrill by Lindy West
25. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
26. Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
27. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
28. The Fly Trap by Frederik Sjöberg
29. Expecting Better by Emily Oster
30. How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
31. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume
32. A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
33. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
34. Only the Little Bone by David Huddle
35. Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
36. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
37. Moonglow by Michael Chabon
38. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
39. The House Girl by Tara Conklin
40. Men We Reaped Jesmyn Ward
41. Coming to my Senses by Alice Waters
42. La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
43. When I was Puerto Rican by Esmerelda Santiago
44. At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
45. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
46. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
47. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
48. The Leavers by Lisa Ko
49. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
50. The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

Top 10 of 2017!

Christopher's Books 2017

67. Love in the Ruins
by Walker Percy
66. Molloy
by Samuel Beckett
65. Martian Time-Slip
by Philip K. Dick
64. Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath
by Sigrid Undset
63. Foundation
by Isaac Asimov
62. Exercises in Style
by Raymond Queneau
61. The Country of the Pointed Firs
by Sarah Orne Jewett
60. The Art of Fiction
by John Gardner
59. Mr. Fortune
by Sylvia Townsend Warner
58. Count Magnus and Other Stories
by M. R. James
57. Demian
by Herman Hesse
56. The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison
55. Sanctuary
by William Faulkner
54. Purple Hibiscus
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
53. The Republic of Wine
by Mo Yan
52. The Honorary Consul
by Graham Greene
51. Mystery and Manners
by Flannery O'Cononor
50. The Crossing
by Cormac McCarthy
49. Bird by Bird
by Anne Lamott
48. The Bingo Palace
by Louise Erdrich
47. Passing
by Nella Larsen
46. I Served the King of England
by Bohumil Hrabal
45. The Radiance of the King
by Camara Laye
44. Children of the Mind
by Orson Scott Card
43. The Glass Castle
by Jeanette Walls
42. Letty Fox: Her Luck
by Christina Stead
41. The Sinking of the Odradek Stadium
by Harry Mathews
40. Girl with the Curious Hair
by David Foster Wallace
39. The Bean Trees
by Barbara Kingsolver
38. Fifth Business
by Robertson Davies
37. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
by Mordecai Richler
36. A Death in the Family
by James Agee
35. Breakfast at Tiffany's
by Truman Capote
34. The Death of Napoleon
by Simon Leys
33. The Bachelors
by Muriel Spark
32. Dance of the Happy Shades
by Alice Munro
31. Sartor Resartus
by Thomas Carlyle
30. The Chess Garden
by Brooks Hansen
29. Nightwood
by Djuna Barnes
28. The House of Seven Gables
by Nathaniel Hawthorne
27. Universal Harvester
by John Darnielle
26. Don't Look Now
by Daphne du Maurier
25. Pitch Dark
by Renata Adler
24. Stoner
by John Williams
23. The Republic of Pirates
by Colin Woodard
22. The Twyborn Affair
by Patrick White
21. Independent People
by Halldor Laxness
20. The Medusa Frequency
by Russell Hoban
19. Runaway
by Alice Munro
18. We Have Always Lived in the Castle
by Shirley Jackson
17. The Confidence-Man
by Herman Melville
16. Solaris
by Stanislaw Lem
15. American Jesus
by Stephen Prothero
14. On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry
by William Gass
13. Augustus
by John Williams
12. Girl Code
by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser
11. The Spider's House
by Paul Bowles
10. The True Deceiver
by Tove Jansson
9. Loving
by Henry Green
8. Othello
by William Shakespeare
7. The Mosquito Coast
by Paul Theroux
6. A Perfect Vacuum
by Stanislaw Lem
5. The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
4. Dear Life
by Alice Munro
3. Herzog
by Saul Bellow
2. Hillbilly Elegy
by J. D. Vance
1. The Robber Bridegroom
by Eudora Welty

Brent's Books 2017

The Best:
My Top 10 of 2017

The List:

1. The Black Stallion
Walter Farley

2. The Damnation of Theron Ware
Harold Frederic

3. Reading Revelation Responsibly
Michael Gorman

4. Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi

5. Seeing Is Believing: Experiencing Jesus Through Imaginative Prayer
Greg Boyd

6. The Black Stallion Returns
Walter Farley

7. Runaway
Alice Munro

8. Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee

9. Pastoralia
George Saunders

10. Inventing the Flat Earth
Jeffrey Burton Russell

11. Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison

12. An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter
Cesar Aira

13. Memento Mori
Muriel Spark

14. You, Restless, and No Longer Reformed
 Austin Fischer

15. A More Christlike God
Brad Jersak

16. The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood

17. Fair Play
Tove Jansson

18. Voss
Patrick White

19. The Great Divorce
C.S. Lewis

20. Under the Net
Iris Murdoch

21. Disarming Scripture
Derek Flood

22. Play It as It Lays
Joan Didion

23. Jack of Shadows
Roger Zelazny

24. Idaho
Emily Ruskovich

25. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl

26. On the Incarnation

27. Old Man's War
John Scalzi

28. Home
Marilynne Robinson

29. Christus Victor
Gustf Aulen

30. The Medusa Frequency
Russell Hoban

31. Son of the Black Stallion
Walter Farley

32. How to Be Evangelical Without Being Conservative
Roger Olson

33. The Black Stallion and Satan
Walter Farley

34. Psalms: The Church's Prayer Book
Deitrich Bonnhoeffer

35. The Medusa Frequency
Russell Hoban

36. An Unnecessary Woman
Rabih Alameddine

37. The Towers of Trezibond
Rose Macauley

38. Hail, Holy Queen
Scott Hahn

39. Brighton Rock
Graham Greene

40. Walkabout
James Vance Marshall

41. Post Office
Charles Bukowski

42. Texts Under Negotiation: The Bible in Postmodern Thought
Walter Brueggermann

43. The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective
Terence E. Fretheim

44. Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You
Alice Munro

45. Jesus and the Disinherited
Howard Thurman

46. The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
Henri Nouwen

47. The Black Stallion's Filly
Walter Farley

48. Kleinzeit
Russell Hoban

49. Jamaica Inn
Daphne Du Maurier

50. Evangelical Theology
Karl Barth

51. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

52. Measure for Measure
William Shakespeare

Randy's Books 2015

(1)  Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
by Kim Cooper

(2)  The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law
by Mark Herrmann

(3) The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown

(4)  The Paris Review, No. 211, Winter 2014

(5) Law's Empire
by Ronald Dworkin

(6) Of Mice and Men
by John Steinbeck

(7) The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability
Edward A. Polloway, ed.

(8)  Southern Exposure: Modern Japanese Literature from Okinawa
Michael Molasky and Steve Rabson, eds.

(9) The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America
by Naomi Murakawa

(10)  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer

(11)  Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment?
edited by Hugo Bedau and Paul Cassell

(12) The Paris Review, No. 212, Spring 2015

(13) The Killing Joke
by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland

(14) Watchmen
by Alan Moore

(15) The Art of Advocacy: Briefs, Motions, and Writing Strategies of America's Best Lawyers
by Noah A. Messing

(16) The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro

(17) Storytelling for Lawyers
by Philip N. Meyer

(18)  Call Me Home
by Megan Kruse

(19)  The Hero with a Thousand Faces
by Joseph Campbell

(20) The Familiar, Volume 1: One Rainy Day in May
by Mark Z. Danielewski

(21) Cat's Cradle
by Kurt Vonnegut

(22) The Paris Review, No. 213, Summer 2015

(23) The Case Against the Supreme Court
by Erwin Chemerinsky

(24) Go Set a Watchman
by Harper Lee

(25) The Meursault Investigation
by Kamel Daoud

(26) Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline

(27) Modern Romance
by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

(28) Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern

(29) Yes Please
by Amy Poehler

(30) Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead
Frank Meeink with Jody M. Roy, Ph.D

(31) Code Talker
by Chester Nez with Judith Schiess Avila

(32) Minding the Law
by Anthony G. Amsterdam and Jerome Bruner

(33) The First Bad Man
by Miranda July

(34)  The Paris Review, No. 214, Fall 2015

(35) Hamlet
by William Shakespeare

(36) Eileen
by Otessa Moshfegh

(37) The Collapse of American Criminal Justice
by William J. Stuntz

Best of 2015

Brittany's Books 2015

Top Books of 2015

67. Winter by Marissa Meyer

66. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

65. Dash by Kirby Larson

64. Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai

63. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances by Lenore Look (Children's)

62. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look (Children's)

61. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look(Children's)

60. Laika by Nick Abadzis (YA Graphic Novel)

59. A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached (YA Graphic Novel)

58. March (book 1) by Jon Lewis (YA Graphic Novel)

57. Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol (YA Graphic Novel)

56. The Mystery of Meerkat Hill by Alexander McCall Smith (Children's Mystery)

55. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (YA Mystery)

54. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirsten Cronn-Mills

53. Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba by Margarita Engle (Poetry Historical Fiction)

52. brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Poetry Memoir)

51. How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson (Poetry Memoir)

50. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (YA Graphic Novel - Printz Award)

49. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

48. Dante and Aristotle Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

47. A + E 4ever by Ilike Merey (YA Graphic Novel - Stonewall Award)

46. El Deafo by Cece Bell (Children's Graphic Novel)

45. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart (Children's)

44. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (Children's)

43. This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki (YA Graphic Novel)

42. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (YA)

41. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (YA - poetry)

40. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (YA)

39. Fat Angie by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo (YA - Stonewall Award)

38. Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle (YA - Stonewall Award)

37. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

36. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

35. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling

34. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne (Children's)

33. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White (Children's)

32. The Children Act by Ian McEwan

31. NW by Zadie Smith

30. Code Talker by Chester Nez

29. Colorless Tsukuru Taziki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

28. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

27. Alex by Pierre Lemaitre

26. World War Z by Max Brooks (audiobook)

25. Yes Please by Amy Poehler (audiobook)

24. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (audiobook)

23. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

22. Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie

21. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

20. The Secret History by Donna Tartt

19. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

18. Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (YA)

17. The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley (YA)

16. And We Stay by Jennie Hubbard (YA)

15. The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

14. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (YA)

13. Push by Sapphire

12. Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America

11. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

10. Atonement by Ian McEwan

9. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson (YA)

8. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

7. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

6. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

5. The Color Master by Aimee Bender

4. The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain

3. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

2. Paper Towns by John Green (YA)

1. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

(I am taking a Children's Lit class for my MLIS which means I am reading picture books, middle readers, and YA fiction in much greater numbers than before. I have decided not to count books under 100 pages - those books will be counted in Roman numerals for my own records. *** means it is an exceptional/important book, ** means it is a good book, * means I hate it and would never buy it for any kids I know)

xxx. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson, illustrated by Peter Parnell (***)

xxix. Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Cindy Trumbore, illustrated by Susan L. Roth (**) - buy for kids interested in birds or nonfiction

xxviii. Firefly July, poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

xxvii. The Arrival by Shaun Tan (a wordless YA graphic novel)

xxvi. Me, Frida by Amy Novesky illustrated by David Diaz (**) - the text and story is way better than Viva Frida, but the art is less aesthetically interesting. Overall better, but not the Frida children's book I want.

xxv. Diego Rivera by Duncan Tonatiuh (**) - buy for kids interested in art

xxiv. Dear Primo by Duncan Tonatiuh (**) - buy for kids with family abroad

xxiii. Little Red Riding Hood by Trina Schart Hyman (**)

xxii. Lon Po Po by Edward Young (*) - strong dislike of the illustrative style

xxi. Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya (***) - a modern Spanglish update on a classic about two females who don't need a man to take care of them

xx: Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel (***) - I don't know why this book is so charming, but it is

xix. Waiting is Not Easy by Mo Willems (***) - buy for lower elementary

xviii. You are (not) small by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant (*)

xvii. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (*)

xvi. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and Erin E Stead (***) - buy for lower elementary

xv. Maria Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez (*)

xiv. Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya (***) - buy for lower elementary

xiii. Nino Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales (***) - buy for lower elementary, esp. mix-gender siblings

xii. Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh (***) - buy for upper elementary

xi. Martin de Porres by Gary D. Schmidt (**)

x. Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh (***) - buy for upper elementary

ix. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems (**)

viii. The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (***) - buy for lower elementary

vii. Firebird by Misty Copeland and Christopher Myers (***) - buy for dancer kids

vi. This Day In June by Gayle E. Pitman an Kristyna Litten (***) - buy for Pride month

v. Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner (*)

iv. Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales (**)

iii. Picture This: How Pictures Work by Molly Bang

ii. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (*)

i. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg (**) - buy for Christmas holiday

Courtney's Books 2015

Christopher's Books 2015

50. Go Set a Watchman
by Harper Lee
49. The Unvanquished
by William Faulkner
48. The Matisse Stories
by A. S. Byatt
47. My Name is Red
by Orhan Pamuk
46. The Wake
by Paul Kingsnorth
45. Reflections in a Golden Eye
by Carson McCullers
44. Love's Labour's Lost
by William Shakespeare
43. The Snows of Kilimanjaro
by Ernest Hemingway
42. Fun Home
by Alison Bechdel
41. Ficciones
by Jorge Luis Borges
40. Cane
by Jean Toomer
39. The House on the Strand
by Daphne du Maurier
38. Staying with Relations
by Rose Macaulay
37. Go Tell It on the Mountain
by James Baldwin
36. Swann's Way
by Marcel Proust
35. Volcano
by Shusaku Endo
34. The Golden Apples
by Eudora Welty
33. Grendel
by John Gardner
32. The Cyberiad
by Stanislaw Lem
31. The Second Coming
by Walker Percy
30. Angle of Repose
by Wallace Stegner
29. Beowulf
by Seamus Heaney
28. Play It as It Lays
by Joan Didion
27. Territorial Rights
by Muriel Spark
26. The Solid Mandala
by Patrick White
25. Under the Net
by Iris Murdoch
24. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer
by Philip K. Dick
23. The Golden Gate
by Vikram Seth
22. Cold Comfort Farm
by Stella Gibbons
21. The Spire
by William Golding
20. Innocence
by Penelope Fitzgerald
19. Reynard the Fox
by James Simpson
18. Fell of Dark
by Patrick Downes
17. Nothing Like the Sun
by Anthony Burgess
16. The Sense of an Ending
by Frank Kermode
15. The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro
14. All the Stories of Muriel Spark
by Muriel Spark
13. Richard II
by William Shakespeare
12. The Moviegoer
by Walker Percy
11. Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley
10. The Quiet American
by Graham Greene
9. The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
8. Turtle Diary
by Russell Hoban
7. Delta Wedding
by Eudora Welty
6. Uncle Silas
by Sheridan Le Fanu
5. Mumbo Jumbo
by Ishmael Reed
4. The Gate of Angels
by Penelope Fitzgerald
3. The Call of the Wild
by Jack London
2. Lila
by Marilynne Robinson
1. Tenth of December
by George Saunders