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2008 Book List

28 Stories of AIDS in Africa
by Stephanie Nolan
Led by Professor James Wilson

An Artist of the Floating World
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Led by Professor Keith Brown

Atonement
by Ian McEwan
Led by Professor Elizabeth Cullingford

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
by Barack Obama
Led by Professor Karl Galinsky

Bacchae
by Euripides, trans. Paul Woodruff
Led by Professor Paul Woodruff

Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder
by Max Sherman
Led by Professor Mary Steinhardt

Black Like Me
by John Howard Griffin
Led by Professor Linda Ferreira-Buckley

Blindness
by José Saramago
Led by Professor Robert Prentice

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Great Speeches
by Winston Churchill, edited by David Cannadine
Led by Professor Larry Carver

Bone
by Fae Ng
Led by Professor Julia Lee

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
by Junot Diaz
Led by Professor Jennifer Wilks

By the Waters of Naturalism
by Andrew P. Porter
Led by Professor Leon Long

The Canon
by Natalie Angier
Led by Professor James Vick

Churchill: A Study in Greatness
by Geoffrey Best
Led by Professor Roger Louis

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
Led by Professor Judith Jellison

Death in the Andes
by Mario Vargas Llosa
Led by Professor Henry Dietz

Dracula
by Bram Stoker
Led by Professor Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

Emma
by Jane Austen
Led by Professor Janine Barchas

The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
by Paul Roberts
Led by Professor David Laude

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
by Mary Shelley
Led by Professor Carol MacKay

The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls
Led by Professor David Springer

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
Led by Professor Alan Cline

Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence
by Robert Bryce
Led by Professor Michael Granof and Robert Bryce

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
by Al Gore
Led by Professor Kara Kockelman

The Inheritance of Loss
by Kiran Desai
Led by Professor Pauline Strong

Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri
Led by Professor Shelley Payne

Jazz
by Toni Morrison
Led by Professor Fran Dorn

Letters to a Young Poet
by Rainer Maria Rilke
Led by Professor Jerry Junkin

Life’s Greatest Lessons: 20 Things That Matter
by Hal Urban
Led by Professor David W. Fowler

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Led by Professor John Murphy

The Mists of Avalon
by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Led by Professor Eric Anslyn

The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
by Hernando De Soto
Led by Professor Prabhudev Konana

The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations on Not Fitting In
by Paisley Rekdal
Led by Professor Chiu-Mi Lai

Oedipus Rex
by Sophocles
Led by President Bill Powers

On Bullshit
by Harry G. Frankfurt
Led by Professor Robert Duke

The Parable of the Sower
by Octavia Butler
Led by Professor Bob Jensen

Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature’s Most Dangerous Creatures
by Carl Zimmer
Led by Professor Arturo DeLozanne

Right of the Dial: The Rise of Clear Channel and the Fall of Commercial Radio
by Alec Foege
Led by Professor Ross Jennings

The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
Led by Professor Paul Sullivan

Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism
by Temple Grandin
Led by Professor Rebecca Neal

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations… One School at a Time
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Led by Professor Nancy Roser

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson
by Mitch Albom
Led by Professor Patrick Davis

We
by Evgeny Zamyatin
Led by Professor Thomas Garza

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
by Stephen Greenblatt
Led by Professor Philip Varghese