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2009 Book List

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
by John C. Maxwell
Led by Professor Mary Steinhardt

Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
by Lewis Carroll
Led by Professor Jerome Bump

All the Pretty Horses
by Cormac McCarthy
Led by Professor Keith Brown

Blindness
by José Saramago
Led by Professor Robert Prentice

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

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Led by Professor Nancy Roser

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

Chasing the High: A Firsthand Account of One Young Person’s Experience with Substance Abuse
by K Keegan
Led by Professor Lori Holleran Steiker

Christ Stopped at Eboli
Led by by Carlo Levi
Led by Professor Lee Walker

A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole
Led by Professor Timothy Loving

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Led by Professor Ronald Carson

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

Don Quixote
by Miguel de Cervantes
Led by Professor Stanislav Zimic

Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters
by Mark Dunn
Led by Professor Susan Boettcher

Emma
by Jane Austen
Led by Professor Janine Barchas

The End of Oil
by Paul Roberts
Led by Professor David Laude

The F Word: Feminism in Jeopardy
by Kristin Row-Finkbeiner
Led by Professor Janet Walkow

Food in History
by Reay Tannahill
Led by Professor Beryl Simpson

Galileo’s Daughter
by Dava Sobel
Led by Professor Mary Hemenway

The Ghost Map: the Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern
by Steven Johnson
Led by Professor Theodore Aanstoos

Guns, Germs, and Steel
by Jared Diamond
Led by Professor Alan Kaylor Cline

Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex
by Judith Levine
Led by Professor Thomas Hubbard

Homecoming
by Berhard Schlink
Led by Professor Paul Woodruff

An Inconvenient Truth
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

Lakota Woman
by Mary Crow Dog
Led by Professor Erika Bsumek

Life’s Greatest Lessons
by Hal Urban
Led by Professor David Fowler

The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
by Andrew Bacevich
Led by Professor James Vick

Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination
by Susan Douglas
Led by Professor Caroline Polk O’Meara

Man’s Search for Meaning
by Victor Frankl
Led by Professor William Winslade

The Mismeasure of Man
by Stephen Jay Gould
Led by Professor Eli Cox

Mongrel Nation
by Clarence Walker
Led by Professor Robert Abzug

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 WIlliam Powers

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

Outside Lies Magic
by John Stilgoe
Led by Professor Nancy Kwallek

Parable of the Sower
by Octavia Butler
Led by Professor Robert Jensen

Parasite Rex
by Carl Zimmer
Led by Professor Arturo De Lozanne

People of the Book
by Geraldine Brooks
Led by Professor Carol MacKay

Perfect Pitch: The Art of Selling Ideas and Winning New Business
by Jon Steel
Led by Professor John Murphy

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
by Dan Ariely
Led by Professor Ross Jennings

Saturday
by Ian McEwan
Led by Professor Elizabeth Cullingford

The Savage Detectives
by Roberto Bolaño
Led by Professor Ann Reynolds

Sizwe’s Test
by Jonny Steinberg
Led by Professor Barbara Harlow

Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut
Led by Professor Robert Owen

A Technique for Producing Ideas
by James Webb Young
Led by Professor Brad Love

The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
Led by Professor Paul Sullivan

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
Led by Professor Elizabeth Pomeroy

Tuesdays with Morrie
by Mitch Albom
Led by Professor Patrick Davis

We
by Evgeny Zamyatin
Led by Professor Thomas Garza