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2012 Book List

A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir
by Elena Gorokhova
Led by Professor Christopher Long

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

A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini
Led by Professor Leslie Moore

Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less from Each Other
by Sherry Turkle
Led by Professor Keri Stephens

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
by Katherine Schulz
Led by Professor Nancy Roser

Change Your Life Through Travel
by Jillian Robinson
Led by Professor James Patton

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

DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, & the Coming Transformation of Higher Education
by Anya Kamenetz
Led by Professor Gretchen Ritter

Dracula
by Bram Stoker
Led by Professor Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

Embassytown
by China Mievelle
Led by Professor Shelley Payne

Emma
by Jane Austen
Led by Professor Janine Barchas

Flatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions
by Edwin Abbott
Led by Professor Linda Henderson

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
by Douglas Hofstadter
Led by Professor David Laude

Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero
by Charles Sprawson
Led by Professor Carol Mackay

Jane Fairfax—The Secret Story of the Second Heroine in Jane Austen’s Emma
by Joan Aiken
Led by Professor Chiu-MiLai

Jayber Crow
by Wendell Berry
Led by Professor Robert Jensen

Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman
Led by Professor Paul Sullivan

Life is Yours to Win: Lessons Forged from the Purpose, Passion, and Magic of Baseball
by Augie Garrido
Led by Professor Douglas Bruster

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

Man’s Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl
Led by Professor William Winslade

Marcovaldo: or the Seasons in the City
by Italo Calvino
Led by Professor Antonella Olson

Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade and How We Can Fight It
by David Batstone
Led by Professor Noël Busch-Armendariz

Oedipus Rex
by Sophocles
Led by Professor William Powers

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
by Charles Darwin
Led by Professor J. Craig Wheeler

Packing for Mars
by Mary Roach
Led by Professor Arturo De Lozanne

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

Persepolis
by Marjane Satrapi
Led by Professor Alexandra Wettlaufer

Room
by Emma Donoghue
Led by Professor Elizabeth Cullingford

Seven Pleasures—Essays on Ordinary Happiness
by Willard Spiegelman
Led by Professor Tara Smith

Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut
Led by Professor Rob Owen

Straight Man
by Richard Russo
Led by Professor Keith Brown

Suits: A Woman on Wall Street
by Nina Godiwalla
Led by Professor Regina Hughes

Sustainable Energy—without the hot air
by David JC MacKay
Led by Professor Mike Downer

The Ajax Dilemma
by Paul Woodruff
Led by Professor Philip Varghese

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

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
by Leonard Mlodinow
Michael Starbird

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
by Edward Albee
Led by Professor Paul Woodruff

The Grizzly Years
by Doug Peacock
Led by Professor Stuart Reichler

The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
Led by Professor Mary Steinhardt

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

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

The Power of Habit
by Charles Duhigg
Led by Professor Michael Domjan

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
by Edward FitzGerald
Led by Professor Michael Craig Hillman

The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
Led by Professor Timothy Loving

The Social Animal: the Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
by David Brooks
Led by Professor Larry Carver

The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
Led by Professor Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett
Ross Jennings

The Unlikely Disciple: a Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University
Kevin Roose
Led by Professor Stephen Reese

Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
Led by Professor Bob Duke

Tuesdays with Morrie
by Mitch Albom
Led by Professor Patrick Davis

We
by Evgeny Zamyatin
Led by Professor Thomas Garza

Wealth
by Aristophanes
Thomas Pangle
Led by Professor Government

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows
by Melanie Joy
Led by Professor Jerome Bump