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2015 Book List

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

All Quiet on the Western Front
by Erich Maria Remarque
Professor Alan Cline

The Bell Jar
by Sylvia Plath
Professor Michael Hillman

Black Like Me
by Howard Griffin
Professor Linda Ferreira-Buckley

Blindness
by José Saramago
Professor Paula Murray

Blue Mind
by Wallace J Nichols
Professor

Change Your Life Through Travel
by Jillian Robinson
Professor James Patton

Clean
by David Sheff
Professor Lori Holleran Steiker

College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be
by Andrew Delbanco
Professors Mechele Dickerson and Mary Rose

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
by Mark Haddon
Professor Judith Jellison

Dracula
by Bram Stoker
Professor Elizabeth Richmond-Garza

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
by Muriel Barbery
Professor Elizabeth Pomeroy

Embassytown
by China Mievelle
Professor Shelley Payne

Emma
by Jane Austen
Professor Janine Barchas

Everything That Rises Must Converge
by Flannery O’Connor
Professor Michael Adams

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

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
by Edmund de Waal
Professor Christopher Long

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
Professor Joy Penticuff

Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
by Daniel Quinn
Professor Jessica Toste

Lean In
by Sheryl Sandberg
Professor Keri Stephens

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

Logicomix
by Doxiadis and Papadimitrou
Professor Sinan Dogramaci

The Lost Books of the Odyssey
by Zachary Mason
Professor Adam Rabinowitz

Loud Hands: Autistic People Speaking
by Julia Bascom
Professor Andrew Dell’Antonio

Man’s Search for Meaning
by Victor Frankl
Professor Bill Winslade

Marbles
by Ellen Forney
Professor Stephen Sonnenberg

The Mists of Avalon
by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Professor Eric Anslyn

The Moonstone
by Wilkie Collins
Professor Carol MacKay

My Beautiful City Austin
by David Heymann
Professor David Heymann

My Stroke of Insight
by Jill Bolte Taylor
Professor Larry Abraham

Neither Here Nor There
by Bill Bryson
Professor James Vick

Never Let Me Go
by Kazuo Ishiguro
President Gregory Fenves

Oryx and Crake
by Margaret Atwood
Professor Rebecca Bigler

Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa
by Keith Richburg
Professor Kelley Crews

Perfect Pitch
by Jon Steel
Professor Jon Murphy

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg
Professor Mary Steinhardt

Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to do the Right Thing
by Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe
Professor David Springer

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
by Dan Ariely
Professor Keryn Pasch

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
by Susan Cain
Professor Ross Jennings

Red Harvest
by Dashiell Hammett
Professor Brian Bremen

Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe
Professor Brent Iverson

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Pearce
by Jeff Hobbs
Professor Fran Dorn

The Silent Duchess
by Dacia Maraini
Professor Antonella Olson

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
by Jon Ronson
Professor Lewis Randolp

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

T-Rex & the Crater of Doom
by Walter Alvarez
Professor Arturo De Lozanne

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

Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
Professor Bob Duke

A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khalid Hosseini
Professor Leslie Moore

Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window
by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
Professor Angela Nonaka

Tuesdays with Morrie
by Mitch Albom
Professor Patrick Davis

Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture
by Erez Aiden
Professor David Laude

We
by Evgeny Zamyatin
Professor Thomas Garza

We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out
by Richard Jensen
Professor Richard Jensen

White Noise
by Don DeLillo
Professor Keith Brown

Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story
by Jim Holt
Professor J. Craig Wheeler

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
by Robert Pirsig
Professor Stuart Reichler