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2017 Book List

A Technique for Producing Ideas
By: James Webb Young
Led by Brad Love, Advertising

A Thousand Splendid Suns
By: Khaled Hosseini
Led by Leslie A Moore, Educational Psychology

Air Guitar
By: Dave Hickey
Led by Douglas J Dempster, Theatre and Dance

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
By: Lewis Carroll
Led by Jerome F Bump, English

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction
By: David Sheff
Led by Lori K Holleran Steiker, Social Work

Black Like Me
By: John Howard Griffin
Led by Linda Ferreira-Buckley, Rhetoric and Writing

Blindness
By: José Saramago
Led by Robert A Prentice, Business, Government, and Society

Call an Audible
By: Daron K. Roberts
Led by Daron K Roberts, Center for Sports & Leadership

Called to Rise: A Life in Faithful Service to the Community That Made Me
By: David O. Brown and Michelle Burford
Led by Courtney T Byrd, Communication Science and Disorders

Change Your Life Through Travel
By: Jillian Robinson
Led by James R Patton, Special Education

Communist Manifesto
By: Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
Led by Snehal A Shingavi, English

Criptiques
By: Caitlin Wood
Led by Andrew F Dell’Antonio, Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Daring Greatly
By: Brene Brown
Led by Mary A Steinhardt, Kinesiology and Health Education

Disgrace
By: J.M. Coetzee
Led by Lorraine Harricombe, UT Libraries

Dracula
By: Bram Stoker
Led by Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, English

Euphoria
By: Lily King
Led by Julia L Mickenberg, American Studies

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
By: Matthew Desmond
Led by Simone A Browne, African and African Diaspora Studies

Go Set a Watchman
By: Harper Lee
Led by Paula C Murray, Business, Government, and Society

Hillbilly Elegy
By: J.D. Vance
Led by James W Vick, Mathematics

Homosexuality in Islam
By: Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle
Led by Pablo Postigo Olsson, Spanish and Portuguese

Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
By: Daniel Quinn
Led by Jessica Toste, Special Education

Life’s Greatest Lessons: 20 Things That Matter
By: Hal Urban
Led by David W Fowler, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

Make it Stick, The Science of Successful Learning
By: Peter C. Brown
Led by Don Winget, Astronomy

Marbles
By: Ellen Forney
Led by Stephen M Sonnenberg, Architecture

Me and You
By: Niccolo’ Ammaniti
Led by Antonella D Olson, French and Italian

Mecanoscrito del segundo origen
By: Manuel de Pedrolo
Led by Juan J Colomina-Almiñana, Mexican American & Latina/o Studies

My Stroke of Insight
By: Jill Bolte Taylor
Led by Lawrence D Abraham, Kinesiology and Health Education

Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness
By: Rita Charon
Led by Yolanda C Padilla, Social Work

Oedipus the King (Oedipus Rex)
By: Sophocles
Led by William C Powers, Law

Our Iceberg is Melting
By: John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber
Led by Linda L Golden, Marketing

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
By: Susan Cain
Led by Ross G Jennings, Accounting

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
By: Sherry Turkle
Led by Keri K Stephens, Communication Studies

Red Harvest
By: Dashiell Hammett
Led by Brian A Bremen, English

Robinson Crusoe and Cast Away
By: Daniel Defoe
Led by Brent L Iverson, Chemistry

Ruined
By: Lynn Nottage
Led by Paul B Woodruff, Philosophy

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
By: Yuval Noah Harari
Led by Laura I Gonzale, Biology

Science Fiction by Scientests
By: Michael Brotherton
Led by J. Craig Wheeler, Astronomy

Strangers in their Own Land
By: Arlie Hochschild
Led by Kirsten L Belgum, Germanic Studies

Supernormal Stimuli
By: Deirdre Barrett
Led by Michael P Domjan, Psychology

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking
By: Edward B. Burger & Michael Starbird
Led by Michael P Starbird, Mathematics

The Engima of Reason
By: Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber
Led by Sinan Dogramaci, Philosophy

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
By: Rebecca Skloot
Led by Arturo De Lozanne, Molecular Biosciences

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
By: Oliver Sacks
Led by Juan M Dominguez, Psychology

The Meaning of Human Existence
By: Edward O. Wilson
Led by William J Winslade, Plan II

The Monkey Wrench Gang
By: Edward Abbey
Led by Stuart A Reichler, Freshman Research Initiative

The Moonstone
By: Wilkie Collins
Led by Carol H MacKay, English

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
By: Michael Pollan
Led by Jay Banner, Geological Sciences

The Silver Chair
By: C.S. Lewis
Led by Robert C Koons, Philosophy

The Sixth Extinction
By: Elizabeth Korbert
Led by Stanley J Roux Jr, Molecular Biosciences

The Sun Also Rises
By: Ernest Hemingway
Led by Keith C Brown, Finance

The True Believer
By: Eric Hoffer
Led by Roderick P Hart, Communication Studies

The Underground Railroad
By: Colson Whitehead
Led by Maurie McInnis, American Studies

The Undoing Project
By: Michael Lewis
Led by Daron R Shaw, Government

Thinking, Fast and Slow
By: Daniel Hahneman
Led by David A Laude, Chemistry

Thunderstruck
By: Elizabeth McCracken
Led by Elizabeth Cullingford, English

Tuesdays with Morrie
By: Mitch Albom
Led by Patrick J Davis, Pharmacy

We
By: Evgeny Zamyatin
Led by Thomas J Garza, Slavic and Eurasian Studies

We Are All Apocalyptic Now
By: Robert Jensen
Led by Robert W Jensen, Journalism