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Summer Reading List

Getty Villa (Summer '09)

It’s that time again!  Sometimes I wonder if I was drawn to a career in education simply due to the fact that summer meant a slower pace and a huge pile of books to read!  Now that I am mostly an administrator, it means that I don’t get the long teacher time off, but I still the space in which to feel like there is time for uninterrupted yummy reading.

The List (in no particular order):

  • Nox (Anne Carson)
  • Traveling with Pomegranates  (Sue Monk Kidd; Ann Kidd)
  • The Alchemist’s Kitchen (Susan Rich)
  • Bellocq’s Ophelia (Natasha Tretheway)
  • Seven Secrets of the Savvy School Leader (Robert Evans)
  • Bullet (Laurell K Hamilton)
  • A New Earth (Eckhart Tolle)
  • The Female Brain (Louann Brizendine, MD)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo (Stieg Larsson)
  • How to Make Money in Stocks (William O’Neill)
  • My Dangerous Duke (Gaelen Foley)
  • The Artist’s Way (Julia Cameron)
  • Fool Moon (Jim Butcher)
  • The Plague of Doves (Louise Erdrich)
  • Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
  • Tarot for Writers (Kenner)
  • Some Girls: My Life in a Harem (Jillian Lauren)
  • Assorted professional development articles (from Educational Leadership, etc)
  • Assorted primary sources for developing new lessons for American History class

Reading to my Son:

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (JK Rowling)

I linked the first few books because they might not be as well known as some of the others (and most definitely are worth a peek!).  As you can see a pretty eclectic mix of books, just the way I like it.  And, of course, I have no idea if I will get through all of them, but I know I will try…can’t wait.   I am very ready to sink my teeth into Nox tonight!

Happy Reading all!