I have been an avid reader ever since my big sister taught me how to read when I was four. I loved going to the library as a child, coming home with a bag full of books and spending the rest of the afternoon reading. I am still that way, except it is rare that I have time to sit down and read a whole book from cover to cover in one day as I used to do. As a result, I read in shorter segments, and I am also trying to get more comfortable reading on my iPad. So far, I don’t have any trouble reading novels and other texts that I read in a more linear fashion from beginning to end, but I’m still a little slow in using the highlighting and note features when I read a textbook or reference work in which I have to jump from section to section and then remember what I have found.
On this page, I am going to keep a list of the books I have been reading as well as links to other such lists on the web.
Teaching and Learning:
- Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. Richard Arum.
- Best Practices in Writing Instruction. Steve Graham, Charles A. MacArthur, Jill Fitzgerald.
- Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. John Medina
- Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. Elizabeth Barkley, K. Patricia Cross, Claire Howell Major.
- How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Susan A. Ambrose.
- Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. Elizabeth F. Barkley.
- E-Learning and the Science of Instrution. Richard E. Mayer.
- Teaching with Digital Video: Watch, Analyze, Create. Glen L. Bull.
Novels, Essays, and Biographies:
- Biko – Cry Freedom. Donald Woods.
- Half of a Yellow Sun. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
- Happiness: Essentional Mindfulness Practices. Thich Nhat Hanh.
- High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never. Barbara Kingsolver.
- Netherland: A Novel. Joseph O’Neill.
- Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses. Claire Dederer.
- The Devil’s Star. Jo Nesbo.
- The Lemon Tree. Sandy Tolan.
- The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life. Amy Tan.