2012 Reading List


Bernie Chowdhury, The Last Dive (NY: HarperCollins, 2000), pp. 357.

Randall Kennedy, The Persistence of the Color Line:  Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency (NY: Pantheon Books, 2011), pp. 280.

Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played with Fire (NY: Random House, 2009), pp. 642.

Roger Newton, From Clockwork to Crapshoot:  A History of Physics (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007), pp. 312.

Leon Lederman and Christopher Hill, Quantum Physics for Poets (Amherst, NY:  Prometheus Books, 2011), pp. 288.

Mira Kirshenbaum, Everything Happens for a Reason (NY:  Harmony Books, 2004), pp. 234.

José Saramago, Cain (NY:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), pp. 159.



John L. Hodge, Dialogues on God:  Three Views (MA: John Hodge, 2012), pp. 90.

Edward O. Wilson, The Social Conquest of Earth (NY:  Liveright Publishing Corp., 2012), pp. 297.

Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello (NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 2008), pp. 662.

George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman in the Great Game (London: Barrie & Jenkins, Ltd., 1975), pp. 326.

Raymond A. Moody, Jr., Life After Life (NY:  HarperCollins Publishers, 1975), pp. 174.

Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent, Heaven is For Real (Nashville:  Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2010), pp. 154.

C. Vann Woodward, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, Third Edition (NY:  Oxford University Press, 1974), pp. 220.

Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow (NY:  The New Press, 2010), pp. 261.

Christopher Moore, Lamb (NY: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2002), pp. 444.

William Paul Young, The Shack (Newbury Park, CA:  Windblown Media, 2007), pp. 250.

Dave Barry, Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys (NY:  Random House, 1995), pp. 186.

William Sloane Coffin, The Heart is a Little to the Left:  Essays on Public Mortality (Hanover, New Hampshire:  Dartmouth University Press, 1999), pp. 81.



Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, It’s Even Worse Than it Looks:  How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism (NY: Basic Books, 2012), pp. 201.

Eberhard Bethge, Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Biography (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000), pp. 941.

Jonathan Franzen, Freedom (NY:  Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2010), pp. 597.

Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (NY:  Random House, 2000), pp. 636.

Charles C. Mann, 1491:  New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Second Edition (NY:  Vintage Books, 2011), pp. 414.

Charles C. Mann, 1493:  Uncovering the New World Columbus Created (NY:  Vintage Books, 2011), pp. 521.

Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (NY: Random House, 2009), pp. 655.

Matthew Bowman, The Mormon People (NY:  Random House, 2012), pp. 253.

M. Russell Ballard, Our Search for Happiness (Salt Lake City:  Deseret Book Company, 1993), pp. 124.

David Cooperrider and Diana Whitney, Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change (San Francisco:  Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2005), pp. 62.

A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh (US:  E.P. Dutton, 1926), pp. 161.

A.A. Milne, The House At Pooh Corner (US:  E.P. Dutton, 1928), pp. 180.

Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh (US:  E.P. Dutton, 1982), pp. 158.



Anthony C. Winkler, God Carlos (NY: Akashic Books, 2012), pp. 215.

Dakota Meyer with Bing West, Into the Fire (NY:  Random House, 2012), pp. 205.

Donald Eugene Smith, Cyril of Serendip (Bloomington, IN:  iUniverse, 2012), pp. 247.

Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds (NY:  Little, Brown, and Company, 2012), pp. 226.

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl (NY:  Crown Publishers, 2012), pp. 415.

Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger, Simple Church (Nashville, TN:  B&H Publishing Company, 206), pp. 265.