The Book Shelf

2017

2016

Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help by Larissa MacFarquhar

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Gauranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8am) by Hal Elrod

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

2015Β 

Sounds Like Me by Sara Bareilles

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Men Explain Things to MeΒ by Rebecca Solnit

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

2014

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest TrailΒ by Cheryl Strayed

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way by Bill Bryson

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Night by Elie Wiesel

Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie March

Lord of the FliesΒ by William Golding

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower

Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos

SOAR: The Breakthrough Treatment for Fear of Flying by Tom Bunn

Tenth of December by George Saunders

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Changes the Way Β We Live, Love, Parent, and LeadΒ by BrenΓ© Brown

The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo by Darrin Doyle

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

At Large and At Small: Familiar Essays by Anne Fadiman

American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics by Dan Savage

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro

In the Land of God and Man by Silvana Paternostro

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss

Switch: How to Change When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

1984 by George Orwell

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

Suddenly, A Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Writing Successful Software Classes: A Plan for Course Developers and Training Managers by William Rice

You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers

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