2011 Suggestions – “Random recommended readings!”

After coming off the rather deep questions,”Which ideas change us and why?” I decided to go with something quite radical: “Random recommended readings!”  This may not see like a big idea to the English majors out there, but for someone like me, it was huge.  You see, just reading something whimsically because someone said it was a great book is the ultimate moment you know you’ve arrived as a reader.  I’ve been doing my thematic reading since 2003 and  apart from a few recommendations here and there, I can honestly say this was the frist time I read purely from recommendation.  All an all it was rewarding!  here are the best reads of the year.

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Half Broke Horses also by Jeannette Walls

Anything by Rosemary Sutcliff My favorites were The Eagle of the Ninth (1954), The Lantern Bearers (1959)

Mindset by Carol Dweck – most accessible, interesting nonfiction by an academician! This book was recommended by Carol Tomlinson, herself a expert in education.

Anything by Patrick Lencioni, but most especially these five: Five Temptations of a CEO; Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive; Five Dysfunctions of a Team; Death by Meeting

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