Monday, November 14, 2016

Caught Reading, Across the Whole School . . .

Going strong since Fall 2012, and now faculty and staff across the school are participating in the "What I'm Reading Now"  displays of their current reading choices.  The incredible variety continues to amaze me -- fiction and non-fiction, current bestsellers and backlist classics.  It's extremely rare that any two people are reading the same book at the same time.

One fun thing is that our Admissions staff routinely points out the displays as they lead tours around campus.  No doubt about it, at Paideia, Reading Rocks!

Here's a roundup of current reads from elementary, junior high, and high school teachers and administrators.

What We're Reading

This is me.

Eddy's pups Pepe & Paco
enjoy read-aloud time when
it's about chihuahuas.

Some folks get to
play twice . . .
What Stacey's reading,
and the book she's reading
with son Winston.

And here's a list of other titles read by faculty and staff since the beginning of the school year. It's clear -- there's a whole lot of reading going on!

A Great Reckoning  by Louise Penny
Against Football   by Steve Almond
All the Light We Cannot See  by Anthony Doerr
All-American Boys  by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
The Strange and Beautiful Life of Ava Lavender  by Leslye Walton
The Best of the Barefoot Farmer  by Jeff Poppen
Between the World and Me  by Ta-hehisi Coates
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Beyond Religion   by the His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Darktown  by Thomas Mullen
Bone Mountain  by Eliot Pattison
The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak
Foreign Agent  by Brad Thor
Breath, Eyes, Memory   by Edwidge Danticat
Daughter of Smoke and Bone  by Laini Taylor
A Brief History of Seven Killings  by Marlon James
Building Emotional Intelligence  by Linda Lantieri
Casino Royale  by Ian Fleming
Blood in the Water  by Heather Ann Thompson
Depraved  Heart  by Patricia Cornwell
Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
The End of Plenty  by Joel K. Bourne
Every Day I Fight  by Stuart Scott
Bone Gap  by Laura Ruby
The Girls  by Emma Cline
Grace Without God  by Katherine Ozment
City of Ashes  by Cassandra Clare
Canada  by Richard Ford
Grit Lit: A Rough South Reader
Hillbilly Elegy  by J. D. Vance
The 39 Steps  by John Buchan
Hollow City  by Ransom Riggs
The House of the Spirits  by Isabel Allende
I Think Therefore I Play  by Andrea Pirlos
The Interestings  by Meg Wolitzer
Jonthan Strange and Mr. Norrell  by Susanna Clarke
The Kind Worth Killing  by Peter Swanson
Kindred  by Octavia Butler
Kismetwali, and Other Stories  by Reetika Khanna Nijhawan
Life Among the Savages  by Shirley Jackson
The Big Red Lollipop  by Rukhsana Khan
Life is So Good  by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
Love Warrior  by Glennon Doyle Melton
The Luminaries  by Eleanor Catton
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children  by Ransom Riggs
My Brilliant Friend  by Elena Ferrante
The Nightingale  by Kristin Hannah
No-Drama Discipline  by Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Norwood  by Charles Portis
The Round House  by Louise Erdrich
The Rule of Three  by Eric Walters
Self-Reg  by Dr. Stuart Shanker
William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country  by James Lee McDonough
Sing for Your Life by Daniel Bergner
Red Sorghum  by Mo Yan
The Sleepwalkers Guide to Dancing  by Mira Jacob
The Soul of a Chef  by Michael Ruhlman
Spaced Out  by Stuart Gibbs
Surrender, New York   by Caleb Carr
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie  by Alan Bradley
And Tango Makes Three  by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
The Bronx is Burning  by Jonathan Miller
The Whites  by Richard Price (as Harry Brandt)
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
The Natural Way of Things  by Charlotte Wood
The Pearl that Broke Its Shell  by Nadia Hashimi
Underground Railroad  by Colson Whitehead
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters