From Tufts Journal accessed 8/25/10
As we head into the heart of the summer vacation season, Tufts faculty and staff have books they recommend you add to your reading list. There’s certainly some beach reading, but mostly it’s food for thought. Take them along as paperbacks, hardcovers or e-books. Anyway you read, enjoy.
April 1865, by Jay Winik.
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volumes I and II, by M.T. Anderson.
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell.
Bottled & Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water, by Peter Gleick
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
The Madonnas of Echo Park, by Brando Skyhorse
One L, by Scott Turow
Operation Mincemeat, by Ben Macintyre
Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of the 1955 World Series and One Family’s Love of the Brooklyn Dodgers, by Thomas Oliphant
Reinventing Order in the Congo: How People Respond to State Failure in Kinshasa, edited by Theodore Trefon
Self-made Man: Human Evolution from Eden to Extinction, by Jonathan Kingdon
The Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See
Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong: Why We Love France but Not the French, by Jean-Benoit Nadeau
Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, by E.B. Sledge
The Checklist Manifesto, by Atul Gawande
Cold Snap: Bulgarian Stories, by Cynthia Morrison
The Enduring Shore, by Paul Schneider
Hellhound on His Trail, by Hampton Sides
The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837–1861, edited by Damion Searls
The Likeness, by Tana French
A Person of Interest, by Susan Choi
The Places In Between, by Rory Stewart
When Skateboards Will be Free, by Said Sayrafiezadeh
Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel