Recommended Reading: 57 Books and Articles

August 19, 2009

Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate

A quick survey of the Dodge staff revealed we’re reading a wide variety of books and articles this summer – some hot off the presses, some oldies-but-goodies. Take a look at our list below. Are there any favorites on this list?

What else should we be reading? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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  1. Hot, Flat & Crowded by Thomas Friedman
  2. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
  3. The Living City: How America’s cities are being revitalized by Thinking Small in a Big Way by Roberta Brandes Gratz
  4. 4th of July, Asbury Park: A History of the Promised Land by Daniel Wolff
  5. Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto by Adam Werbach
  6. The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: When it All Comes Together (Edited by Jeana Wirtenberg, PhD with William G. Russell and David Lipsky PhD in collaboration with The EnterpriseSustainability Action Team)
  7. A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
  8. New Endowment Chairman Sees Arts as Economic Engine (New York Times)
  9. Why the arts matter and deserve support — especially in bleak times (Miami Herald)
  10. The Republic of Poetry: Poems by Martin Espada
  11. Practical Water: Poems by Brenda Hillman
  12. Blood Dazzler: Poems by Patricia Smith
  13. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
  14. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  15. What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles
  16. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  17. All-American Poem by Matthew Dickman
  18. The End of the West by Michael Dickman
  19. The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It by Joshua Cooper Ramo
  20. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming by Paul Hawken
  21. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  22. The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr and E.B. White
  23. Seeing Things by Seamus Heaney
  24. Migrations – New & Selected Poems by W.S. Merwin
  25. Collected Poems 1943 – 2004 by Richard Wilbur
  26. A New Selected Poems by Galway Kinnell
  27. Questions About Angels: Poems by Billy Collins
  28. A Worldly Country by John Ashbury
  29. Special Orders: Poems by Edward Hirsch
  30. The Purgatorio by Dante, translated by W.S. Merwin
  31. That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
  32. The Help by Kathryn Stockelt
  33. Hotel at the Intersection of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  34. Cutting for Stone: A Novel by Abraham Verghese
  35. Arts Inc by Bill Ivey
  36. Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World by Margaret J. Wheatley
  37. How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
  38. Tribes by Seth Godin
  39. Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
  40. Listening is an Act of Love Edited by Dave Isay
  41. GraceLand by Chris Abani
  42. The Foundtainhead by Ayn Rand
  43. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  44. I Know this Much is True by Wally Lamb
  45. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  46. Twilight by Stephanie Meyers
  47. Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today’s Parents by Deborah D. Gray
  48. Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft by Mary Hopkins-Best
  49. Adoption Parenting: Creating a Toolbox, Building Connections by Jean MacLeod
  50. Taming the Tiger While It’s Still a Kitten by Nancy Thomas
  51. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  52. A New Page: Can the Kindle Really Improve on the Book? by Nicholson Baker (New Yorker)
  53. Naïve: Modernism and Folklore in Contemporary Graphic Design by R. Klanten and H. Hellige
  54. Crafting with Kids: Creative Fun for Children Ages 3 to 10 by Catherine Woram and Vanessa Davies
  55. The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems by Marie Howe
  56. Still to Mow: Poems by Maxine Kumin
  57. Language of a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond. Edited by Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal and Ravi Shankar

Stay tuned next Wednesday for Part 2 of our recommendations:  Great Places in New Jersey We’re Visiting This Summer.

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