Monday, January 01, 2007

Books Read in 2007

Absalom, Absalom!, William Faulkner*
Alex Rider: Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz**
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
The Ancient Child, N. Scott Momaday*
Arabian Nights and Days, Naguib Mahfouz*
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception, Eoin Colfer**
A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the Thirteenth: The End, Lemony Snicket**
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, Barry Lyga**
Becoming A Teacher Through Action Research: Process, Context, and Self-Study, Donna Kalmbach Phillips and Kevin Carr*
Beyond Discipline, Alfie Kohn*
The Blonde Theory, Kristin Harmel
The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter*
Boomsday: A Novel, Christopher Buckley
The Boy Next Door, Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison*
Bluford High: Lost and Found, Anne Schraff**
Bud, Not Buddy, Christopher Paul Curtis**
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko*
The Clique, Lisi Harrison**
The Clique: Best Friends For Never, Lisi Harrison**
Come Together, Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees
Come Again, Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees
Confessions From the Principal's Chair, Anna Myers**
The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon
Cupcake, Rachel Cohn**
The Dark is Rising Sequence: Over Sea, Under Stone, Susan Cooper**
The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown*
The Dead Father's Club, Matt Haig**
The Devil in the Junior League, Linda Francis Lee
Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine**
Emily Windsnap and the Monster From the Deep, Liz Kessler**
Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools, Rud Turnbull, Ann Turnbull, Marilyn Shank, and Sean J. Smith*
Fairest, Gail Carson Levine**
Good in Bed, Jennifer Weiner
Good to Great, Jim Collins*
Gossip Girl, Cecily Von Ziegesar**
Gossip Girl: You Know You Love Me, Cecily Von Ziegesar**
Gossip Girl: All I Want Is Everything, Cecily Von Ziegesar**
Grammar Alive!: A Guide For Teachers, Brock Haussamen*
The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood*
Haroun And The Sea Of Stories, Salman Rushdie*
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling**
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling**
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling**
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling**
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling**
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling**
Herzog, Saul Bellow*
Holler If You Hear Me, Gregory Michie*
House of Stairs, William Sleator**
How I Survived Middle School: Cheat Sheet, Nancy Krulik**
How To Get Suspended And Influence People, Adam Selzer**
Inkheart, Cornelia Funke**
In the Middle: New Understandings About Writing, Reading, and Learning, Nancie Atwell*
Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sandition, Jane Austen
Lost in Austen, Emma Campbell Webster
The Looking Glass Wars, Frank Beddor**
Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
Me and Mr. Darcy, Alexandra Potter
More Tales From the Classroom at the End of the Hall, Douglas Evans**
Mr. Knightley's Diary, Amanda Grange
Mumbo Jumbo, Ishmael Reed*
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Barbara Ehrenreich
Off The Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg, Carolyn Cassady
On The Road, Jack Kerouac*
Op-Center: State of Siege, Tom Clancy
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson**
Possessing The Secret of Joy, Alice Walker*
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
The Princess Bride, William Goldman**
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Alvin Schwartz**
Shopaholic and Baby, Sophie Kinsella
Somebody's Gotta Say It, Neal Boortz
Sounder, William H. Armstrong**
The Storyteller, Mario Vargas Llosa*
Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories, Chuck Palahniuk
The Stupidest Angel, Christopher Moore
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway*
The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer**
The Tail of Emily Windsnap, Liz Kessler**
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume**
Teaching With the Brain in Mind, Eric Jensen*
Thank You For Smoking, Christopher Buckley
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson
Understanding By Design, Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe*
Wanted!, Caroline B. Cooney**

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Lynne Truss
I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight, Margaret Cho
Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door, Lynne Truss
Teacher Man, Frank McCourt

Bitch, Elizabeth Wurtzel
The Historian, Elizabeth Kostovo
Heroes Don't Run: A Novel of the Pacific War, Harry Mazer**
Lush, Natasha Friend**
My First Year as a Teacher, edited by Pearl Rock Kane
Inquiry-Based English Instruction: Engaging Students in Life and Literature, Richard Beach and Jamie Myers*
What Great Teachers Do Differently: 14 Things That Matter Most, Todd Whitaker*
Soundings: A Democratic Student-Centered Education, Mark Springer

italicized - in progress
bold - educational research
* - for school
** - YA

If they're still starred and italicized by this point, they were for my American Modernism class, WAY too Modern for my taste, and (with the possible exception of Herzog, which was really funny) will probably never be picked up (and therefore finished) ever again.