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2016 Reading List

My 2016 reads.  It was a good year.

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Book Group Reads:

Love and Death: My Journey Through the Valley of the Shadow by Forrest Church

Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston

West With the Night by Beryl Markham

Between the World and Me by Ta Nehesi Coates

Trapeze by Simon Mawer

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Paul Kalanithi

Grad School Reads:

Ethnic Survival in America: An Ethnography of a Jewish Afternoon School by David Schoem

Teaching and Its Predicaments by David K. Cohen

The New American Zionism by Theodore Sasson

Israel: Echo of Eternity by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Reform Zionism: An Educator’s Perspective my Michael Livni
Tours that Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism by Shaul Kelner
Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry by Alan Mintz
Books I squeezed in during rare free time or for work:

Henna House by Nomi Eve

Beyond Discipline (10th Anniversary edition) by Alfie Kohn

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

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