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360º of Books – Here’s the List!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 360° of Books campaign. We made it! 360+ of you have told us your favorite books. Over 240 individual book titles were nominated as favorites. Looking for something to do over Winter Break? Well, start reading some of these UWGB favorites!

For a quick look, here are the Top 20 Favorite Books:

The Top 20 range from classic books you read in school (To Kill A Mockingbird), childrens’ & parents’ favorites (Good Night Moon), to more recent contemporary books (Harry Potter, The Hunger Games), and even “hot off the shelf” (Fifty Shades of Grey). Publication dates of the Top 20 run from 1813 to 2011.

On the full list of books, we noticed author trends. Many authors had more than one book nominated–as an example, George Orwell had two books in the Top 20. Here’s a list of authors that had more than one book nominated. In parentheses is the number of books:

(4) John Green
(4) John Steinbeck
(3) Neil Gaiman
(3) Jodi Picoult
(3) Philip Roth
(3) David Sedaris
(3) Dr. Seuss
(3) William Shakespeare
(2) Willa Cather
(2) Jeffrey Eugenides
(2) Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(2) Cormac McCarthy
(2) Stephenie Meyer
(2) Toni Morrison
(2) Barack Obama
(2) George Orwell
(2) Ayn Rand
(2) J.D. Salinger
(2) Nicholas Sparks
(2) J.R.R. Tolkien
(2) Mark Twain
(2) Kurt Vonnegut
(2) David Foster Wallce

A couple of other interesting notes about the authors: two are sisters: Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre) and Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights), and two are brother and sister: David Sedaris (Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day) and Amy Sedaris (I Like You).

Want to know more? Here’s the full list of books that were nominated for 360° of Books:

 

Full List of Books (alphabetical order)

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2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke

 

A
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

After the Dancing Days – Margaret I. Rostkowski

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

All My Friends are Dead – Avery Monsen & Jory John

All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy

American Gods – Neil Gaiman

American Pastoral – Philip Roth

Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

The Angel’s Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Animal Farm – George Orwell

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver

Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne

Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

Atonement – Ian McEwan

The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama

The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Malcolm X

 

B
Beauty – Robin McKinley

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Beloved – Toni Morrison

Berserk – Kentaro Miura

Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear – Nancy White Carlstrom

Bhagavad Gita

The Bible

Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

Bitten – Kelly Armstrong

Blankets – Craig Thompson

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Boxcar Children – Gertrude C. Warner

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut

Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson

A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown

 

C
Candide – Voltaire

The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault

A Child Called It – Dave Pelzer

The Children of Sanchez – Oscar Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

The Cider House Rules – John Irving

Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

The Coldest Winter Ever – Sister Souljah

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain

Consider the Lobster – David Foster Wallace

The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

 

D
Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance – Barack Obama

The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim – David Sedaris

Dune – Frank Herbert

 

E
East of Eden – John Steinbeck

Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine

Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin

Enders Game – Orson Scott Card

Eragon – Christopher Paolini

Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer

 

F
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser

The Fault in our Stars – John Green

Faust – Goethe

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk

Fifty Shades of Grey – E L James

Fountainhead – Ayn Rand

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

Franny & Zooey – J.D. Salinger

 

G
A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

The Giver – Lois Lowry

The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls

The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins

God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

Gomorrah – Roberto Saviano

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck

Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss

 

H
Harry Potter  series – J.K. Rowling

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers

The Help – Kathryn Stockett

Hildilid’s Night – Chelie Duran Ryan

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

His Dark Materials triology – Philip Putnam

The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

Holes – Louis Sachar

Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris

Homeland – R.A. Salvatore

The Host – Stephenie Meyer

House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros

House Rules – Jodi Picoult

Human Stain – Philip Roth

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick

 

I
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

I Like You – Amy Sedaris

Identical – Ellen Hopkins

Ill Fares the Land – Tony Judt

The Incredible Journey – Sheila Burnford

Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin – Erik Larson

The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

 

J
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

John Donne’s poetry

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke

Journey to the West

 

K
The Kama Sutra

The Keys of the Kingdom – A.J. Cronin

Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City – Kirsten Miller

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

 

L
Left to Tell – Immaculee Ilibaziga

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Lewis Barnavelt Series – John Bellairs

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Life on the Color Line – Gregory H. Williams

A Light in the Attic – Shel Silverstein

The Little Engine That Could

Looking for Alaska – John Green

The Lord of the Flies – William Golding

The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love You Forever – Robert Munsch

 

M
Maniac Magee – Jerry Spinelli

Martin & Malcolm & America – James H. Cone

Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

Message in a Bottle – Nicholas Sparks

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare

Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

A Million Little Pieces – James Frey

My Antonia – Willa Cather

My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

Monkeewrench – P.J. Tracy

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

 

N
Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

The Namesake – Juhmpa Lahiri

Netherland – Joseph O’Neill

Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich

Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult

The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks

 

O
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss

Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Optimist’s Daughter – Eudora Welty

The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

Othello – William Shakespeare

 

P
A Painted House – John Grisham

Paper Towns – John Green

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

La Peste (The Plague) – Albert Camus

A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

Playing for Keeps – multiple book titles

The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg

PostSecret books – Frank Warren

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The Prince – Machiavelli

The Princess Bride – William Goldman

The Prophet – Khalil Gibran

Puddle Duck – Louis Ross

 

Q

 

R
Rain Fall – Barry Eisler

Rayuela – Julio Cortazar

The Red Tent – Anita Diamant

Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

Running with Scissors – Augusten Burroughs

 

S
The Sandman – Neil Gaiman

Saving June – Hannah Harrington

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Life of Lobsters – Trevor Corson

See, I Told You So – Rush Limbaugh

Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts

Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work – Matthew B. Crawford

The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx

Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

Smashed: The Story of a Drunken Girlhood – Koren Zailckas

Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson

The Southern Vampire Mysteries (aka The True Blood series) – Charlaine Harris

The Starman – James Robinson

Still Alice – Lisa Genova

The Story of My Life – Helen Keller

Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A, Heinlein

Stuff White People Like – Christian Lander

Swamplandia! – Karen Russell

 

T
The Tao of Wu – the RZA

Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

The Thornbirds – Colleen McCullough

Three Comrades – Erich Maria Remarque

The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Travels with Charley: In Search of America – John Steinbeck

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith

Tree of Smoke – Denis Johnson

The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival – Louise Murphy

The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle – Clamp

Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom

The Twenty-One Balloons – William Pene du Bois

Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

 

U
The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand

Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes

 

V
The Vampire Diaries series – L.J. Smith

The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

 

W
Walden – Henry David Thoreau

A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson

Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

Wind, Sand, and Stars – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The World is Round – Gertrude Stein

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

 

X

 

Y

 

Z
Z for Zacharia – Robert C. O’Brient

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig

360º of Books – Countdown Commences!

In our quest to find out the “Favorite Books” of UWGB – we’ve heard from nearly 300 of you! – 296 to be exact. Our goal is to get to 360. So far, the campus community has listed nearly 200 “favorite” books.

If you haven’t told us your favorite book yet, you can stop by Cofrin Library and write it down on our 5th floor display, post it on our Facebook page, tweet us with the #360booksuwgb hash tag, or use this online form.

Your choice of favorite books illustrates the range of literature itself: some new, some classic, from children’s books to adult books, and fiction and non-fiction. Below is a list of the Top 20 Most Popular Favorite Books at UWGB:

Top 20 Most Popular Books

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  2. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  3. Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling
  4. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  5. The Hunger Games series – Suzanne Collins
  6. 1984 – George Orwell
  7. Fifty Shades of Grey – E.L. James
  8. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

10. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

11. Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown

12. Twilight series– Stephenie Meyer

13. The Giver – Lois Lowry

14. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

15. Love You Forever – Robert Munsch

16. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

17. Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

18. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

19. Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

20. East of Eden – John Steinbeck

 

Full List of “Favorite Books” in Alphabetical Order:

1984 – George Orwell

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

After the Dancing Days – Margaret I. Rostkowski

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy

American Pastoral – Philip Roth

Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

The Angel’s Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Animal Farm – George Orwell

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver

Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne

Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama

Beauty – Robin McKinley

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Beloved – Toni Morrison

Berserk – Kentaro Miura

Better Not Get Wet, Jesse Bear – Nancy White Carlstrom

Bhagavad Gita

The Bible

Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe

The Boxcar Children – Gertrude C. Warner

Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut

Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson

A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown

Candide – Voltaire

The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss

Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault

The Children of Sanchez – Oscar Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

The Cider House Rules – John Irving

Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

The Color Purple – Alice Walker

A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain

The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen

The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance – Barack Obama

The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim – David Sedaris

East of Eden – John Steinbeck

Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin

Enders Game – Orson Scott Card

Eragon – Christopher Paolini

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

The Fault in our Stars – John Green

Faust – Goethe

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson

Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk

Fifty Shades of Grey – E. L. James

Fountainhead – Ayn Rand

A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

The Giver – Lois Lowry

The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls

God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck

Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss

Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers

The Help – Kathryn Stockett

Hildilid’s Night – Chelie Duran Ryan

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

Holes – Louis Sachar

Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris

Homeland – R.A. Salvatore

The Host – Stephenie Meyer

House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

The House on Mango Street – Sandra Cisneros

Human Stain – Philip Roth

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

I Like You – Amy Sedaris

Identical – Ellen Hopkins

Ill Fares the Land – Tony Judt

The Incredible Journey – Sheila Burnford

Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

John Donne’s poetry

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke

Journey to the West

The Kama Sutra

The Keys of the Kingdom – A.J. Cronin

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Left to Tell – Immaculee Ilibaziga

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Lewis Barnavelt Series – John Bellairs

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Life on the Color Line – Gregory H. Williams

A Light in the Attic – Shel Silverstein

The Little Engine That Could

Looking for Alaska – John Green

The Lord of the Flies – William Golding

The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien

Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love You Forever – Robert Munsch

Maniac Magee – Jerry Spinelli

Martin & Malcolm & America – James H. Cone

Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

Message in a Bottle – Nicholas Sparks

Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

A Million Little Pieces – James Frey

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

My Antonia – Willa Cather

My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

The Namesake – Juhmpa Lahiri

Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich

Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult

The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss

The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Optimist’s Daughter – Eudora Welty

The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

A Painted House – John Grisham

Paper Towns – John Green

La Peste (The Plague) – Albert Camus

A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

The Polar Express – Chris Van Allsburg

PostSecret books – Frank Warren

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The Prince – Machiavelli

The Princess Bride – William Goldman

Puddle Duck – Louis Ross

Rain Fall – Barry Eisler

Rayuela – Julio Cortazar

The Red Tent – Anita Diamant

Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

Running with Scissors – Augusten Burroughs

Saving June – Hannah Harrington

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Life of Lobsters – Trevor Corson

Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts

Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle

The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx

Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

Smashed: The Story of a Drunken Girlhood – Koren Zailckas

Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson

Still Alice – Lisa Genova

The Story of My Life – Helen Keller

Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A, Heinlein

Stuff White People Like – Christian Lander

Swamplandia! – Karen Russell

Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher

The Thornbirds – Colleen McCullough

Three Comrades – Erich Maria Remarque

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Travels with Charley: In Search of America – John Steinbeck

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith

Tree of Smoke – Denis Johnson

The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle – Clamp

Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom

The Twenty-One Balloons – William Pene du Bois

Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand

Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes

The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson

Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

Wind, Sand, and Stars – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Z for Zacharia – Robert C. O’Brient

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig

New Books for November

   

Looking for something to read? Here’s our list of new books for November:

Clicking on a book title below will take you to our library catalog record where you can get the call number and location of the book.

 

American dream : a cultural history / Lawrence R. Samuel.

Canvas of clay : seven centuries of Hopi ceramic art / Edwin L. Wade and Allan Cooke.

Missing links : in search of human origins / John Reader ; [foreword by Andrew Hill].

Japan’s shrinking regions in the 21st century / Peter Matanle and Anthony S. Rausch with the Shrinking Regions Research Group.

Big thirst : the secret life and turbulent future of water / Charles Fishman.

What the best college students do / Ken Bain.

Good to great teaching : focusing on the literacy work that matters / Mary Howard ; foreword by Richard L. Allington.

Babel’s dawn : a natural history of the origins of speech / Edmund Blair Bolles.

Biodiversity and ecosystem insecurity : a planet in peril / edited by Ahmed Djoghlaf and Felix Dodds.

Ecological niches and geographic distributions / A. Townsend Peterson … [et al.].

Vertebrate biology / Donald W. Linzey.

Planet without apes / Craig B. Stanford.

Manga guide to biochemistry / Masaharu Takemura, Kikuyaro, Office Sawa.=

Does aging stop? / Laurence D. Mueller, Casandra L. Rauser, and Michael R. Rose.

New New Deal : the hidden story of change in the Obama era / Michael Grunwald.

Barack Obama : the story / David Maraniss.

Bailout : an inside account of how Washington abandoned Main Street while rescuing Wall Street / Neil Barofsky.

500 days : secrets and lies in the terror wars / Kurt Eichenwald.

Drum : a history / Matt Dean.

Cultural context of medieval music / Nancy van Deusen.

Music and dance traditions of Ghana : history, performance and teaching / Paschal Yao Younge ; forewords by Daniel Avorgbedor, Komla Amoaku, and Francis Nii-Yartey.

Life of Schumann / Michael Musgrave.

Stravinsky’s ballets / Charles M. Joseph.

Mr. Trumpet : the trials, tribulations, and triumph of Bunny Berigan / Michael P. Zirpolo.

Music from the true vine : Mike Seeger’s life & musical journey / Bill C. Malone.

Learning from young children : research in early childhood music / edited by Suzanne L. Burton and Cynthia Crump Taggart.

Lines of sight / Frenchy Lunning, editor.

Truth about William Shakespeare : fact, fiction and modern biographies / David Ellis.

Contesting the future of nuclear power : a critical global assessment of atomic energy / Benjamin K. Sovacool.

Dissociation model of borderline personality disorder / Russell Meares.

I found it on the Internet : coming of age online / Frances Jacobson Harris.

Expelled from the motherland : the government of president Jose Antonio Agirre in exile, 1937-1960 / by Xabier Irujo ; translated by Cameron Watson and Jennifer Ottman.

In pursuit of justice / [Laura Turquet ... et al.].

Basque nation on-screen : cinema, nationalism, and political violence / Santiago de Pablo ; translated by Robert Forstag.

Shows about nothing : nihilism in popular culture / Thomas S. Hibbs.

Arms wide open : a midwife’s journey / Patricia Harman.

Sexual harassment and bullying : a guide to keeping kids safe and holding schools accountable / Susan L. Strauss.

Islam through Western eyes : from the crusades to the war on terrorism / Jonathan Lyons.

Unpredictable Gospel : American evangelicals and world Christianity, 1812-1920 / Jay Riley Case.

Surviving sudden environmental change : understanding hazards, mitigating impacts, avoiding disasters / edited by Jago Cooper and Payson Sheets ; authors, David A. Abbott … [et al.].

Africa in the American imagination : popular culture, racialized identities, and African visual culture / Carol Magee.

1812 : war and the passions of patriotism / Nicole Eustace.

Blue jeans : the art of the ordinary / Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward.

Video gamers / Garry Crawford.

Price of politics / Bob Woodward.

World under pressure : how China and India are influencing the global economy and environment / Carl J. Dahlman.

Beyond our means : why America spends while the world saves / Sheldon Garon.

Globalization and sustainable development in Africa / edited by Bessie House-Soremekun and Toyin Falola.

Food policy for developing countries : the role of government in global, national, and local food systems / Per Pinstrup-Andersen and Derrill D. Watson II ; foreword by Søren E. Frandsen, Arie Kuyvenhoven, and Joachim von Braun.

Making tobacco bright : creating an American commodity, 1617-1937 / Barbara Hahn.

Crisis in energy policy / John M. Deutch.

Once upon a car : the fall and resurrection of America’s big three auto makers–GM, Ford, and Chrysler / Bill Vlasic.

Global trade in services : fear, facts, and offshoring / J. Bradford Jensen.

NAFTA and climate change / Meera Fickling & Jeffrey J. Schott.

Financial Origami : How the Wall Street Model Broke / Brendan Moynihan.

Communication and the globalization of culture : beyond tradition and borders / Shaheed Nick Mohammed.

Media convergence : networked digital media in everyday life / Graham Meikle, Sherman Young.

Straight : the surprisingly short history of heterosexuality / Hanne Blank.

Natural city : re-envisioning the built environment / edited by Ingrid Leman Stefanovic and Stephen Bede Scharper.

Women and poverty in 21st century America / Paula vW. Dáil.

Money laundry : regulating criminal finance in the global economy / J.C. Sharman.

Economic theory of eminent domain : private property, public use / Thomas J. Miceli.

Comic books and American cultural history : an anthology / [edited by] Matthew Pustz.

Teaching and the adolescent brain / Jeb Schenck.

Hearts of darkness : James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the unlikely rise of the singer-songwriter / Dave Thompson.

Global model village : the international street art of Slinkachu.

Globalization and media : global village of Babel / Jack Lule.

Duels and duets : why men and women talk so differently / John L. Locke.

News and public opinion : media effects on civic life / Max McCombs … [et al.].

News for all the people : the epic story of race and the American media / Juan González and Joseph Torres.

Triumph of The walking dead : Robert Kirkman’s zombie epic on page and screen / edited by James Lowder.

Emma : an annotated edition / Jane Austen ; edited by Bharat Tandon.

Ernest Hemingway : thought in action / Mark Cirino.

Urban food revolution : changing the way we feed cities / Peter Ladner.

Lasers : the power and precision of light / Ladan Arissian and Jean Claude Diels.

Hazardous wastes, industrial disasters, and environmental health risks : local and global environmental struggles / Francis O. Adeola.

Sustainability and the U.S. EPA / Committee on Incorporating Sustainability in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, Policy and Global Affairs Division, National Research Council of the National Acade

Why noise matters : a worldwide perspective on the problems, policies and solutions / John Stewart with Arline Bronzaft … [et al.].

Every twelve seconds : industrialized slaughter and the politics of sight / Timothy Pachirat.

Clark : the autobiography of Clark Terry / with Gwen Terry ; preface by Quincy Jones ; foreword by Bill Cosby ; introduction by David Demsey.

 

 

New on Kindle!

We’ve added new books to our Kindles! Check out the list below, or come to the 3rd floor Public Services Desk to check out a Kindle today!

Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel Smith

Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen

Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy by Ted Widmer & Caroline Kennedy

Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy by Ted Widmer & Caroline Kennedy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Face in the Crowd by Stephen King & Stewart O'Nan

A Face in the Crowd by Stephen King & Stewart O’Nan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those We Love Most by Lee Woodruff

Those We Love Most by Lee Woodruff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sutton by J.R. Moehringer

Sutton by J.R. Moehringer

Cofrin Library invites you to Book Salespalooza

It’s all treats and no tricks at the Cofrin Library this October.  The Library will be holding a Book Salespalooza from Friday (Oct. 12) to Wednesday (Oct. 17).   They are cleaning out their back room and offering everyone a great selection of new and used books. There will be paperbacks, non-fiction, children’s books, textbooks, and much more… and the best part is everything is only $1 per book. Sale carts will be located on the Plaza Level of the Cofrin Library. “Shop early and often for the best selection!  Even if you can’t make it until half-way through, you’re bound to find a gem!” For more information, contact Leah Liebergen at liebergl@uwgb.edu.

Reference Books – New 7-Day Checkout!

New this semester: Items in our reference collection – those are the encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks on the 3rd floor – are now available for a 7-day checkout checkout to UWGB students, faculty, and staff. The books provide introductions to topics, background information, definitions, facts, figures, and statistics.

 

Popular Reading Suggestion Box

What do you like to read?  Let us know by stopping by the Cofrin Library’s 4th floor popular reading area.  Not only is it stocked with new purchases, we’ve recently installed a suggestion box so you can help us grow the collection.

New Children’s Books

Our IMC Reading collection is always growing!  Check out the new titles below, located on the new books shelves on the library’s 3rd floor, or browse the rest of the collection on the 4th floor.

Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure

Tashi loves listening to Popola, her grandfather, sing Tibetan chants to the click, click of his prayer beads. She also loves hearing Popola s stories about the village in Tibet where he grew up. But recently Popola has been sick, and Tashi is worried. One of the stories Tashi remembers tells how people in Popola s village use flowers to help themselves recover from illnesses. Will this healing tradition work in the United States, so far from Popola s village? Determined to help Popola get better, Tashi recruits family, friends, and neighbors in a grand effort to find out. Lyrically told and illustrated with impressionistic paintings, Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure shines a tender light on the universal bond between grandchild and grandparent. Readers of all ages are sure to be inspired by the gentle power of this story and its spirit of compassion and community. (description from publisher)

 

 

 

 

 

Guacamole

Following on the success of Sopa de frijoles / Bean Soup and Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding is Jorge Argueta’s third book in our bilingual cooking poem series — Guacamole — with very cute, imaginative illustrations by Margarita Sada.

Guacamole originated in Mexico with the Aztecs and has long been popular in North America, especially in recent years due to the many health benefits of avocados. This version of the recipe is easy to make, calling for just avocados, limes, cilantro and salt. A little girl chef dons her apron, singing and dancing around the kitchen as she shows us what to do. Argueta’s gift in seeing beauty, magic and fun in everything around him makes this book a treasure — avocados are like green precious stones, salt falls like rain, cilantro looks like a little tree and the spoon that scoops the avocado from its skin is like an excavating tractor.

As in the previous cooking poems, Guacamole conveys the fun and pleasure of making something delicious and healthy to eat for people you really love. A great book for families to enjoy together. (description from publisher)

 

 

Only One Year

Although she sometimes finds him troublesome, fourth-grader Sharon can’t bear the idea that her two-year-old brother, Di Di, will spend a whole school year with relatives in China while she and her first-grade sister, Mary, go to school and her parents work. Time passes faster than she expects, as she and Mary forge a new relationship by building a dollhouse and playing school after homework is done. Di Di returns in the summer, and after a period of readjustment fits back into the family. Soon he’s off to preschool himself. While it is not atypical for immigrant families to send children to relatives, it is an unusual subject for a chapter book. The first-person narrative opens up Sharon’s conflicted feelings, and it is clear that what is best for Di Di is not easy for anyone, including her parents. Realistically, the fitting-back-in period is even more difficult than the absence. Supportive black-and-white illustrations and a glossary/pronunciation guide for the occasional Chinese words and phrases complete the appealing package of this gentle family story. Grades 2-4. –Kathleen Isaacs  (description from Booklist: http://www.booklistonline.com)

 

 

 

Con el sol en los ojos (With the Sun in My Eyes)

In this charming book of short poems in Spanish and English, a young boy and girl describe their world and their day-to-day experiences — the boy’s street is like the trunk of an almond tree and the newborn chicks are like tiny walking suns. The girl loves her dog Oliver, the wind hitting her in the face and laughter “that explodes for no reason.” But the children also ponder mysteries such as the loud silence the boy hears inside himself when he goes for a walk alone and the vast beauty of the sky with its clouds and constellations.

Once again Jorge Lujan brings young readers a lyrical and joyful collection of poems. Morteza Zahedi’s powerful illustrations in densely saturated colors perfectly complement the poems’ subtle explorations. (description from publisher)

New Books

Check out our selection of new books- 3rd floor Cofrin Library.

Why Americans Hate the Media and How It Matters
P95.82 .U6 L33 2011

As recently as the early 1970s, the news media was one of the most respected institutions in the United States. Yet by the 1990s, this trust had all but evaporated. Why has confidence in the press declined so dramatically over the past 40 years? And has this change shaped the public’s political behavior? This book examines waning public trust in the institutional news media within the context of the American political system and looks at how this lack of confidence has altered the ways people acquire political information and form electoral preferences.

Drawing on historical evidence, experiments, and public opinion surveys, this book shows that in a world of endless news sources, citizens’ trust in institutional media is more important than ever before. (description from publisher)

 

 

 

Pop Music Pop Culture
ML3470 .R64 2011

What is happening to pop music and pop culture? Synthesizers, samplers and MDI systems have allowed anyone with basic computing skills to make music. Exchange is now automatic and weightless with the result that the High Street record store is dying. MySpace, Twitter and You Tubeare now more important publicity venues for new bands than the concert tour routine. Unauthorized consumption in the form of illegal downloading has created a financial crisis in the industry. The old postwar industrial planning model of pop, which centralized control in the hands of major record corporations, and divided the market into neat segments, is dissolving in front of our eyes.

This book offers readers a comprehensive guide to understanding pop music today. It provides a clear survey of the field and a description of core concepts. The main theoretical approaches to the analysis of pop are described and critically assessed. The book includes a major investigation of the revolutionary changes in the production, exchange and consumption of pop music that are currently underway.

Pop Music, Pop Culture is an accomplished, magnetically interesting guide to understanding pop music today. (description from publisher)

 

 

UN Peacekeeping in Africa
JZ4997.5 .A A34 2011

Nearly half of all UN peacekeeping missions in the post Cold War era have been in Africa, and the continent currently hosts the greatest number (and also the largest) of such missions in the world. Uniquely assessing five decades of UN peacekeeping in Africa, Adekeye Adebajo focuses on a series of questions: What accounts for the resurgence of UN peacekeeping efforts in Africa after the Cold War? What are the factors that have determined the success, or contributed to the failure, of the missions? Does the mandating of so many peacekeeping missions signify the failure of Africa s regional security organizations? And, crucially, how can a new division of labor be established between the UN and Africa s security organizations to more effectively manage conflicts on the continent?

Adebajo s historically informed approach provides an in-depth analysis of the key domestic, regional, and external factors that shaped the outcomes of fifteen UN missions, offering critical lessons for future peacekeeping efforts in Africa and beyond. (description from publisher)

 

 

Parting Ways: New Rituals & Celebrations of Life’s passing
BF789 .D4 C32 2011

Parting Ways explores the emergence of new end-of-life rituals in America that celebrate the dying and reinvent the roles of family and community at the deathbed. Denise Carson contrasts her father’s passing in the 1980s, governed by the structures of institutionalized death, with her mother’s death some two decades later. Carson’s moving account of her mother’s dying at home vividly portrays a ceremonial farewell known as a living wake, showing how it closed the gap between social and biological death while opening the door for family and friends to reminisce with her mother. Carson also investigates a variety of solutions–living funerals, oral ethical wills, and home funerals–that revise the impending death scenario. Integrating the profoundly personal with the objectively historical, Parting Ways calls for an “end of life revolution” to change the way of death in America. (description from publisher)

 

 

 

 

Oscar Wilde
PR5824 .R57 2011

‘If literature, as Oscar Wilde once claimed, is not read at all, then either his work is not literature or Ruth Robbins has proved him wrong in this wonderfully original and provocative, deeply insightful critical account and appreciation of the text of Wilde. More than merely introductory—though Robbins’ study is the single most indispensable inauguration to the Wildean oeuvre I’ve had the fortune to read—here is a radically challenging, beautifully written, and intimately perceptive reading of Wilde. Robbins’ Oscar Wilde will, I have no doubt, set the agenda for thinking about Wilde again and, what is more to the point, astutely and intelligently. As Ruth Robbins demonstrates on every page with perceptive insight, wit and aplomb, the truth is rarely pure and never simple, but, in readings such as this, as rare as they are necessary, it is the truth—the truth of Wilde and the truth that only the literary and reading can effect—which appears everywhere. As Henry David Thoreau might have observed had he had the chance to read Oscar Wilde, read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. Oscar Wilde is one of those books.’ (Julian Wolfreys, Professor of Modern Literature and Culture, Loughborough University, author of Literature, in Theory )

New Books

Here are just a few of our latest arrivals, see them all on the New Books shelf, Cofrin Library 3rd floor.

 

 

 

 

History of the birth control movement in America
HQ766.5.U5 E54 2011

A History of the Birth Control Movement in America tells the extraordinary story of a group of reformers dedicated to making contraception legal, accessible, and acceptable. The engrossing tale details how Margaret Sanger’s campaign beginning in 1914 to challenge anti-obscenity laws criminalizing the distribution of contraceptive information grew into one of the most far-reaching social reform movements in American history.

The book opens with a discussion of the history of birth control methods and the criminalization of contraception and abortion in the 19th century. Its core, however, is an exciting narrative of the campaign in the 20th century, vividly recalling the arrests and indictments, banned publications, imprisonments, confiscations, clinic raids, mass meetings, and courtroom dramas that publicized the cause across the nation. Attention is paid to the movement’s thorny alliances with medicine and eugenics and especially to its success in precipitating a profound shift in sexual attitudes that turned the use of contraception into an acceptable social and medical practice. Finally, the birth control movement is linked to court-won privacy protections and the present-day movement for reproductive rights. (description from publisher)

 

 

 

 

Disrupted childhoods : children of women in prison
HV8886.U5 S54 2011

Millions of children in the United States have a parent who is incarcerated and a growing number of these nurturers are mothers. Disrupted Childhoods explores the issues that arise from a mother’s confinement and provides first-person accounts of the experiences of children with mothers behind bars. Jane A. Siegel offers a perspective that recognizes differences over the long course of a family’s interaction with the criminal justice system. Presenting an unparalleled view into the children’s lives both before and after their mothers are imprisoned, this book reveals the many challenges they face from the moment such a critical caregiver is arrested to the time she returns home from prison. Based on interviews with nearly seventy youngsters and their mothers conducted at different points of their parent’s involvement in the process, the rich qualitative data of Disrupted Childhoods vividly reveals the lived experiences of prisoners’ children, telling their stories in their own words. Siegel places the mother’s incarceration in context with other aspects of the youths’ experiences, including their family life and social worlds, and provides a unique opportunity to hear the voices of a group that has been largely silent until now. Jane A. Siegel is an associate professor of criminology at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey and chair of the department of sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice. She has published numerous articles on the long-term consequences of child sexual abuse, risk factors for victimization, and the effects of parental incarceration. (description from publisher)

 

 

 

 

Rat island : predators in paradise and the world’s greatest wildlife rescue
QL83.2 .S76 2011

Rat Island rises from the icy gray waters of the Bering Sea, a mass of volcanic rock covered with tundra, midway between Alaska and Siberia. Once a remote sanctuary for enormous flocks of seabirds, the island gained a new name when shipwrecked rats colonized, savaging the nesting birds by the thousands. Now, on this and hundreds of other remote islands around the world, a massive-and massively controversial-wildlife rescue mission is under way.

Islands, making up just 3 percent of Earth’s landmass, harbor more than half of its endangered species. These fragile ecosystems, home to unique species that evolved in peaceful isolation, have been catastrophically disrupted by mainland predators-rats, cats, goats, and pigs ferried by humans to islands around the globe. To save these endangered islanders, academic ecologists have teamed up with professional hunters and semiretired poachers in a radical act of conservation now bent on annihilating the invaders. Sharpshooters are sniping at goat herds from helicopters. Biological SWAT teams are blanketing mountainous isles with rat poison. Rat Island reveals a little-known and much-debated side of today’s conservation movement, founded on a cruel-to-be-kind philosophy. (description from publisher)

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the suck : narrating the American soldier’s experience in Iraq
DS79.74 .P44 2011

Our collective memories of World War II and Vietnam have been shaped as much by memoirs, novels, and films as they have been by history books. In Welcome to the Suck, Stacey Peebles examines the growing body of contemporary war stories in prose, poetry, and film that speak to the American soldier’s experience in the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War. Stories about war always encompass ideas about initiation, masculinity, cross-cultural encounters, and trauma. Peebles shows us how these timeless themes find new expression among a generation of soldiers who have grown up in a time when it has been more acceptable than ever before to challenge cultural and societal norms, and who now have unprecedented and immediate access to the world away from the battlefield through new media and technology. (description from publisher)

 

 

 

 

 

Give ‘em hell : the tumultuous years of Harry Truman’s presidency, in his own words and voice
E814 .G65 2011

The accidental presidency of Harry S. Truman, in words, photographs, and his ever-candid voice.

He was a startling contrast to Franklin Roosevelt. A farmer’s son from west Missouri, Truman didn’t chat; he talked, without art or inflection. And yet, this man of big dreams and simple phrases led the country out of war, welcomed the United Nations, and ran a cross-country campaign that changed American politics. His plain speech, first seen as a liability, became a symbol of transparency and gave him a platform to challenge his rivals-both at home and abroad-to honor their promises and commit to firm action.

Give ‘Em Hell brings the president and his era to life like no other biography. It combines the insights of noted historian Terry Golway with Truman’s own voice in audio excerpts from his most significant presidential speeches. (description from publisher)