College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts Matters

Alphabetical listing of Recommended Readings by book author:

Adiga, Aravind - The White Tiger , reviewed by Ania Spyra

Albom, Mitch - The Time Keeper, reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

Alexander, Robert - The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar, reviewed by Lacey Echols

Alexie, Sherman - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian , reviewed by Dan Barden

Anagnostopoulos, Georgios - A Companion to Aristotle , reviewed by Tiberiu Popa

Appleby, Joyce - The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism, reviewed by John Ramsbottom

Arrian, (translated by A. de Selincourt and revised by J.R. Hamilton) - The Campaigns of Alexander, reviewed by Tiberiu Popa

Atkinson, Kate - Case Histories , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Babits, Lawrence A. & Howard, Joshua - Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, reviewed by George Geib

Bain, Ken - What the Best College Teachers Do, reviewed by Liliana Torres-Goens

Baldacci, David - Zero Day, reviewed by Larry W. Riggs

Banks, AnnMarie - The Hermetica of Elysium, reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

Barash, David P. & Lipton, Judith Eve - How Women Got Their Curves and Other Just-So Stories: Evolutionary Enigmas , reviewed by Michael Zimmerman

Barnes, Julian - The Sense of an Ending, reviewed by William Watts

Bateson, Mary Catherine - Composing a Life , reviewed by Terri Carney

Benedict, Jeff - No Bone Unturned: Inside the World of a Top Forensic Scientist and His Work on America's Most Notorious Crimes and Disasters , reviewed by Dick McGowan

Bennett, Alan - The Uncommon Reader , reviewed by Paula Saffire 

Bohjalian, Chris - Secrets of Eden, reviewed by Judi Morrel

Booker, M. Keith & Thomas, Anne-Marie - The Science Fiction Handbook , reviewed by James McGrath

Borowski, Tadeusz - This Way for Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen , reviewed by Ulf Goebel

Bouvier, Nicolas - The Way of the World, reviewed by Tiberiu Popa

Boys, Rev. J. - The Case of Witchcraft at Coggeshall, Essex in the Year 1699 , reviewed by George Geib 

Brooks, Geraldine - Year of Wonders , reviewed by Anne Wilson

Burke, James Lee - Swan Peak , reviewed by Judi Morrel 

Burns, Kathryn -   Colonial Habits: Convents and the Spiritual Economy of Cuzco, Peru , reviewed by James Keating

Byrne, David - Bicycle Diaries , reviewed by Bill Watts

Calhoun, BobBeer, Blood, & Cornmeal: Seven Years of Incredibly Strange Wrestling , reviewed by Rocky Colavito

Carroll, Sean B. - Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species , reviewed by Michael Zimmerman

Chardavoyne, David Gardner - The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan: People, Law, and Politics, reviewed by George W. Geib

Child, Lee - A Wanted Man, reviewed by Larry W. Riggs

Connelly, Michael - The Black Box, reviewed by Larry W. Riggs

Connelly, Michael - The Drop, reviewed by Larry W. Riggs

Conroy, Pat - South of Broad, reviewed by Judi Morrel

Coyne, Jerry A. - Why Evolution is True , reviewed by Michael Zimmerman

Diamond, Jared - The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?, reviewed by Larry W. Riggs

Dickens, Charles - Hard Times, reviewed by Angela Hofstetter 

Dicks, Matthew - Something Missing: A Novel , reviewed by LuAnne McNulty

Donoghue, Emma - Room: A Novel, reviewed by Judi Morrel

Doyle, David Noel - Ireland, Irishmen, and Revolutionary America , reviewed by George Geib

Dobyns, Jay & Johnson-Shelton, Nils - No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Jouney to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels , reviewed by Rocky Colavito

Ehrman, Bart D. - Forged: Writing in the Name of God - Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are , reviewed by James F. McGrath

Ehrman, Bart D. - Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know About Them) reviewed by James F. McGrath

Enger, Leif - Peace Like a River, reviewed by Richard J. McGowan

Faenzi, Carol - The Stonecutter's Aria , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Faust, Drew GilpinThis Republic of Suffering , reviewed by Susan Sutherlin

Flynn, Gillian - Gone Girl, reviewed by Judi Morrel

Frankfurt, Harry G. - On Bullshit , reviewed by Rocky Colavito

Frankl, Viktor E. - Man's Search for Meaning , reviewed by Allison O'Malley

Franklin, Ariana - Mistress of the Art of Death , reviewed by Richard McGowan

Franklin, Tom - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel (P.S.), reviewed by Judi Morrel

French, Tana - The Likeness , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Furst, Alan - The Spies of Warsaw , reviewed by Jon Porter

Gaiman, Neil - The Graveyard Book , reviewed by Richard J. McGowan

Garwood, ChristineFlat Earth: The History of an Infamous Idea , reviewed by Michael Zimmerman

Gawande, Atul - Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science, reviewed by William Johnston

Genova, Lisa - Still Alice, reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

George, Elizabeth - Believing the Lie, reviewed by  Larry W. Riggs

Goldstein, Rebecca - 36 Arguments for the Existence of God, reviewed by William Watts

Goodwin, Doris Kearns - Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln , reviewed by Richard McGowan

Gotthelf, Allan - Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology, reviewed by Tiberiu Popa

Graham, Daniel - The Texts of Early Greek Philosophers, the Complete Fragments and Selected Testimonies of the Major Presocratics, reviewed by Tiberiu Popa

Graham, Len - Joe Holmes: Here I Am Amongst You, reviewed by George W. Geib

Grahame-Smith, Seth - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter , reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

Gray, Theodore - The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe , reviewed by Adam Azman

Greiff, Glory-June - People, Parks and Perceptions: A History and Appreciation of Indiana State Parks , reviewed by George Geib

Grisham, John - Playing for Pizza , reviewed by Lacey Echols

Grisham, John - The Innocent Man , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Grisham, John - The Litigators, reviewed by Larry W. Riggs

Gross, Andrew - Don't Look Twice, reviewed by Larry W. Riggs 

Grube, Michael - The Book of Air and Shadows , reviewed by Judi Morrel 

Gruen, Sara - Water for Elephants , reviewed by Richard McGowan

Gou, Xiaolu - A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, reviewed by Ania Spyra

Haines, Audrey L. - The Battle of the Big Hole: The Story of the Landmark Battle of the 1877 Nez Perce War, reviewed by George Geib

Halper, Stefan - The Beijing Consensus: How China's Authoritarian Model Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century , reviewed by Su-Mei Ooi

Halpern, Sue - Can't Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research , reviewed by Ulf Goebel 

Hamilton, Alex - The Attic Express and Other Macabre Stories, reviewed by George Geib

Hannah, Robert - Time in Antiquity, reviewed by Tiberiu Popa

Harr, Jonathan - The Lost Painting , reviewed by Jim Keating

Hart, JohnDown River , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Hawk, Rhody - A Twisted Ladder, reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

Hayes, Thomas & Adler, RoyUniversity Marketing Mistakes: 50 Pitfalls to Avoid , reviewed by Ed Kanis

Hiaasen, Carl - Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World, reviewed by Rocky Colavito

Hillenbrand, Laura - Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, reviewed by Lacey Echols

Hoag, Tami - Down the Darkest Road, reviewed by Larry Riggs

Holmes, Hannah - The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself , reviewed by Michael Zimmerman 

Holt, Major - Major and Mrs. Holt's Concise Guide to the Western Front - North , reviewed by George Geib

Hunter, Lloyd A., editor - For Duty and Destiny: The Civil War Diary of William Taylor Stott, Hoosier Soldier and Educator, reviewed by George Geib

Inwood, Brad & Gerson, Lloyd P. - The Stoics Reader: Selected Writings and Testimonia , reviewed by Tiberiu Popa  

Ishserwood, Christopher - A Single Man , reviewed by Ulf Goebel

Jance, J.A. - Left for Dead, reviewed by Larry Riggs

Jance, J.A. - Betrayal of Trust, reviewed by Larry Riggs

Jordan, Hillary - Mudbound , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Kaminski, John P. - The Great Virginia Triumvirate, reviewed by George Geib

Kennerly, Michael - Kelly of the Foreign Legion: Letters of the Legionnaire Russell A. Kelly, reviewed by Jon Porter

Kenney, Christopher - The McKinley Monument: A Tribute to a Fallen President, reviewed by George Geib

Kiberd, Declan - Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce's Masterpiece , reviewed by Susan Sutherlin

Kimball, Chris - Fannie's Last Supper: Re-creating One Amazing Meal from Fannie Farmer's 1896 Cookbook, reviewed by Jon Porter

King, Stephen - 11/22/63: A Novel, reviewed by Judi Morrel

Kostova, Elizabeth - The Swan Thieves , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Kovály, Heda Margolius - Under a cruel star: A life in Prague 1941 - 1968, reviewed by Nathan Harter

Krapf, Norbert - The Ripest Moments: A Southern Indiana Childhood , reviewed by Fren Yaniga

Kurson, Robert - Shadow Divers , reviewed by Dick McGowan

Landay, William - Defending Jacob, reviewed by Larry W. Riggs

Larson, Edward J. - A Magnificent Catastrophe, The Tumultuous Election of 1800, reviewed by George W. Geib

Le Carré, John - A Most Wanted Man , reviewed by Ulf Goebel

Levine, Gail Carlson - The Two Princesses of Bamarre , reviewed by Jon Sorenson

Levy, Andrew - A Brain Wider than the Sky: A Migraine Diary, reviewed by Chad Bauman

Li, Charlene & Bernoff, Josh - Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies , reviewed by Ed Kanis

Manning, John - The Killing Room, reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

Mayer, Jane - The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals reviewed by Bill Watts

McCann, Colum - Let the Great World Spin, reviewed by Bill Johnston

McCarthy, Cormac - The Road, reviewed by Bill Johnston

McCarthy, Pete - McCarthy's Bar, reviewed by Richard J. McGowan

McCullough, David - 1776, reviewed by Richard McGowan

McCullough, David - John Adams, reviewed by Richard McGowan

McFadden, Kevin - Hardscrabble , reviewed by Chris Bungard

McWhirter, Cameron - Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America, reviewed by John Ramsbottom

Meier, Andrew - The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service , reviewed by Jon Porter

Miller, Alan - Only A Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul , reviewed by Michael Zimmerman

Moore, Lorrie - A Gate at the Stairs , reviewed by Hilene Flanzbaum

Mlodinow, Leonard - The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives , reviewed by Robert Dale

Mortenson, Greg & Relin, David Oliver - Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Murakami, Haruki - 1Q84, reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

Nerburn, Kent - Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce, reviewed by Richard McGowan

Neville, Katherine - The Fire reviewed by Judi Morrel

Numbers, Ronald L. - Galileo Goes To Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion , reviewed by Michael Zimmerman

Ogawa, Yoko - The Housekeeper and the Professor, reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

Palahniuk, Chuck - Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey , reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

Patterson, Richard North - Eclipse , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Perry, Michael - Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting , reviewed by Travis Ryan

Pollan, Michael - The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Natural History of Four Meals , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Rawleigh, Wilbur T. - Freeport's Lincoln , reviewed by George Geib

Roberts, Gareth - Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure of Douglas Adams, reviewed by James McGrath

Robinson, Marilyn - Home , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Robinson, Peter - Watching the Dark, reviewed by Larry W. Riggs

Romano, Stephen - Shock Festival , reviewed by Rocky Colavito

Rosen, William - Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe, reviewed by George W. Geib 

Ruhlman, Michael - House: A Memoir , reviewed by Anne Wilson

Rushdie, Salman - Joseph Anton: A Memoir, reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

Ryan, Cheyney - The Chickenhawk Syndrome: War, Sacrifice, and Personal Responsibility , reviewed by Harry van der Linden

Saramago, Jose - The Elephant's Journey , reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

Schaara, Michael - The Killer Angels, reviewed by Richard McGowan

Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Sharples, R.W. - Peripatetic Philosophy, 200 BC to AD 200: An Introduction and Collection of Sources in Translation, reviewed by Tiberiu Popa

Sijie, Dai - Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress reviewed by Paula Saffire

Silbert, Leslie - The Intelligencer , reviewed by Judi Morrel

Simonson, Helen - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, reviewed by Richard J. McGowan

Skloot, Rebecca - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, reviewed by Paula Saffire

Small, David - Stitches , reviewed by Robert Stapleton

Smith, Daniel - Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety, reviewed by Eloise Sureau-Hale

Smith, Red - To Absent Friends from Red Smith , reviewed by Richard McGowan

Sorabji, Richard - Philoponus and the rejections of Aristotelian Science, 2nd edition, reviewed by Tiberiu Popa

Swanson, James L. - Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer , reviewed by Richard McGowan

Tallamy, Douglas W. - Bringing Nature Home: How you can sustain wildlife with nature , reviewed by Rebecca Dolan

Tutu, Desmond and Mpho Tutu - Made for Goodness and Why This Makes All the Difference, reviewed by Richard McGowan

Vale, Vivian & Juno, Andrea - Re/Search #10: Incredibly Strange Films , reviewed by Rocky Colavito 

Venkatesh, Sudhir - Gang Leader for A Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets , reviewed by Rocky Colavito

Verghese, Abraham - Cutting for Stone , reviewed by Anne Wilson

Waks, V.J. - Tau 4 , reviewed by George Geib

Wallace, Benjamin - The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine, reviewed by Paul Hanson

Wilkerson, Isabel - The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, reviewed by Mary Ramsbottom

Wilson, Edward O. - The Social Conquest of Earth, reviewed by Larry W. Riggs

Wolfe, Gene - An Evil Guest reviewed by Brian Giesler

Wrangham, Richard - Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human , reviewed by Paula Saffire

Wroblewski, David - The Story of Edgar Sawtelle , reviewed by Lacy Echols

Zafon, Carlos Ruiz - The Shadow of the Wind , reviewed by Richard McGowan

Zakaria, Fareed - The Post-American World ,  reviewed by Dave Mason