Book Reads

2019 Book Reads

  1. Design Thinking for School Leaders: Five Roles and Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change by Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson
  2. Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee
  3. Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
  4. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
  5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Audible read by Tim Robbins)
  6. Circe by Madeline Miller
  7. Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  8. Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ networks by Julia Freeland Fisher with Daniel Fisher
  9. Leading for Professional Learning: What Successful Principals Do to Support Teaching Practice by Anneke Markholt, Joanna Michelson, & Stephen Fink
  10. Change is Good. You Go First by by Mac Anderson and Tom Feltenstein
  11. Belong: Find Your People, Create Community & Live a More Connected Life by Radha Agrawal
  12. Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon A. Mackenzie
  13. Show Your Work: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon
  14. The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
  15. The Very Principled Maggie Mayfield by Kathy Cooperman
  16. Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
  17. The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
  18. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  19. Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle

2018 Book Reads

I made a deal with myself (see blog post “The Next Chapter”) to read more in 2018. My goal is to read a book(ish) a week. I’m slacking on the weekly timeline goal, but I am enjoying the reads!

(These links go to Amazon – I don’t get any money for them.)

  1. Grayson by Lynne Cox
  2. The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman
  3. Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
  4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  5. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  6. Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani
  7. Creativity Rules: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into the World by Tina Seelig
  8. Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom Kelley & David Kelley
  9. Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World by Tony Wagner
  10. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  11. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
  12. The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
  13. Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance by Alex Hutchinson
  14. CAD Monkeys, Dinosaur Babies and T-Shaped People: Inside the World of Design Thinking and How It Can Spark Creativity and Innovation by Warren Berger
  15. Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Help Others, Do Work that Matters, and Make Smarter Choices about Giving Back by William Macaskill
  16. This Human: How to Be the Person Designing for Other People by Melis Senova
  17. Ted Talks Storytelling: 23 Storytelling Techniques from the Best TED Talks by Akash Karia
  18. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  19. The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
  20. Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
  21. The Human Side of Changing Education: How to Lead Change With Clarity, Conviction, and Courage by Julie Margretta Wilson
  22. New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World — and How to Make It Work for You by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms
  23. The Space: A Guide for Educators by Rebecca Louise Hare and Robert Dillon
  24. Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works and How to Teach It to Everyone by Elizabeth Green
  25. Design For Strengths: Applying Design Thinking to Individual and Team Strengths by John K. Coyle
  26. Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive by Bradley R. Staats
  27. Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (Vampire Chronicles) by Anne Rice
  28. Teach With Your Strengths: How Great Teachers Inspire Their Students by Rosanne Liesveld

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