The Great Teaching Round-Up, sponsored by TCCTA each May, recently completed its 2016 event. Among the tasks performed by the group was assembling a list of recommended books—including titles that don't necessarily relate directly to education.
Other TCCTA programs have also followed this tradition. As noted here often, it is amazing to witness the variety of books that community college teachers recommend. Undoubtedly some future enumeration will include "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "The Iliad."
Here is the 2016 Round-Up list. Enjoy!
“The Science Fiction Stories of Jack London” - Jack London
“The Illustrated Man” - Ray Bradbury
“War & Peace” - Leo Tolstoy
“1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus” - Charles Mann
“Vincent” - Leonard Nimoy
“If the Devil Had a Wife” - Frank Mills
“Fool for Love” - Sam Shepard
“The Shape of Things” - Neil LaBute
“Leaving Iowa” - Tim Clue & Spike Manton
“Doubt” - Patrick Shanley
“ A Short History of Nearly Everything” - Bill Bryson
“My Stroke of Insight” - Jill Bolte Taylor
“Working” - Studs Terkel
“Foundation Trilogy” - Robert Heinlein
“The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini” - Benvenuto Cellini
”Lincoln Unmasked” - Thomas DiLorenzo
“Fear & Trembling” - Søren Kierkegaard
“The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness” - Stephen Brookfield
“Stoner” - John Williams
“The Poisonwood Bible” - Barbara Kingsolver