The Alchemist, Paulo Coehlo
I am not one to re-read books often, but am so glad I did in this case. The sexism of Fatima aside, this is a delightful exploration of meaning, spirituality, and life’s journey.

Sing You Home, Jodi Piccoult
I appreciated this much more than The Pact, particularly the way she played with models of fluid sexuality and the role of the Church in these issues.

Enchantress of Florence, Salman Rushdie
This book was a struggle for me in terms of getting through it. I thought it got better as it went and quite brillianty surfaced sexism, classism, and the woes of colonialism. A creative telling of history.

Nancy Drew- The Ghost of Blackwood Hall, Carolyn Keene
When we learned that one of the homestay families boasted a book from the ND series, we knew it was a must-read. This was perfect easy reading when I was sick in bed ;)

Ishmael, Daniel Quinn (TBB Curriculum)
I started preparing for my next job with this read, and will be sure to indicate what is from the curriculum as I go. I love this book. A unique way to review, critique, and rewrite the way we understand ourselves, our histories, and the world. Beagley-Reiners, please read!

Confessions of an Economic Hitman, John Perkins (TBB Curriculum)
I did not want to put this down once I started. This story reveals so many of the things wrong with the world and how they came to be that way. Anyone who considers themselves-or desires to be- an informed US citizen should read this.


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