5 Books I Enjoyed in 2010: Wrap-up

December 31, 2010


As this year winds down to a close, so does this list.  As a bookseller I am always intrigued by what people choose to read — it offers a glimpse into their private lives and reveals something about who they are.  With that in mind, I thank all of the contributors who generously took the […]

5 Books I Enjoyed in 2010: Thelma Horton

December 30, 2010


I loved reading as a child.  I would hide a Nancy Drew or a Jack London in my pillow case and after my Mom or Dad switched off the light, I performed the same ritual most nights – “Pull cover over head, find flash light, pull out book, get comfortable, start reading, satisfy my thirst […]


5 Books I Enjoyed in 2010: Hollis Heath

December 29, 2010


1.  The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B DuBois My course in African-American Sociology led me to this classic and for that, I’m so grateful. I’ve never read a book that so eloquently expressed the challenges that face Black Americans and inspired me to examine what can be done to overcome the plight many of us face. 2. So Long, Insecurity: […]

5 Books I Enjoyed in 2010: Denise Weber

December 28, 2010


I love, love, love to read and I am always asking folks for recommendations, so it is great to see so many new and old titles of amazing books.  I read primarily fiction, however I do occasion the non-fictional realm.   Here are 5 books I would highly encourage one to explore: 1. Winter Garden by […]

5 Books I Enjoyed in 2010: Michele Tracy Berger

December 27, 2010


As a professor and creativity coach, I read plenty for work. I usually start the year with a stack of books that I must read just to keep up with national conversations on creativity, health, and women’s issues. The first three books below reflect ones that I literally stumbled upon either at a book sale […]

5 Books I Enjoyed in 2010: Janene Ferrara

December 22, 2010


Fantastic Reads of 2010 (Top 6) 1, 2, 3.   The Millennium Trilogy written by the late Stieg Larsson which include The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.  Generally I am not a fan of crime novels but these books kept me […]

5 Books I Enjoyed in 2010: G. Dess

December 21, 2010


When I was initially invited to contribute to this blog I had to stop, think and try to remember….what books have I read this year? I realized that most of what I had read had been brief articles in newspapers and magazines, mostly online. What books did I read and enjoy this year? And when […]

5 Books I Enjoyed in 2010: Torrey Dixon

December 17, 2010


1. Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes Self-liberation is a much stronger force than oppressive legal institutions and social constructs. Hughes shows that prejudice can come in many colors and forms, but that even in the midst of such problems a strong artistic culture may be born. He depicts the black world of his time […]

5 Books I Enjoyed in 2010: Grace Thompson

December 15, 2010


1. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho Each of us has our own path to follow, an opportunity to create our own personal legend.  Everyone we meet comes into our lives for a reason.  Sometimes we get something we need from them, or they get it from us.             2. Creative […]

5 Books I Enjoyed in 2010: Owen Bryant

December 9, 2010


1. I just finished The Blueprint by gospel performer Kirk Franklin. It’s a Christian-based text with some practical applications and personal anecdotes from Franklin’s life. I was interested in reading The Blueprint because I read Franklin’s Church Boy and liked the book because it gave me some insight into who he was. I wasn’t really a […]