On the U.N. International Day For Persons With Disabilities (Dec 3), Dr. Adrian Chan joins NOW with Dave Brown to talk about the work he and his colleagues do at Carleton University’s Abilities Living Laboratory (starting at 77:30).


The following are a list of books that I have read. Suggestions welcomed!

Books in the queue

Currently reading

Adam Grant, Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success, Penguin Books, 2014.

Books that I have read


Poornima Luthra, The Art of Active Allyship: 7 Behaviours to Empower You to Push The Pendulum Towards Inclusion At Work, Talented Consultancy APS, 2022.

Neal Stephenson, Termination Shock: A Novel, William Morrow, 2021.

Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Crown, 2017.

Dave Eggers, The Every, Vintage Canada, 2021.


George Orwell, Animal Farm, Penguin Random House, 2008.

Merlin Sheldrake, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures, Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2021.

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Knopf, 2017.

Yoko Ogawa, The Memory Police: A Novel, Vintage, 2020.

Hervé Le Tellier, The Anomaly, Other Press, 2021.

John McFetridge, Every City Is Every Other City: A Gordon Stewart Mystery, ECW Press, 2021.

Lucy Foley, The Guest List, William Morrow, 2020.

Samantha Irby, Wow, No Thank You: Essays, Vintage, 2020.

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Beacon Press, 2018.

Tarryn Fisher, The Wrong Family: A Thriller, Graydon House, 2020.

S. F. Kosa, The Quiet Girl, Sourcebooks Landmark, 2020.

Omar El Akkad, American War, Penguin Random House, 2018.


Cheryl A. Foy, An Introduction to University Governance, Irwin Law Inc., 2021.

Karen Walrond, The Lightmaker's Manifesto: How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy, Broadleaf Books, 2021.

bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions, William Morrow Paperback, 2018.

Hermione Hoby, Virtue: A Novel, Riverhead Books, 2021.

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, Milkweed Editions, 2015.

Jeff VanderMeer, Hummingbird Salamander, McClelland & Stewart, 2021.

Lisa Jewell, Invisible Girl, Atria Books, 2020.

Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist, Random House, 2020.

Bob Joseph, 21 things you may not know about the Indian Act: Helping Canadians make reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a reality, Page Two Books, 2018.

Shawn Anthony, Aspe the Gate: Stories of Leaving and Finding Home, 2018.

Lisa Genova, Love Anthony, Gallery Books, 2012.

Lisa Genova, Left neglected, Gallery Books, 2011.

Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The origins of our discontents, Random House, 2020.


Geoff Blackwell, Ruth Hobday, and Kieran E. Scott, 200 Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World, Chronicle Books; Abridged, Updated edition, 2019.

Kim Stanley Robinson, The Ministry for the Future, Orbit Books, 2021.

Leidy Klotz, Subtract: The untapped science of less, Flatiron Books, 2021.

Cathy Park Hong, Minor feelings: An Asian American reckoning, One World, 2021.

Kai Cheng Thom, I hope we choose love: A trans girl's notes from the end of the world, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2019.

Keigo Higashino, The Devotion of Suspect X: A novel, Minotaur Books, 2011.

Jeff Schwartz with Suzanne Riss, Work Disrupted: Opportunity, Resilience, and Growth in the Accelerated Future of Work, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2021.

Julie S. Lalonde, Resilience is futile: The life and death and life of Julie S. Lalonde, Between The Lines, 2020.

Chip Heath and Dan Heath, The power of moments, Simon and Schuster, 2017.

Caly Scroggins, How to lead when you're not in charge: Leveraging influence when you lack authority, Zondervan Reflective, 2017.


Edgar H. Schein, Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013.

Brian R. Little, Me, Myself, and Us: The Science and Personality and the Art of Well-Being, Harper Collins, 2014.

L. David Marquet, Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't, Penguin Publishing Group, 2020.

Malcolm Gladwell, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know, Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts., Random House, 2018.

Simon Sinek, The Infinite Game, Portfolio, 2019.

Steven Pinker, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, Viking, 2018.

Surowiecki, James, The Wisdom of Crowds, Anchor, 2005.


Rebecca Traister, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger, Simon & Schuster, 2018.

Kate Bowler, Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved, Random House, 2019.

Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders: A Novel, Harper Perennial, 2018.

M. R. Carey, The Girl With All the Gifts, Orbit, 2014.

Jen Agg, I Hear She's a Real Bitch, Anchor Canada, 2018.

Stuart Turton, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Sourcebooks Landmark, 2018.

Karen Thompson Walker, The Dreamers: A Novel, Random House, 2019.

Jason Fagone, The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies, Dey Street Books, 2017.

Ann Leckie, Provenance, Orbit, 2017.

Child, Lee, A Wanted Man, Random House Audio, 2012.

Jen Waite, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal, Plume, 2017.

Eric Barker, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong, HarperOne; Reprint edition, 2019.

Josh Malerman, Bird Box: A Novel, Ecco; Reprint edition, 2015.

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, The Nest, HarperAvenue, 2016.

JP Delaney, The Girl Before: A Novel, Doubleday Canada, 2017.

Satya Nadella, Greg Shaw, and Jill Tracie Nichols, Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, HarperBusiness, 2017.

Asher, Jay, Thirteen Reasons Why, Penguin Young Readers Group, 2011.

Meyer, Stephenie, The Chemist, Back Bay Books, 2017.

Macmillan, Gilly, What She Knew, William Morrow Paperbacks, 2015.

Levy, Ariel, The Rules Do Not Apply, Penguin Random House, 2018.


Kubica, Mary, The Good Girl, MIRA, 2015.

Lawson, Jenny, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things, Flatiron Books, 2017.

Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future, Penguin Books, 2017.

Eggers, Dave, The Circle, Vintage Books, 2014.

Finder, Joseph, The Switch: A Novel, Dutton, 2017.

Brown, Brené, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, Hazelden Publishing, 2010.

Nichols, Tom, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, Oxford University Press, 2017.

Brown, Brené, Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution, Random House Canada, 2015.

Newitz, Annalee, Autonomous: A Novel, Tor Books, 2017.

Kluger, Jeffrey, Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon, Henry Holt and Co., 2017.

Sandberg, Sheryl, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Knopf, 2013.

Shtulman, Andrew, Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong, Basic Books, 2017.

Pao, Ellen, Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change, Spiegel & Grau, 2017.

deGrasse Tyson, Neil, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, WW Norton, 2017.

Child, Lee, The Hard Way, Mass Market Paperback, 2009.

Crouch, Blake, Dark Matter, Broadway Books, 2018.

Child, Lee, High Heat, Transworld Digital, 2013.

Child, Lee, Second Son, Transworld Digital, 2011.

Child, Lee, Deep Down, Transworld Digital, 2012.

Child, Lee, Small Wars, Transworld Digital, 2015.

Moore, Kate, The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women, Sourcebooks, 2018.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, One World, 2017.

Lagercrantz, David, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, Viking, 2017.

Tegmark, Max, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Knopf, 2017.

Kalanithi, Paul, When Breath Becomes Air, Random House, 2016.

Auster, Paul, 4 3 2 1: A Novel, Henry Holt Company, 2017.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi, Between the World and Me, Crown, 2017.

Beck, Haylen, Here and Gone: A Novel, Spiegel & Grau, 2015.

Brown, Dan, Origin: A Novel, Doubleday, 2017.


Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber, The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2017.

Carter, Meg, The Lies We Tell, Dreamscape Media, 2017.

Gore, Al, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Rodale Books, 2017.

Paris, BA, Behind Closed Doors, HQ, 2016.

Winslow, Don, The Force: A Novel, William Morrow, 2017.

Lapena, Shari, The Couple Next Door, Doubleday Canada, 2016.

Jonathan Shariat and Cynthia Savard Saucier, Tragic Design, O'Reilly Media, 2017.

Lyga, Barry, Bang, Blackstone Audio, 2017.

Child, Lee, Night School, Delacorte Press, 2016.

Child, Lee, The Affair, Delacorte Press, 2011.

Ekman, Paul, Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage, W. W. Norton & Company, 2009.

Child, Lee, Make Me, Dell, 2015.

Child, Lee, Never Go Back, Dell, 2013.

Van Reet, Brian, Spoils, Lee Boudreaux Books, 2017.

Lescroart, John, Fatal, Atria Books, 2017.

Brown, Daniel James, Boys in the Boat, Penguin Books, 2014.

Ng, Celeste, Everything I Never Told You, Penguin Press, 2014.

Mastai, Elan, All Our Wrong Todays, Doubleday Canada, 2017.

Child, Lee, 61 Hours, Dell, 2010.

Child, Lee, Nothing to Lose, Dell, 2009.

Child, Lee, Personal, Dell, 2015.

Child, Lee, Die Trying, Berkley, 2006.

Rubin, Gretchen, Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life, Broadway Books, 2015.

Sullenberger III, Chesley B. and Jeffrey Zaslow, Sully: My Search for What Really Matters, William Morrow Paperbacks, 2016.

Child, Lee, Killing Floor, Berkley, 2012.

Ekman, Paul, Emotions Revealed, Second Edition: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life, Holt Paperbacks, 2007.

Slaughter, Karin, Pretty Girls, William Morrow, 2016.

Flynn, Gillian, Sharp Objects, Broadway Paperbacks, 2006.

Orr, David W., Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect, Island Press, 2004.

Jonasson, Jonas, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Hachette Books, 2012.

Hillenbrand, Laura, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, Random House, 2010.

Kohn, Alfie, The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting, Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2014.

Joyner, Mark, Simpleology: The Simple Science of Getting What You Want, Wiley, 2007.

Veronica Roth, Four: A Divergent Collection, Harper Collins, 2014.

Veronica Roth, Allegiant, Harper Collins, 2013.

Veronica Roth, Insurgent, Harper Collins, 2012.

Saunders, Lisa, Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis, Harmony, 2010.

Johnson, Steven, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, Riverhead Books, 2014.

Lore, Pittacus, The Fate of Ten (Lorien Legacies), Harper Collins, 2016.

Hadfield, Chris, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Vintage Canada, 2015.

Veronica Roth and Nicolas Delort, Divergent, Harper Collins, 2011.


Schulz, Kathryn, Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2011.

Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Penguin Books, 2011.

Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, When to Rob a Bank: And 147 More Warped Suggestions And Well-Intentioned Rants From The Freakonomics Guys, William Morrow, 2015.

Lahey, Jessica, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Harper , 2015.

Duhigg, Charles and Chamberlain, Mike, Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, Doubleday Canada, 2016.

Sasson, Jean, Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arab, Windsor-Brooke Books, 2010.

Scott, Susan, Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time, Berkley, 2004.

Marsh, Henry, Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery, Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.

Rudder, Christian, Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking), Crown, 2014.

Watts, Duncan J., Everything Is Obvious: *Once You Know the Answer), Crown Business, 2011.

Ellenberg, Jordan, How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking, Penguin Press, 2014.

Rogak, Lisa, Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of John Stewart, St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.

Franzen, Johnathan, Farther Away, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2012.

Conard, Edward, Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong, Portfolio, 2013.

Eble, Kenneth E., The Craft of Teaching: A Guide to Mastering the Professor's Art, Jossey-Bass; 2 edition, 1994.


Fink, Sheri, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital, Atlantic Books, 2014.

McEwan, Ian, Saturday, Vintage Canada, 2006.

Coelho, Paulo, The Alchemist, Harperone, 2006.

Grisham, John, A Painted House: A Novel, Doubleday, 2001.

Kolbert, Elizabeth, The Sixth Extinction, Henry Holt and Co, 2014.

Nye, B and Powell, Corey S., Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, St. Martin's Press, 2014.

Pink, Daniel H., Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Riverhead Books, 2011.

Ronson, Jon, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Riverhead Books, 2015.

Lore, Pittacus, I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Fallen Legacies Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files), Harper Collins, 2012.

Lore, Pittacus, I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Nine's Legacy Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files), Harper Collins, 2012.

Lore, Pittacus, I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Six's Legacy Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files), Harper Collins, 2012.

Lore, Pittacus, I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Forgotten Ones Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files), Harper Collins, 2013.

Lore, Pittacus, I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Last Days of Lorien Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files), Harper Collins, 2013.

Lore, Pittacus, I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Search for Sam Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files), Harper Collins, 2013.

Lore, Pittacus, I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Five's Betrayal Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files), Harper Collins, 2014.

Lore, Pittacus, I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Return to Paradise (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files), Harper Collins, 2014.

Lore, Pittacus, I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Five's Legacy (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files), Harper Collins, 2014.

Kidder, Tracy, The Soul of a New Machine, Little Brown & Co, 1981.

Zweig, David, Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion, Portfolio Hardcover, 2014.


Brooks, David, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2012.

Gladwell, Malcolm, What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures, Back Bay Books, 2010.

Axelrod, David and Axelrod, Emily, Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2014.

Gurtler, Janet, 16 Things I Thought Were True, Sourcebooks Fire, 2014.

Lore, Pittacus, The Revenge of Seven, Tween, 2014.

Marquet, David, Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders, Portfolio Hardcover, 2013.

Luttrell, Marcus, Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account Of Operation Redwing And The Lost Heroes Of Seal Team 10, Little, Brown And Company, 2009.

Klein, Naomi, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Greenberg, Gary, Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease, Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Lore, Pittacus, The Fall of Five, Harper Collins, 2013.

Sinek, Simon, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't, Portfolio Hardcover, 2014

Perry, John, The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing, Workman Publishing Company, 2012.

Finkel, Donald, Teaching with Your Mouth Shut, Heinemann, 2000.

Lightman, Alan, The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew, Pantheon, 2014.

Goleman, Daniel, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, Harper, 2013.

Halpern, Justin, Sh*t My Dad Says, It Books, 2010.

Greenberg, Andy, This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Information, Dutton Adult, 2012.

Kidder, Tracy, Strength in What Remains, Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010.

Haidt, Jonathan, The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, Basic Books, 2006.

Halvorson, Heidi Grant and Higgins, E. Tory, Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence, Hudson Street Press, 2013.

Edmonds, David, Would You Kill the Fat Man?: The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong, Princeton University Press, 2013.

Mezrich, Ben, Straight Flush: The True Story of Five College Kids Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Empire-and How It All Came Crashing Down..., William Morrow, 2013

Russell, Bertrand, In Praise of Idleness: And Other Essays, Routledge, 2004.

Dobelli, Rolf, The Art of Thinking Clearly, Harper, 2013.

McRaney, David, You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself, Gotham, 2013.

Brown, Brene, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, Gotham, 2012.

Senior, Jennifer, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, Ecco, 2014.

Sims, Peter, Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries, Free Press, 2011.

Harrison, Guy P., 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True, Prometheus Books, 2011

DiSalvo, David, What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite, Prometheus Books, 2011

Schweitzer, Albert, Out of my Life and Thoughts, Mentor, 1963.

Zuckoff, Michael, Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II, Harper, 2013.

Morgentaler, Abraham, Why Men Fake It: The Totally Unexpected Truth About Men and Sex, Henry Holt and Co., 2013.

Mali, Taylor, What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World, Berkley Trad, 2013.

Owen, Mark, No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy Seal: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Ladend, Dutton Adult, 2012.

Dalai Lama, How to See Yourself As You Really Are, Ed. (and translator) Jeffrey Hopkins, Atria Books, 2007.

Panek, Richard, The 4% Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality, Mariner Books, 2011.

Watts, Duncan J, Everything is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us, Crown Business, 2012.

Robinson, Ken and Aronica, Lou, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Penguin Books, 2009.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Harper Perennial, 2007.

Card, Orson Scott, Ender is Exile, Tor Science Fiction, Reprint edition, 1994.

Gladwell, Malcolm, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Little, Brown, and Company, 2013.

Brooks, Max, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Broadway Books, 2007.

Card, Orson Scott, Speaker for the Dead, Tor Science Fiction, Reprint edition, 1994.


Card, Orson Scott, Ender's Shadow, Tor Science Fiction, Reprint edition, 1994.

Card, Orson Scott, Ender's Game, Tor Science Fiction, Reprint edition, 1994.

Andrews, Lori, I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy, Free Press, 2013.

Gore, Al, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, Random House, 2013.

Yousafzai, Malala and Lamb, Christina, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban, W&N, 2013.

Sherman, Zander, The Curiousity of School, Viking Canada, 2012.

Lore, Pittacus, The Rise of Nine, Harper Collins, 2013.

Carter, Christine, Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents, Ballantine Books, 2011.

Frankl, Viktor, Man's Search for Meaning, Beacon Press, 2006.

Thaler, Robert H. and Sunstein, Cass R., Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, Penguin Books, 2009.

Solomon, Andrew, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, Scribner, 2012.

Cain, Susan, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Broadway Books, 2013.

Fallis, Terry, Up and Down, Trade Paperback, 2013.

Blanding, Michael, The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink, Avery Trade, 2011.

Baggini, Julian, The Big Questions: Ethics, Quercus, 2012.

Berman, David B., Do good design: How can design change the world, New Riders, 2013.

Rheingold, Howard, Net Smart: How to Thrive Online, The MIT Press, 2012.

James, Aaron, Assholes: A Theory, Doubleday, 2012.

Skloot, Rebeccca, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Broadway, 2011.

Partnov, Frank, Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, PublicAffairs, 2012.

Hazen, Robert M., The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet, Viking Adult, 2012.

Groopman, Jerome, How doctors think, Mariner Books, 2008.

Vujicic, Nick, Life Without Limbs: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life, Doubleday, 2008.

Brafman, Ori and Brafman, Rom, Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior, Crown Business, 2008.

Robinson, Ken, Out of our Minds: Learning to be Creative, 2nd edition, Capstone, 2011.

Sinek, Simon, Start with why: How great leaders inspire everyone to take action, Portfolio Hardcover, 2009.


Genova, Lisa, Still Alice, Gallery Books, 2009.

Brafman, Ori and Brafman, Rom, Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrantional Behavior, Crown Business, 2008.

Lerch, Marilyn (Ed.), Making a difference: A Celebration of the 3M Fellowship, Council of 3M Teaching Fellows, 2005.

Burns, Brian, People Want Toast not Toasters, Buschekbooks, 2012.

Martin, George R. R., A Dance with Drgaons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five, Bantam, 2011.

Keys, Daniel, Flowers for Algernon, Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966.

Duhigg, Charles, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change It, Random House, 2012.

Martin, George R. R., A Feast For Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Four, Bantam, 2005.

Martin, George R. R., A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three, Bantam, 2000.

Walker, Karen Thompson, The Age of Miracles, Random House, 2012.

Martin, George R. R., A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One, Bantam, 1997.

Burpo, Todd and Vincent, Lynn, Heaven is for real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, Thomas Nelson, 2010.

Patterson, James, Alex Cross's Trial, Vision, 2010.

Clark, Ian D, Trick, David, and Van Loon, Richard, Academic Reform: Policy Options for Improving the Quality and Cost-effectiveness of Undergraduate Education in Ontario, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011.

Unger, Lisa, Beautiful lies: A novel, Shaye Areheart Books, 2006.

DeGeneres, Ellen, Seriously...I'm Kidding, AudioGO, 2011.

Hamilton, Denise, Damage Control, Blackstone Audio,, 2011.

Bain, Ken, What the best college teachers do, Harvard University Press, 2004.

Locke, John, The love you crave, Telemachus Press, 2011.

Wasdin, Howard E and Templin, Stephen, SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper, St. Martin's Press, 2011.

Locke, John, A Girl Like You, Telemachus Press, 2011.

Lore, Pittacus, The Power of Six, Harper Collins, 2011.

Lore, Pittacus, I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Six's Legacy, Harper Collins, 2011.

Kahneman, Daniel, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

Collins, Susan, Mockingjay, Scholastic Press, 2010.

Collins, Susan, Catching Fire, Scholastic Press, 2009.

Collins, Susan, The Hunger Games, Scholastic Press, 2008.

Barss, Patchen, The Erotic Engine: How Pornography has Powered Mass Communication, from Gutenberg to Google, Anchor Canada, 2011.


Unger, Lisa, Beautiful Lies: A Novel, Shaye Areheart Books, 2006.

Hamilton, Tyler, Mad Like Tesla: Underdog Inventors and their Relentless Pursuit of Clean Energy, ECW Press, 2011.

Palmer, Parker J., The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life, 10th edition, Jossey-Bass, 2007.

Chilton, Dave, The Wealthy Barber Returns: Significantly Older and Marginally Wiser, Financial Awareness Corp, 2011.

Eagleman, David, Incognito: Secret Lives of the Brain, Penguin, 2011.

Kepler, Lars, The Hypnotist, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.

Hill, Lawrence, The book of negros, HarperCollins, 2007.

Chua, Amy, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Penguin Press, 2011.

Locke, John, Follow the Stone, Telemachus Press, 2011.

Foer, Joshua, Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Penguin Press, 2011.

Locke, John, Now and Then, Telemachus Press, 2010.

Locke, John, Lethal Experiment, Telemachus Press, 2009.

Locke, John, Lethal People, Telemachus Press, 2009.

Donoghue, Emma, Room: A Novel, Little, Brown and Company, 2010.

Locke, John, Wish List, Telemachus Press, 2010.

Hocking, Amanda, Ascend, CreateSpace, 2011.

Hocking, Amanda, Torn, CreateSpace, 2010.

Hocking, Amanda, Switched, CreateSpace, 2010.

Locke, John, Saving Rachel, iuniverse.com, 2009.

Lore, Pittacus, I am Number Four, Harper Collins, 2010.

Gawande, Atul, The checklist manifesto: How to get things right, Picador, 2011.

Heath, Chip and Heath, Dan, Switch: How to change things when change is hard, Random House, 2010.

Skibsrud, Johanna, The Sentimentalists, Douglas & McIntyre, 2010, 2008.

Larsson, Steig, The girl who kicked the hornet's nest, Viking Canada, 2010.

Boyle, Eleanor and Rothstein, Harley, Essentials College/University Train: A Practical Guide, Steller Distrbution, 2008.


Patel, Raj, The value of nothing, Harper Collins, 2010.

Levant, Ezra, Ethical oil, McClelland, 2010.

Larsson, Stieg, The girl who played with fire, Vintage, 2010.

Larsson, Stieg, The girl with the dragon tatoo, Vintage Crime / Black Lizard, 2009.

Kurzweil, Ray, The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, Penguin, 2006.

Babiak, Todd, The book of Stanley, McClelland & Stewart, 2007.

Hellenga, Robert, Philosophy made simple, Back Bay Books, 2007.

Gawande, Atul, Complications: A surgeon's notes on an imperfect science, Picador, 2003.

Heath, Chip and Heath, Dan, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Random House, 2007.

Tong, Rosemarie, New Perspectives in Healthcare Ethics: An Interdisciplinary and Crosscultural Approach, Prentice Hall, 2006.

Kline, Nancy, Time to think - Listening to ignite the human mind, Cassell Illustrated, 1998.

Galloway, Stephen, The Cellist of SaraJevo, Riverhead Trade, 2008.

Pullman, Philip, The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, Book III), Random House, 2000.

Pullman, Philip, The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, Book II), Random House, 2000.

Pullman, Philip, The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book I), Random House, 2000.

Munroe, David, The Unexpected and Fictional Career Change of Jim Kearns, Dundurn Press, 2005.

Ganek, Danielle, Lulu meets God and doubts him, Viking USA, 2007.

Niffenegger, Audrey, Her fearful symmetry, Scribner, 2009.


Tang, Camy, Sushi for one?, Zondervan, 2007.

Ogawa, Yoko, The Housekeeper and the Professor, Picador, 2009.

Dunn, Matt, Best Man, Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Brooks, Michael, 13 things that don't make sense: The most baffling scientific mysteries of our time, Double Day, 2008.

McDonough William, Braunqart, Michael, Cradle to cradle: Remaking the way we make things, North point Press, 2002.

Towes, Miriam, A complicated kindness, Knopf Canada, 2004.

Holding, Ian, Unfeeling: A novel, Key Porter Books, 2007.

Pollan, Michael, In defense of food, Penguin Press, 2008.

Gilbert, Elizabeth, Eat, Pray, Love, Penguin Paperbacks, 2007.

Gladwell, Malcolm, Outliers: The story of success, Little, Brown and Company, 2008.

Levant Ezra, Shakedown, McClelland & Stewart, 2009.

Boyden Joseph, Three day road, Penguin, 2005.

Polak, P, Out of povery: What works when traditional approaches fail, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008.

Mortenson, G, Three cups of tea, Penguin, 2007.


Patterson, J, Pop goes the weasel, Grand Central Publishing, 2000.

Young WP, The shack, Windblown media, 2008.

Patterson, J, The big bad wolf, Grand Central Publishing, 2004.

Gross P, Passchendaele, Harpercollins Canada, 2008.

Hosseini K, A thousand splendid suns, Riverhead, 2007.

Bryson B, Notes from a small island, Harper Perennial, 1997.

Goleman, D, Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ, Bantam, 2006.

Senge PM, Scharmer CO, Jarworski J, Flowers BS, Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, Doubleday Business, 2008.

Gottman J, Declair J, Raising an emotionally intelligent child, Simon & Schuster, 1998.

Murkoff H, Eisenberg A, Hathaway, What to expect when you're expecting, 3rd edition, Workman Publishing Company, 2002.

Morris D, The naked ape, Dell Publishing Company, 1967.

Clinton, B, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, Knopf, 2007.

Downey P, So you're going to be a dad, Fisher Books, 2000.

Nasar, S, A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash. Touchstone, 2001.


Whiteley, Nigel, Design for Society, Reaktion Books, 1997.

Fox, Michael J., Lucky Man, Ebury, 2002.

Fuller, R. Buckminster, Guinea Pig B: The 56 Year Experiment, Critical Path Publishing, 2004.

Edwards, Kim, The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories, Penguin, 2007.

McCarthy, C., The Road, Vintage Books, 2007.

Gore, A., The Assault on Reason, Penguin Press HC, 2007.

Papanek, Victor, Design For The Real World: Human Ecology And Social Change, Academy Chicago Publishers, 1999.

Rowling, J. K, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Arthur A. Levine Books, 2007.

The Declaration of Independence - with short biographies of its signers, Applewood Books, Bedford MA.

Tzu, Sun (translated by Griffith, Samuel B), Art of War, Blue Heron Books, 2006.

Feynman, Richard P., Leighton, Ralph, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character), W. W. Norton & Company, 1997.

Rombauer, Irma S., The Joy of Cooking, 75th anniversary editions, Simon & Schuster, 2006. (I have not read this cover-to-cover but I find it an excellent cooking book. Very comprehensive!)

Gombrich, E. H., A little history of the world, Yale University Press, 2005.

Hosseini, Khaled, The Kite Runner, Riverhead, 2003.

White, E. B., Charlotte's Web, Harper Collins, 1952.

White, E. B., Stuart Little, Harper Trophy, 1945.

White, E. B., The Trumpet of the Swan, Harper Trophy, 1970.


Niffenegger, Audrey, The Time Traveler's Wife, Harvest Books, 2004.

Gilbert, Daniel, Stumbling on Happiness, Knopf, 2006.

Haddon, Mark, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Doubleday, 2003.

Sachs, Jeffrey D. The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, Penguin Press, 2005.

Levitt, Steven; Dubner, Stephen J., Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, William Morrow, 2005.

Gladwell, Malcolm, Blink, Little, Brown, 2005.

Gladwell, Malcolm, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Little, Brown, 2002.

Fishman, Ted C., China, Inc.: How The Rise Of The Next Superpower Challenges America And The World, Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Gignac, Robert; Townshend, Michael, Rich Is A State Of Mind: Building Wealth and Happiness - A Blueprint, Wealth Advisory Services, 2003.

Clark, Ron, The Essential 55, Hyperion, 2004.

Chilton, David, The Wealthy Barber: The Common Sense Guide to Successful Financial Planning, Stoddart, 2002.

Rowling, J. K, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Raincoast Books, 2006.

Dallaire, Romo; Power, Samantha, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, Carroll & Graf, 2004.

Guest, Robert, The Shackled Continent - Africa's Past, Present, and Future, Pan, 2005.

Lewis, C. S., The Magician's Nephew, HarperTrophy, 1994.

Lewis, C. S., The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, HarperTrophy, 1994.

Lewis, C. S., The Horse and His Boy, HarperTrophy, 1994.

Lewis, C. S., Prince Caspian, HarperTrophy, 1994.

Lewis, C. S., The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, HarperTrophy, 1994.

Lewis, C. S., The Silver Chair, HarperTrophy, 1994.

Lewis, C. S., The Last Battle, HarperTrophy, 1994.