Reading List

2010

  1. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  2. The Varieties of Scientific Experience – Carl Sagan
  3. Poised for Grace: Annotations on the Bhagavad Gita from a Tantric View – Douglas Brooks
  4. Food Rules – Michael Pollan
  5. Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don’t Like Religion (or Atheism) – Frank Schaeffer
  6. The Mood Cure – Julia Ross
  7. Catalyst – Laurie Halse Anderson
  8. Bucky: A Guided Tour of Buckminster Fuller – Hugh Kenner
  9. The Salmon of Doubt – Douglas Adams
  10. The Ox-Bow Incident – Walter Van Tilburg Clark
  11. Maple Leaf Rag: Travels Across Canada – Stephen Brook
  12. The Good Man Jesus And The Scoundrel Christ – Philip Pullman
  13. The Bird Artist – Howard Norman
  14. The Annotated Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery, Edited by Wendy E. Barry, Margaret Anne Doody, Mary E. Doody Jones
  15. A Whale for the Killing – Farley Mowat
  16. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson – Thomas H. Johnson, ed.
  17. The Introvert Advantage – Marti Olsen Laney
  18. The Great Oom:  The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America – Robert Love
  19. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  20. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  21. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
  22. Life Is Elsewhere – Milan Kundera

2011

  1. The Radiance Sutras – Lorin Roche
  2. John and the Missus – Gordon Pinsent
  3. Random Passage – Bernice Morgan
  4. The Sandman series – Neil Gaiman
  5. You Couldn’t Ignore Me If You Tried:  The Brat Pack, John Hughes, And Their Impact On A Generation – Susannah Gora
  6. Seeing Further:  The Story of Science and the Royal Society – Bill Bryson, ed.
  7. Annabel – Kathleen Winter
  8. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
  9. Nonviolent Communication:  A Language of Life – Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
  10. Mother Aegypt and Other Stories – Kage Baker
  11. The First Man-Made Man:  The Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair, And A Twentieth Century Medical Revolution – Pagan Kennedy
  12. The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson:  A Novel – Jerome Charyn
  13. Neon Angel – Cherie Currie
  14. GENDERqUEER:  voices from beyond the sexual binary – Edited by Joan Nestle, Clare Howell, and Riki Wilchins
  15. Little Brother – Cory Doctorow
  16. Raising Cain:  Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys – Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., and Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
  17. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
  18. Reviving Ophelia:  Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls – Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
  19. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty – Anne Rice
  20. The Education of a WASP – Lois Mark Stalvey
  21. Crossing Open Ground – Barry Lopez
  22. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
  23. Of Wolves And Men – Barry Lopez
  24. Jitterbug Perfume – Tom Robbins

2012

  1. The Places That Scare You – Pema Chodron
  2. Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation – Stephen Mitchell, trans.
  3. The Man In The Grey Flannel Skirt – Jon-Jon Goulian
  4. Alone In The Classroom – Elizabeth Hay
  5. And Baby Makes More:  Known Donors, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families – Edited by Susan Goldberg and Chloë Brushwood Rose
  6. Teaching Yoga:  Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship – Donna Farhi
  7. The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
  8. The Science of Yoga – William J. Broad
  9. The Brain That Changes Itself – Norman Doidge, M.D.
  10. She’s Not There:  A Life In Two Genders – Jennifer Finney Boylan
  11. Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
  12. True Selves – Mildred L. Brown and Chloe Ann Rounsley
  13. The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For – Alison Bechdel
  14. Flaming Iguanas:  An All-Girl Road Novel Thing – Erika Lopez
  15. Gender Outlaws:  The Next Generation – Edited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman
  16. The Cat’s Table – Michael Ondaatje
  17. Almost Perfect – Brian Katcher
  18. I’m Looking Through You:  Growing Up Haunted:  A Memoir – Jennifer Finney Boylan
  19. Tempest Tost – Robertson Davies
  20. Wild:  From Lost To Found on the Pacific Crest Trail – Cheryl Strayed
  21. tiny beautiful things:  advice on love and life from Dear Sugar – Cheryl Strayed
  22. How To Be A Woman – Caitlin Moran

2013

  1. February – Lisa Moore
  2. Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman
  3. Away – Jane Urquhart
  4. Bossypants – Tina Fey
  5. Louis Riel:  A Comic-Strip Biography – Chester Brown
  6. Whipping Girl:  A Transsexual Woman On Sexism And The Scapegoating of Femininity – Julia Serano
  7. The Ocean At The End Of The Lane – Neil Gaiman
  8. Stuck In The Middle With You:  A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders – Jennifer Finney Boylan
  9. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running:  A Memoir – Haruki Murakami
  10. Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women’s Prison – Piper Kerman
  11. Goodbye to All That:  Writers on Loving and Leaving New York – Edited by Sari Botton

2014

  1. The Watch That Ends The Night – Hugh MacLennan
  2. Weetzie Bat – Francesca Lia Block
  3. Witch Baby – Francesca Lia Block
  4. Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys – Francesca Lia Block
  5. Redefining Realness:  My Path to Womanhood Identity, Love & So Much More – Janet Mock
  6. The Orenda – Joseph Boyden
  7. Two Solitudes – Hugh MacLennan
  8. Hyperbole And A Half – Allie Brosh
  9. Never Can Say Goodbye:  Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York – Edited by Sari Botton

2015

  1. Stone Mattress – Margaret Atwood
  2. Runaway – Alice Munro
  3. The 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman
  4. Common Ground – Justin Trudeau
  5. Party of One:  Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover – Michael Harris
  6. Chasing the Scream:  The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs – Johann Hari
  7. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
  8. Girl In A Band – Kim Gordon
  9. Family Furnishings – Alice Munro
  10. Ru – Kim Thúy
  11. The First Book Of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic – Jessica Hopper
  12. Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman
  13. Canada:  A Guide to the Peaceable Kingdom – William Kilbourn, ed.
  14. The Odd Woman and the City – Vivian Gornick
  15. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
  16. The Education of Augie Merasty:  A Residential School Memoir – Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter
  17. His Whole Life – Elizabeth Hay
  18. Canoe Country:  The Making of Canada – Roy MacGregor
  19. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? – Jeanette Winterson
  20. The Best American Essays 2013 – Cheryl Strayed, ed.

2016

  1. The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander
  2. M Train – Patti Smith
  3. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  4. Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
  5. A Complicated Kindness – Miriam Toews
  6. Mythology – Edith Hamilton
  7. The Daylight Gate – Jeanette Winterson
  8. tiny beautiful things – Cheryl Strayed
  9. We Stand On Guard – Brian K. Vaughan
  10. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Anne Lamott
  11. the dip – Seth Godin
  12. Nelvana of the Northern Lights – Adrian Dingle, ed. by Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey
  13. Roller Girl – Victoria Jamieson
  14. Wenjack – Joseph Boyden
  15. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen

2017

  1. Upstream – Mary Oliver
  2. The Girl With All The Gifts – M. R. Carey
  3. The Art Of Asking – Amanda Palmer

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