The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky
The Islanders by Christopher Priest
Satan Says: Poems by Sharon Olds
Strange Divisions & Alien Territories by Keith Brooke
Hard Light by Elizabeth Hand
Super Paleo Snacks by Landria Voigt
All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
The Last Shift: Poems by Phillip Levine
The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble
Over the past month, I brought home more poetry from the libraries - the Borzutzky (how many names have two Z's?), the Olds, and the Levine. When I went to pick up the Hand, which I wanted to read as the third book in a series I've enjoyed, I snagged the paleo snacks book too. The Brooke is a resource for my Reading class, the Drabble was mentioned on my podcast, and the Priest is a book on my radar.
For my Reading class, I require my students to read books in genres they don't usually read. I always do it too, so last year I read a football book and an Amish romance. This year I didn't have many options other than politics and philosophy... I decided to get the Bernstein/Woodward book because I know so little about the Nixon events. In school we basically learned "Nixon got impeached" and then headed to the 1980s.