My Reads

  • Big Stone Gap (Trigiani)
  • Cross Justice (Patterson)
  • Queen of the Big Time (Trigiani)
  • Smoke Screen (Brown)
  • This Much I Know is True (Lamb)
  • Ghosts of the Maratoc
  • Hope to Die (Patterson)
  • The First Man in Rome (McCullough)
  • Burn (Patterson)
  • The Supreme Macaroni Company (Trigiani)
  • The Shoemaker’s Wife (Trigiani)
  • Brava, Valentine (Trigiani)
  • Triple Threat (Patterson)
  • Killer Smile (Scottoline)
  • Underboss (Maas)
  • Truth or Die (Patterson)
  • 4th of July (Patterson)
  • Aluta (Badoe)
  • Separation of Power (Flynn)
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire (Larsson)
  • The Broker (Grisham)
  • Twelve Pillars (Rohn and Widener)
  • Sam’s Letters to Jennifer (Patterson)
  • Profoundly Disconnected (Rowe)
  • Lucky Strikes (Bayard)
  • Rainwater (Brown)
  • Second Chance (Patterson)
  • Caribbean (Michener)
  • The Litigators (Grisham)
  • Ricochet (Brown)
  • Second Honeymoon (Patterson)
  • Bellweather Rhapsody (Racculia)
  • Fishless Days, Angling Nights (Hackle)
  • The Last Mile (Baldacci)
  • Paper Towns (Green)
  • See Me (Sparks)
  • The Godfather Returns (Winegardner)
  • Gone (Patterson)
  • Omerta (Puzo)
  • The Patriot Threat (Berry)
  • Every Fifteen Minutes (Scottoline)
  • Belzhar (Wolitzer)
  • Weep Not, Child (Thiong’o)
  • Down River (Hart)
  • The King of Lies (Hart)
  • At First Sight (Sparks)
  • The Testament (Grisham)
  • At the Water’s Edge (Gruen)
  • Iron House (Hart)
  • NYPD Red 3 (Patterson and Karp)
  • The Last Song (Sparks)
  • The Rogue Lawyer (Grisham)
  • The Murder House (Ellis and Patterson)
  • The Attorney (Martini)
  • The Other Wes Moore (Moore)
  • Protect and Defend (Flynn)
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (Connelly)
  • The Story of Land and Sea (Simpson)
  • The Quest (DeMille)
  • The Man Who Was Poe (Avi)
  • Cross My Heart (Patterson)
  • Italian Stories (Papaleo)
  • The Sixth Man (Baldacci)
  • Unbroken (Hildebrand)
  • True Believers (Sparks)
  • Long Lost (Coben)
  • 12th of Never (Patterson)
  • Lasher (Rice)
  • Mother Mother (Zailckas)
  • Crooked Numbers (Mara)
  • The Goldfinch (Tartt)
  • The Matarese Countdown (Ludlum)
  • Rediscover Catholicism (Kelly)
  • Midnight Rambler (Swain)
  • Lifeguard (Patterson)
  • The Longest Ride (Sparks)
  • Shadow of Power (Martini)
  • Mr. Mercedes (King)
  • The Living (de la Pena)
  • Into the Storm (Brockman)
  • Safe Haven (Sparks)
  • The Last Man (Flynn)
  • The Last Girls (Smith)
  • The Racketeer (Grisham)
  • Zoo (Patterson and Ledwidge)
  • Ninety Percent of Everything (George)
  • Into the Sound Country (Simpson)
  • Private LA (Patterson and Sullivan)
  • Desperation (King)
  • The Smartest Kids in the World (Ripley)
  • Last Lessons of Summer (Maron)
  • Sacrifice Fly (O’Mara)
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Boo)
  • Sycamore Row (Grisham)
  • Sticks and Stones Exposed (Smith)
  • I Am One of You Forever (Chappell)
  • Oral History (Smith)
  • All Souls:  A Family Story from Southie (McDonald)
  • Leadership Redefined (Weber)
  • The Associate (Grisham)
  • The Last Lecture (Pausch)
  • Hatteras Blues (Carlson)
  • Ferris Beach (McCorkle)
  • Murder in Little Italy (Thompson)
  • Garden Spells (Allen)
  • Sudden Recall (Anderson)
  • The Big Beautiful (Duncan)
  • Plant Life (Duncan)
  • Salt (Zuber)
  • Last Call (Grippando)
  • Tar Heel Dead (Shaber)
  • New Stories of the South, 2005 (Ravenel)
  • The World is Fat (Popkin)
  • JAMS (Eden)
  • The Last Don (Puzo)
  • Blood Done Sign My Name (Tyson)
  • Guilty Wives (Patterson)
  • 11/22/63 (King)
  • The Family (Puzo)
  • Generation iY (Elmore)
  • The Beach Trees (White)
  • Calico Joe (Grisham)
  • Being Flynn (Flynn)
  • The Children’s Story (Clavell)
  • Outliers (Gladwell)
  • Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Larsson)
  • Lone Wolf (Picoult)
  • A Time to Kill (Grisham)
  • The Great Santini (Conroy)
  • Beach Road (Patterson)
  • The Last Child (Hart)
  • The Appeal (Grisham)
  • When the Wind Blows (Patterson)
  • My Losing Season (Conroy)
  • Home Front (Hannah)
  • Blue Moon Bay (Wingate)
  • The World Made Straight (Rash)
  • How To Be a Successful Criminal (Glodoski)
  • Cider House Rules (Irving)
  • Bleachers (Grisham)
  • God is in the Pancakes (Epstein)
  • Bridge to Terabithia (K. Patterson)
  • Water for Elephants (Gruen)
  • The Choice (Sparks)
  • Witch & Wizard (Patterson)
  • A Lesson Before Dying (Gaines)
  • Cross Country (Patterson)
  • That Used to Be Us (Friedman and Mandelbaum)
  • Playing for Pizza (Grisham)
  • The Confession (Grisham)
  • A Painted House (Grisham)
  • Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas (Patterson)
  • Weep Not, Child (Thiong’o)
  • Houseboy (Oyono)
  • Artemis Fowl (Colfer)
  • The King of Torts (Grisham)
  • Split Second (Baldacci)
  • A Walk to Remember (Sparks)
  • Don’t Blink (Patterson and Roughan)
  • Sea of Greed (McCullough and Pendleton)
  • Trace (Cornwell)
  • South of Broad (Conroy)
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Haddon)
  • The Book of Sirach
  • The Kite Runner (Hosseini)
  • A Secret Kept (Rosnay)
  • Mockingjay (Collins)
  • Finding Life (Graham)
  • Persepolis (Satrapi)
  • Catching Fire (Collins)
  • Eat, Pray, Love (Gilbert)
  • A Long Way Gone (Beah)
  • Mockingbird (Erskine)
  • Hunger Games (Collins)
  • The Great Wide Sea (Herlong)
  • Octavian Nothing:  The Kingdom of the Waves (Anderson)
  • Code Talkers (Bruchac)
  • The Glass Castle (Walls)
  • What Great Principals Do Differently (Whitaker)
  • Cape Fear Rising (Gerard)
  • Nickel and Dimed (Ehrenreich)
  • Carriers (Lynch)
  • Shooting at Loons (Maron)
  • The Greatest Generation (Brokaw)
  • The Book Thief (Zusak)
  • The Gospel of Luke
  • Simple Genius (Baldacci)
  • Future-Focused Leadership (Marx)
  • The Fifth Horseman (Patterson)
  • The Prince of Tides (Conroy)
  • Train Man (Deutermann)
  • Counterfeit Gods (Keller)
  • Raney (Edgerton)
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Albom)
  • Building Shared Responsibility for Student Learning (Conzemius and O’Neill)
  • The Bourne Supremacy (Ludlum)
  • Octavian Nothing (Anderson)
  • Crucial Conversations (Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler)
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (Chopra)
  • On the Street Where You Live (Higgins Clark)
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven (Piper)
  • Rite of Spring (Greeley)
  • Night Crew (Sandford)
  • Four Things that Matter Most (Byock)
  • Reconciliation (Morneau)
  • Journeys in Education Leadership (Hart)
  • No Quick Fix (Allington and  Walmsley)
  • Sunrise Over Fallujah (Myers)
  • Bowling Alone (Putnam)
  • The Shack (Young)
  • School Leadership that Works (Marzano)
  • Building Leadership Capacity in Schools (Lambert)
  • When a Child Struggles in School (Jenkins)
  • Angela’s Ashes (McCourt)
  • Pop Goes the Weasel (Patterson)
  • Habitudes (Elmore)
  • The Man Watching: A Bio of Anson Dorrance (Crothers)
  • Planet India (Kamdar)
  • A Nation of Wimps (Marano)
  • A Field Guide to 21st Century Schools (NC Dept. of Public Instruction)
  • Who We Are Now (Roberts)
  • Prep (Coburn)
  • The Seven Secrets of Successful Coaches (Dale and Janssen)
  • Father Joe (Hendra)
  • The New Workforce: Five Sweeping Trends that will Shape Your Company’s Future (Hankin)
  • The No A-hole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One that Isn’t (Sutton)
  • Rash (Hautman)
  • Flight of the Creative Class (Florida)
  • A Spiritual Solution to Every Problem (Dwyer)
  • A Whole New Mind (Pink)
  • Our Future: Consumerism or Humanism (Kapur)
  • The World is Flat (Friedman)
  • From Good to Great (Collins)
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One Response to My Reads

  1. Tom Foley says:

    love it all. Joe–been browsing your website for lats few minutes. . Read some of the comments on your blog as well–what wonderful work you continue to do, all the way back to your days at Banneker–and i hope it is rewarding for you to hear from so many students from those days about your impact on them. Michele and i look forward to seeing you and Lisa when you get to Pittsburgh in late March. we will drive down and have some fun. You must be very proud of your girls!!!

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