San Antonio Sabbatical

Archive for the ‘Fall Reading’ Category

In August I posted my Summer Reading List of books I read while preparing for my move to San Antonio.

Leisure reading continues to be one of my favorite pastimes.  Here are the books I have read during the last four months while on sabbatical:

  • General Reading

(1)     The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow

(2)     Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, a novel by Janet Evanovich

(3)     House Rules, a novel by Jodi Picoult

(4)     Hunger of Memory:  The Education of Richard Rodriguez (an autobiography)

(5)     Love Story, a novel by Erich Segal

(6)     Friendship for Grown-Ups:  What I Missed and Learned Along the Way, a memoir by Lisa Whelchel

(7)     Weekends at Bellevue:  Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER, a memoir by Julie Holland, M.D.

(8)     It’s All in the Frijoles:  100 Famous Latinos Share Real-Life Stories, Time-Tested Dichos, Favorite Folktales, and Inspiring Words of Wisdom by Yolanda Nava

(9)     The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

(10)   Like Water for Chocolate:  A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel

(11)    When Do They Serve the Wine?:  The Folly, Flexibility and Fun of Being a Woman by Liza Donnelly

(12)    The Help, a novel by Kathryn Stockett

(13)    Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart:  28 True Stories of Love, Loss and Everything in Between by Freelance Success

  • Spanish Children’s Books

(1)     Cinco de Mayo:  Se celebra el orgullo (in Spanish) by Carol Gnojewski

(2)     Hairs-Pelitos (bilingual) by Sandra Cisneros and Terry Ybáñez

(3)     Mi primer libro de dichos/My First Book of Proverbs (bilingual) by Ralfka Gonzalez and Ana Ruiz

(4)     Too Many Tamales (in English) by Gary Soto and Ed Martinez

(5)     My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito (bilingual) by Amada Irma Pérez and Maya Christina Gonzalez

(6)     Tu cuerpo, de la cabeza a los pies (in Spanish) by Núria Roca and Rosa Maria Curto (Barron’s Educational Series)

(7)     Gracias, El pavo de Thanksgiving (in Spanish) by Joy Cowley and Joe Cepeda

(8)     My Name is María Isabel (in English) by Alma Flor Ada and K. Dyble Thompson

(9)     Sopa de frijoles:  una poema para cocinar/Bean Soup:  A Cooking Poem (bilingual) by Jorge Argueta and Rafael Yockteng

(10)  In My Family/En mi familia (bilingual) by Carmen Lomas Garza

(11)   A Gift from Papá Diego/Un regalo de Papá Diego (bilingual) by Benjamin Alire Sáenz and Geronimo Garcia

(12)   The Empanadas that Abuela Made/Las empanadas que hacía la abuela (bilingual) by Diane Gonzales Bertrand and Alex Pardo DeLange

(13)   Dancing Miranda/Baile, Miranda, baile (bilingual) by Diana de Anda and Lamberto Alvarez

(14)   The Everything Kids’ Learning Spanish Book:  Fun exercises to help you learn español by Laura K. Lawless




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