Book List

Looking for a good book to read? This list of  books discussed by the WTB Book Club provides you with a variety of excellent choices?

Audacity of Hope by Barak Obama

The Bible by Karen Armstrong

A Billion Lives: An Eyewitness Report from the Frontlines of Humanity by Jan Egeland

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad

A Border Passage: From Cairo to America – A Woman’s Journey by Leila Ahmed

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba

Breath, Eyes, Memory  by Edwidge Danticat

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser

Censoring an Iranian Love Story: A Novel by Shahriar Mandanipour

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

Confessions of A Pagan Nun by Kate Horsley

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Daughters of Another Path by Carol L. Anway

The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands   by Margaret Regan

Encountering God by Diana Eck

The Faith Club:  A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew – Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner

Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris

Founding Faith by Steven Waldman

The Future of Faith by Harvey Cox

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

The Good Heart: a Buddhist Perspective on the teachings of Jesus by the Dalai Lama

The Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism by Ravi Ravindra

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

The Help by by Kathryn Stockett

A History of God: The 4000 Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Karen Armstrong

Hope & Despair in the American City: Why there are no Bad Schools in Raleigh by Gerald Grant

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootT

The Impossible Will Take a Little While: a Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear , edited by Paul Rogat Loeb

An Inconvenient Truth by Al GoreInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LahiriIran Awakening by Shirin Ibadhi

Islam: a Mosaic, not a Monolith by Vartan Gregorian

King Peggy by Pegielene Bartels

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan

The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World by  Bob Abernathy and William Bole (eds.)

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran by Ayadeh Moaveni

The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics by Jennifer Heath (ed.)

Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeen Aslam

The Middle of Everywhere: The World’s Refugees come to our Town by Mary Pipher

Nickel and Dimed: on Not Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks

North Star Conspiracy by Miriam Grace Mondfredo (from Rochester, NY)

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Pathologies of Power by Paul Farmer

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin

Poetry by Mary Oliver

The Power of Half  by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Prague Winter by Madelaine Albright

Pretty Birds by Scott Simon

Radio Shangri-La  by Lisa Napoli

The River Where Blood is Born by Sandra  Jackson-Opoku

Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan

Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer

Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee Influences on Early American Feminists by Sally Roesch Wagner

Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History by Canyon Sam

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

Speaking of Faith by Krista Tippett

Spiral Staircase: My Climb out of Darkness by Karen Armstrong

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctor, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal

 Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibbs

Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur by Halima Bashir

The Tent of Abraham:  Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews, Christians, and Muslims Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Sister Joan Chittister, and Murshid Saadi Shakur Chishti

The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson

Terrorist by John Updike

Terrorist Hunter (anonymous)

Teta, Mother and Me: Three Generations of Arab Women by Jean Said Makdisi

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini

The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World by Jean S. Bolen

Us and Them: A History of Intolerance in America by Jim Carnes, Herbert Tauss, and Harry A. Blackmun

The Veil: Women Writers on Its History, Lore, and Politics by Jennifer Heath (ed.)

War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges

We Are the Ones We have Been Waiting For by Alice Walker (essays/meditations)

Welcome to the Wisdom of the World by Joan Chittister

What’s Right with Islam is What’s Right With America, by Imam Rauf

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip

Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media by Susan J. Douglas

A Woman Among Warlords by Malalai Joya

The Women Who Raised Me by Victoria Rowell

Why Are Our Babies Dying by Sandra Lane

You Don’t Have to be Wrong for Me to be Right by Brad Hirschfield

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman