On this week of The Stacks we talk with High School English Teacher, Dallas Lopez. He tells us about how he used to hate reading, and how self-help books helped him to find his way into reading. We discuss books that Dallas loves, and books he doesn’t, and books that at one point or another fit in both categories.
This week you’ll get to know Dallas before next week’s The Stacks Book Club conversation about Exit West by Moshin Hamid.
Here is a list of all the books mentioned on this week’s podcast:
- Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
- Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
- The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
- The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdirch
- Bless Me, Ultimia by Rudolfo Anaya
- My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
- Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
- Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
- The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- The TimeTraveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel GarcíaMárquez
- Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf
- Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
Here’s what else we discussed this week:
- By The Book (New York Times)
- “The Book Chavez Gave Obama” (Macy Halford, The New Yorker)
- “Here are Barack Obama’s Favorite Books and Music of 2017” (Jamie Ducharme, Time)
Connect with Dallas: Instagram
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