Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Title: The Time Traveler's Wife

Author: Audrey Niffenegger

Year: 2003

Beautifully written, this book now ranks among my favorites for the year despite its more bizarre and unsettling moments; the last 50 pages are unspeakably poignant and powerful, especially for the emotionally-sensitive, deeply romantic dreamer.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Title: Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine

Author: Judy Z. Segal

Year: 2005

I haven't included textbook-like selections in my yearly tally because typically they aren't ones you can pick up for a bit of fun, casual reading; however, this text, while not exactly "fun," is accessible and informative not just for students of rhetoric, but also anyone interested in the intriguing and dynamic relationship between health and language.