Currently Reading @ the FIS

We asked the FIS staff to share which books they are reading these days and we received some amazing responses! There was something from every genre, old, new, fiction, memoirs, academic, history and more.

With the Spring Break coming up, here are some terrific recommendations to keep your bookshelves full and your afternoons busy.

Sabine Farrar, Substitute Teacher
Ich geh dann mal nach Tibet – Stephan Meurisch

Greta Corney, 7A Advisor
Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe – Kapka Kassabovsa
The Runaways – Fatima Bhutto

Jessica Davey, HoD EAL
The Book of Dust, Volume Two: The Secret Commonwealth – Phillip Pullman
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking – Samin Nosrat

Susanne Kaiser, EY4K Homeroom Teacher
Lilac Girls – Martha Hall Kelly
Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II – Roger Moorhouse

Lawrence Mayaki, 4M Homeroom Teacher
Intellectuals and Society – Thomas Sowell

Harvey Greener, ICT
The Toilet Roll Activity Book – Lauren Farnsworth

Kim Derudder, Assistant High School Principal
Coherent School Leadership: Forming Clarity from Complexity – Michael Fullan and Lyle Kirtman
Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari

Crystal Humphrey, EAL
Wild – Cheryl Strayed
The Tao of Pooh – Benjamin Hoff

Andrew Blumbergs, HoD Individuals & Societies
Plagues and Peoples – William H. McNeill
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century – Barbara W. Tuchman
Parable of the Sower – Octavia E. Butler

Tamara White, 11B Advisor
How Did We Get into This Mess – George Monbiot

Felipe Carrasco, 7C Advisor
Letters From An Astrophysicist – Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World – David Epstein
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Melinda Piehler, Elementary School Librarian
The Wild Robot – Peter Brown

Jessica Hertz, 1H Homeroom Teacher
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon – Grace Lin
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett – Adult Novel
The Splendid and the Vive by Erik Larson – Adult Novel

Roohee Heyl, Art and Theater Assistant
You Go First – Erin Entrada Kelly

Pierre Ringwald, English Teacher
Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James

Deb Obermanns, Learning Support
The Ten Types of Human – Dexter Dias
The Discovery of Slowness – Sten Nadolny
Love and Lemons Every Day – Jeanine Donofrio, Jack Mathews

Bettina Müller, EAL
Iran verstehen – Gerhard Schweizer

Tanya Bindra, Communications Officer
Freedom at Midnight – Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Shannon Aissen, EAL
Becoming – Michelle Obama
Educated – Tara Westover
Untamed – Glennon Doyle

Roman Binner, Facilities Manager
The Calling of the Grave – Simon Beckett
High Fidelity – Nick Hornby

Stephanie Steinberg, HoD German First Language
21 Lessons for the 21st Century – Yuval Harari
Collapse – Jared Diamond
Guns, Germs and Steel- Jared Diamond
The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st century – Thomas Friedman
The Culture Map – Erin Meyer

Petra Malessa, Office Assistant
Love and Other Consolation Prizes – Jamie Ford
Rückkehr von den Sternen – Stanislaw Lem
The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin

Tamara Reinhold, Administrative Assistant
Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owen

Adrian Haug, HoD PHE
Five Families – Selwyn Raab

Laura Pontones, HoD Modern Languages
Das Schmetterlingszimmer – Lucinda Riley

Yvonne Krauß, Administrative Assistant
The Invention of Nature – Andrea Wulf

Nicholas Kolentse, Assistant Middle School Principal
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz – Erik Larson

Sarah Kloha, Elementary School Teacher
Atomic Habits – James Clear

Brian Oliver, CAS Coordinator
White Noise – Don DeLillo

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