What we're reading in Mammoth: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

A totally random sampling of what Mammothites are reading, culled from here and there, appearing every now and then.

Jennifer Roberts, customer service agent, Horizon Air: “Keep the Aspidistra Flying” by George Orwell, and “The Kindness of Strangers,” multiple authors, forward by the Dalai Lama.
Teri Stehlik, manager of Seasons 4 condos and a recreation commissioner: “Worst Case” by James Patterson.
Sharon Carroll, supervisor at the Adventure Center, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area: “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed.
Matt Toomey, restaurateur and owner of Toomey’s: “Raising Your Standards” by Anthony Robbins.
Cassie Burgenbauch, Booky Joint and student: “The Prisoner of Heaven” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
Rusty Gregory, CEO, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area: “William Mulholland and the Rise of Los Angeles” by Catherine Mulholland.
Marianne O’Connor, “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir” by Steven Tyler.
Julianna Olinka, Mammoth Lakes Foundation: “My Name Is Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok.
Lynne Blanche, restrauteur, The Java Joint: “The Cookbook Collector: A Novel” by Allegra Goodman
Brent Truax, GM of the Westin Hotel and president of the Mammoth Chamber of Commerce: “Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable ... About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business” by Patrick Lencioni.
Chris Cooper, English teacher Mammoth High School, Cerro Coso Community College: “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” by Leo Tolstoy.
Brian Knox, chieftain of Mammoth Nordic: “To Possess the Land: A Biography Of Arthur Rochford Manby“ by Frank Waters.
Lyra Pierotti, adventurer, traveler, and climbing guide: “The Control of Nature” by John McPhee.
Ray Jarvis, Mammoth Lakes director of public works: “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins.
Aleksandra Gajewski, publisher: “Steampunk. The Art of Victorian Futurism” by Jay Strongman.
George Shirk, news editor: “The Escape: A Novel” by Adam Thirlwell.
Teresa Aragon, business manager: “The Paths We Choose: A Memoir” by Sully Erna.
Tiffany Tyree, Classified Ad Rep: “Runners World” magazine, cover to cover.