reading list 2017

Books I read in 2017:

Are Women Human? by Dorothy Sayers (insightful and full of clarity- probably the book I recommended most often due to its relevance)

Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers

The Way of the Modern World by Craig Gay (I need to read this again, but it was an excellent treatise on post-modernity and made me think)

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Why Business Matters to God by Jeff Van Duzer

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Blue Horses by Mary Oliver

Parzival: The Quest of the Grail Knight by Katherine Paterson

Middlemarch by George Eliot (a novel full of wisdom and gentleness)

On the Mother of God by Jacob of Serug

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Night by Elie Wiesel (this shook me seriously)

Home from Nowhere by James Howard Kunstler

The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

The Martian by Andy Weir

How to Kill a City by Peter Moskowitz

Evicted by Matthew Desmond (“without stable shelter, everything else falls apart” — highly, highly recommended)

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Welcome Homeless by Alan Graham (the written companion to Mobile Loaves and Fishes and Community First Village here in Austin)

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Lost in the Cosmos by Walker Percy

Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (this book tried and didn’t quite succeed– struck me as a failed attempt to be The Book Thief)

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry (a wealth of beauty here- even better than his prose, which I didn’t think was possible)

Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

On China by Henry Kissinger

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff*

For the Time Being by W.H. Auden

Closely Observed Trains by Bohumil Hrabal

Robert Moses, The Master Builder of New York City by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez

* previously read

One response

  1. I’ve been wanting to read Are Women Human? for a long time. It seems like a topic that becomes more relevant all the time. I read Night a couple of years ago and it still gives me chills to talk about it. What a devastating book, but probably one of the most eye-opening things I’ve ever read. For the Time Being is on my “to-be read” list for this year.

    January 2, 2018 at 5:45 pm

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