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2017 Reading Journals

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January

Lila - Marilynne Robinson, 4/5

Waiting on the Word - Malcolm Guite, 3/5

The Glory of Preaching: Participating in God's Transformation of the World - Darrell W. Johnson, 5/5

Whatever Happened to Worship?: A Call to True Worship - A.W. Tozer, 2/5

Understanding Jacques Ellul - Jeffrey Greenman et al., 4/5

Murder in the Cathedral - T.S. Eliot, 2/5

The Givenness of Things: Essays - Marilynne Robinson, 3.5/5

Pastoral Theology: Essentials for Ministry - Thomas C. Oden, 5/5

 

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Nonfiction in bold

January

Green, Daniel. Beyond the Blurb: On Critics and Criticism

February

Aciman, André. Call Me By Your Name

Collett, Nigel. Firelight of a Different Colour: The Life and Times of Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing

Kenner, Hugh. A Homemade World: The American Modernist Writers.

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JANUARY

Gleick, James, Time Travel: A History

FEBRUARY

Bradbury, Ray, The Illustrated Man

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Beginning in December I'm reading everything I can lay my hands on by Penelope Fitzgerald. The books I've read thus far have been so astonishingly good that she's gone straight into my list of favourite writers. I should probably start a thread on her and try to write something cogent and analytical, but in the meantime I'll just say that I genuinely think she rivals Jane Austen for deft, quiet, devastatingly witty social observation. I have no praise higher.

Read so far: The Blue Flower; The Gate of Angels; The Bookshop; Innocence; Offshore

To read: Human Voices; The Beginning of Spring

If anyone's looking for a writer of spare, elegant, wry, funny, elusive, wistful, humane novels - she's an absolute master of the art. My literary discovery of the decade...

 

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