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2017 Reading Journals

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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


An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land - William Stringfellow,3.5/5

When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God - T.M. Luhrmann, 4/5

Ninety-Nine Stories of God - Joy Williams, 1.5/5

Bill Bright and Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America - John G. Turner, 5/5

Preaching to a Post-Everything World: Crafting Biblical Sermons that Connect to Our Culture - Zack Eswine, 4/5

Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism - Timothy Keller, 4/5

Who Killed Canadian History? - J.L. Granatstein, 4/5



On Human Nature - Roger Scruton, 3/5

Finding Peace - Jean Vanier, 3/5

The Secular Northwest: Religion and Irreligion in Everyday Postwar Life - Tina Block, 4/5

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2/5

Holy the Firm - Annie Dillard, 2/5

The Jesus People Movement: A Story of Spiritual Revolution Among the Hippies - Richard Bustraan, 3/5

City of Love and Revolution: Vancouver in the Sixties - Lawrence Aronsen, 3.5/5

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation - Rod Dreher, 4/5

The Doctrine of Repentance - Thomas Watson, 4/5

That New-Time Religion: The Jesus Revival in America - Erling Jorstad, 3/5

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Nonfiction in bold


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



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.



Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Marble Faun



Chen Chen. When I Grow Up I Want to be a List of Further Possibilities.

Frost, Mark. The Secret History of Twin Peaks.


Edited by NBooth

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Gleick, James, Time Travel: A History


Bradbury, Ray, The Illustrated Man

Hyman, Miles, Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery' [a graphic novel adaptation by her grandson]

Amis, Kinsley, Colonel Sun

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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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Is there any way we can get this list pinned like previous lists?

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