2017 Reading List

Books read and rated (1-5 stars) in roughly the order I read them:

  1. Being Consumed, William Cavanaugh****
  2. The Long Loneliness, Dorothy Day******
  3. The Apprentice, Jacques Pepin*****
  4. Scripture, Culture, & Agriculture, Ellen Davis***
  5. 1984, George Orwell***
  6. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce***
  7. Hannah Coulter, Wendell Berry*****
  8. The Promise of His Appearing: An Exposition of  II Peter, Peter Leithart**
  9. The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer**
  10. The Reckless Way of Love, Dorothy Day***
  11. November Twenty Six Nineteen Hundred Sixty Five, Wendell Berry, illus. Ben Shahn***
  12. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe**
  13. A Wizard of Earthsea: Book One of the Earthsea Cycle, Ursula Le Guin****
  14. The Tombs of Atuan: Book Two of the Earthsea Cycle, Ursula LeGuin****
  15. The Art of the Commonplace, Wendell Berry****
  16. The Supper of the Lamb, Robert Farrar Capon*****
  17. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame****
  18. A Pocketful of Poems: Vintage Verse, David Madden****
  19. From Brokenness to Community, Jean Vanier***
  20. The Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, T.S. Elliot, illus. Edward Gorey****
  21. Poetry for Young People, William Carlos Williams, illus. Robert Crockett***
  22. The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry, Wendell Berry*****
  23. The Practice of the Presence, Brother Lawrence**
  24. Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain***
  25. The Trouble with Poetry, Billy Collins***
  26. Early Poems, William Carlos Williams****
  27. Strong is Your Hold, Galway Kinnell*****
  28. Let Justice Roll Down, John M. Perkins****
  29. A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver**
  30. The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God, Rupert Sheldrake****
  31. Pictures from Brueghel, William Carlos Williams***
  32. Faithful and Virtuous Night, Louise Glück***
  33. The Book of Nightmares, Galway Kinnell***
  34. The Niagara River, Kay Ryan***
  35. Poems, Emily Dickinson***
  36. The Dream Keeper and Other Poems, Langston Hughes, illus. Brian Pinkney****
  37. Broken Cup: Poems, Margaret Gibson****
  38. Personalism, Emmanuel Mounier**
  39. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard*****
  40. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte****
  41. Burn Lake, Carrie Fountain****
  42. Nathan Coulter, Wendell Berry*****
  43. Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke**
  44. The Wild Iris, Louise Glück***
  45. Good Poems, ed. Garrison Keillor****
  46. Phantastes, George MacDonald****
  47. Passionate Declarations, Howard Zinn***
  48. The Unsettling of America, Wendell Berry****
  49. The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin*****
  50. The Inimitable Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse*****
  51. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates*****
  52. The Everlasting Meal: Cooking With Economy and Grace, Tamar Adler*****
  53. Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Annie Dillard, Thomas Merton, et al.***
  54. Advent for Everyone, N.T. Wright***

Books started but not finished (yet):

  1. The Farthest Shore, Book Three of the Earthsea Cycle, Ursula Le Guin
  2. Devotional Classics, ed. Richard Foster & James Smith
  3. A Celebration of Faith, Austin Farrer
  4. Near Unto God, Abraham Kuyper
  5. The Plague, Albert Camus
  6. The Divine Comedy: 1 Hell, Dante Alighieri, Dorothy Sayers (translator)
  7. The Mabinogion, Sioned Davies (translator)
  8. Wise Words: Family Stories That Bring the Proverbs to Life, Peter Leithart
  9. Love and Responsibility, Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II)
  10. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, Samin Nosrat

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