Thursday, January 26, 2006

Acute Bibliomania

Pity The Nation: Lebanon At War by Robert Fisk

The Brothers Karamazov
by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Castle
by Franz Kafka

How To Be Good by Nick Hornby

Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, And Beauty On The Open Road by Donald Miller

A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren

A New Kind Of Christian
by Brian McLaren

Revolution by George Barna

Present Future Six Tough Questions For The Church by Reggie McNeal

A Short History Of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition
by Bill Bryson

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Batman: The Ultimate Evil by Andrew Vachss

The Importance Of Being Foolish by Brennan Manning

To Own A Dragon: Reflections Of Growing Up Without A Father by Donald Miller and John MacMurray

Girl Meets God: A Memoir by Lauren F. Winner


This is my queue. The list of books that I am either currently engrossed in, or have plans to be engrossed in, as soon as I knock one of the others off the list. How did it ever get this far? How can one man continue to buy books, knowing he cannot read them for quite some time? Clearly I need to triage - but that would seem to me something like choosing between your children. I do love them all so. Here's your chance to weigh in - or pile on. Prioritize for me. Or suggest something that you can't believe isn't on the list. Just let's please hold off on the "A Million Little Pieces" 's and the "What about the Bible?" 's - if you don't mind. Yes, this means YOU. Anyone?.... Anyone?....

8 comments:

Shopgirl said...

Your top three = the best three!! Who can beat broken truth, redemption, and then jump headlong into the abyss of emptiness. It is a beautiful sequence those top three. They must go together, with their powers combined *wink*, or otherwise you may adulterate their true beauty. Fisk bows to the Bros K who always tips his hat to his long lost lover Kafka...it is true, you can not destroy perfection!!

CB said...

I'm a big fan of Donald Miller obviously. C.S. Lewis is my favorite author.

Where is your books on the reformation?

-CB

J.T. said...

In the shredder - where they belong!

We're in the Second Reformation now, grammar-boy!

krysten said...

Bhagavad Gita - Krishna

Crime and Punishment - Dostoeyvsky

Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera...slightly "nsfw" so to speak, but the paradox of being free and light yet unimportant versus being burdened and heavy but important is soooo good

Anna Karenina - Tolstoy

The Stranger - Kafka...although i've only read it in its orginal french "L'Etranger", i dont know how the english version compares.

The Plague - Albert Camus...awesome!

The Jungle - Upton Sinclair

krysten said...

^ in no particular order, btw

J.T. said...

Didn't we have to read The Jungle in Sr. English or something?

krysten said...

Hmmmm, did we? i didnt if we did. i read it after my cousin sent it to me as a gift (what kind of gift is THAT, btw?).

Dannybrou said...

I read The Jungle in AP history...