a list for warm months

I’m about to begin the first book on this reading list, while finishing up the 8 or so other books I seem to have found myself in at once.  The goal for this summer is to concentrate on one at a time.

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel Leonard Everett

Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy

Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L’Engle

Howards End by E.M. Forster

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches by Russell Moore

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder

I could also use additional suggestions.  What do you plan to read this summer?


4 thoughts on “a list for warm months

  1. My reading list is still forming, but includes:

    Mythology by Edith Hamilton

    The Gospel in a Pluralist Society by Lesslie Newbigin

    Confessions by Augustine

    The Bondage of the Will by Luther

    There’s also the 4-5 books I’ll have to read for Christian Theology in July. And, I can predict that if I don’t add more happy fiction to my list, then I’ll end up re-reading some part of Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings or maybe Lilith… which is not so bad, really.

    I do recommend Lilith by George MacDonald (or anything by him, really – his children’s stories are wonderful). And you’re already reading what I think is possibly the greatest book I’ve ever read, The Brothers Karamazov. So… yeah. I just dominated your blog with this comment.

  2. I’ve re-read almost all of HP in the past 6 months.

    And I love George MacDonald’s fantasy works; in fact, I wrote a paper on allegory in Lilith back in high school.

  3. There are three that I’d recommend, and this is in order of importance AND brevity, so hooray!

    The Enemy Within, by Kris Lundgaard.
    Culture Making, by Andy Crouch.
    The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Well, you’re already reading the Brothers Karamazov, so that’s fine. But The Idiot is incredible.

    Lastly, as an extra (and, again, a short one – though I’ve now read each letter two or three times because they’re so good), check out Letters to a Young Poet, by Ranier Maria Rilke.

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