Fall/Winter Reading List

I’m pretty intentional about what I choose to read and not read. There are an infinite number of books I want to read which is why I hate to waste my time on books that are mediocre or that don’t matter. With each book you chose to read and spend your time on, you are giving that book priority over every other book you could be spending your time reading. That could make you a bit neurotic and anxious but the thought also wants to make me choose quality and important books that will hopefully either stand the test of time or help me with something I’m currently thinking through or want to know more about. Some of the authors on this list like Kathleen Norris, John Updike, or NT Wright are simply authors I would read anything by and tend to connect with. The truth is, I write these seasonal reading lists mostly because I LOVE making lists and accomplishing them. I’m a list nut. It gives me focus and determination to achieve what I’ve set out to do. I’m sure I’ll get to some other books than these, but this at least gives me some focus and intentionality behind my reading for this season. I know the audience for these kinds of posts are small and select, but I know that I love to read what others are reading and some of you may as well. So, enjoy!

Fiction:
The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Trial – Franz Kafka
Rabbit at Rest – John Updike
The Circle – Dave Eggers
Winter in the Blood – James Welch
Watership Down – Richard Adams

Non-Fiction:
The Day the Revolution Began – NT Wright
Hillbilly Elegy – JD Vance
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
You Are What You Love – James KA Smith
Embrace – Leroy Barber
Vainglory; The Forgotten Vice – Rebecca Konyndyk Deyoung
Spurgeon’s Sorrow – Zack Eswine
Acedia & Me – Kathleen Norris
No god but God – Reza Aslan
After 50 Years of Ministry; 7 Things I’d Do Differently – Bob Russell
Playing God – Andy Crouch
Many Colors – Soong Chah Rah