Books to read (and finish) this year

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Non-Fiction
Across Many Mountains- Yangzom Brauen
The Wilder Life- Wendy McClure
The Freedom Writer's Diary- Erin Gruwell
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obession- Julie Powell
Simple Gifts: A Memoir of a Shaker Village- June Sprigg

Religion
Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies and Import for Christian Social Thought- Jenkins and McBride
Moses: A Life- Jonathan Kirsch
The Essential Dalai Lama- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Love Wins- Rob Bell
Islam- Karen Armstrong
Words to Live By- C.S. Lewis

Fiction
The Piano Tuner- Daniel Mason
The Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
The Kitchen House- Kathleen Grissom
Suite Française- Irène Némirovsky
The Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follett
London- Edward Rutherford
Names on a Map- Benjamin Alire Sánez

Classics
Emma- Jane Austen
1984- George Orwell (Nope, I never read it in high school)
Their Eyes Were Watching God- Zora Neale Hurston
Portrait of a Lady- Henry James
The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck
Corelli's Mandolin- Louis de Bernières

Perhaps I'll try to read one of these books a month and let you know, briefly, how it goes. I've got a good selection and as a bonus- I already have all of these! i'm trying to read what I already have. If you have further suggestions for the unofficial 2012 reading list, leave a comment. 

2 comments:

 
FREE BLOGGER TEMPLATE BY DESIGNER BLOGS