Saturday, December 09, 2006

Books, Books, Books

Just in time to write a list, here are some book recommendations from readers. Feel free to add more recommendations in the comments. And, if these aren't enough books, there are more recommendations from last spring here.

Enjoy! And thanks for sharing your love of reading!

Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen

The Time Traveler's Wife

The Solace of Leaving Early
by Haven Kimmel

Don't Get Too Comfortable by David Rakoff

The Soul Is Here for its Own Joy

The Prophetic Imagination by Brueggemann

Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

Poisonwood Bible and Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver

Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor

Paris to the Moon by A Gopnik

Reading Lolita in Tehran

The People of Sparks Jeanne DuPrau

Moveable Feast by Hemingway

Eldest by Chistopher Paolini

Living History by Hilary Clinton

Girl Meets God Lauren Winner

Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

Jesus and the Father by Kevin Giles

Myth of the Perfect Mother by Carla Barnhill

Dear Church by Sarah Cunningham

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

A Good Yarn Debbie Macomber

Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren

Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality by Jack Rogers

Anything by David Sedaris (laugh out loud funny...)
Anything by Sarah Vowell

Almost anything by Jennifer Weiner (avoid the mystery novel)
Poetry: Rumi and Hafiz.


Susan Olson said...

Reading Lolita in Tehran was an AMAZING book IMHO

Sue said...

I loved "Reading Lolita in Tehran" also, as well as "The Time Travlers Wife" which was simply brilliant.

I would add "Life After Death" by Deepak Chopra to the list. I know it's kind of a trendy book, but it has some merit. I've just finished reading it and he really offers a fair thesis for the reader to consider.

cheesehead said...

I'll echo "Reading Lolita". Also "Falling Leaves" will leave you breathless.

Add "Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini to your list if you haven't read it.

Great list! Obviously many of my favorites are on this.

TheoOnTapintheBurg said...

Hi, just floating around in an attempt to avoid working. I noticed you have Rumi on your list. I'm living off his poetry right now.

I need to get to reading - lots of good titles!

TheoOnTapintheBurg said...

oh, one more thing. Everytime I see your "name" I go green with envy. I love shoes and even have a pink pair I love to wear in the pulpit in the summer. Great title!

Pink Shoes said...

Hey, thanks -- and thanks, folks, for the additional suggestions... I'm always open to reading recommendations!

Revem said...

I have just finished reading Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. What an amazing read and insight into the process of dying.

hipastorzwife2B said...

I laughed at People of Sparks! Liked the People of Ember better but, oh yes!