As I move into the next stage of my working life, I’m trying to continue the process of gap-filling in my reading lists. I enjoy being exposed to a wide range of literature in different genres and historical periods. Here is a list of the books and essays I have read in 2013. Texts I especially enjoyed and recommend are marked in bold.
- Aslan, Reza. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.
- Atwood, Margaret. Moral Disorder and Other Stories.
- Brown, Brene. I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t).
Brown, Brene. The Gifts of Imperfection.
- Brown, Peter. The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity.
- Coelho, Paulo. The Witch of Portobello.
- Crider, Scott F. The Office of Assertion: An Art of Rhetoric for the Academic Essay.
- Degeneres, Ellen. Seriously…I’m Kidding.
- Eugenides, Jeffrey. Middlesex.
- Gaiman, Neil. Neverwhere.
Gaiman, Neil. The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
- Halpern, Justin. I Suck at Girls.
- July, Miranda. It Chooses You.
July, Miranda. No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July.
- Maxwell, John C. Everyone Communicates Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently.
- McEwan, Ian. On Chesil Beach.
- Miller, A.D. Snowdrops.
- Pickett, Rex. Sideways.
- Potok, Chaim. The Gift of Asher Lev.
- Potok, Chaim. Old Men at Midnight.
- Roth, Veronica. Divergent.
- Stedman, Chris. Faitheist.
- Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama XIV, and Howard C. Cutler. The Art of Happiness.
I have approximately 60 books on my “to read” list, but I’m always looking for new ideas and suggestions. Have a favorite? Leave me a comment and let me know what it is!