Books I Love

From The Book Club:

  • Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Monique and the Mango Rain
  • St. Tereasa
  • The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
  • Nickled and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich
  • A New Kind of Normal, Carol Kent
  • Leaving the Saints, Martha Beck
  • Lost Women of the Bible, Carolyn Custis James
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder
  • The Otherside of the Sky, Farah Ahmed & Tamin Ahsary
  • Reading Lolita in Teran, Azar Nafisi
  • Snowflower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See

Have Most Impacted My Life. . .

  • A Tree Full of Angles
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Lost Women of the Bible

 

Last Time I Was at the Library. . .

  • Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices That Transform us, Adele Ahlbarg Calhoun
  • Keeping House: The Litany of Everday Life, Margaret Kim Peterson
  • What do Muslims Believe, Ziauddin Sardar
  • Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, Anthony Bourdain
  • Sacred Rhythms: Arranging our Lives for Spiritual Transformation, Ruth Haley Barton
  • The Sacred Art of Listening, Kay Lindahl
  • The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur, Daoud Hari
  • The Caged Virgin: And Emancipation Proclamation for Woman and Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“I read in the hope of discovering the truth, or at least some truths. I look for truth in what some might deem strange places: novels and poems, histories and memoirs, biographies and autobiographies, letters and diaries. . . In reading for truth, you understand, I am not seeking a full game plan, some large system that will explain the world to me, or a patent for bliss.  Instead I seek clues that might explain life’s oddities, that might light up the dark corners of existences a little, that might correct foolish ideas I have come to hold too dearly, the might, finally, make my own stay here on earth more interesting, if not necessarily more pleasant.” (Joseph Epstein)

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