Saturday, December 31, 2016

Read in 2016

This year's tally of books is similar to previous years' tallies. Children's poetry, other poetry, some spiritual works, books related to school,  a couple of classics.

Some of the books took a lot of time to get through given my limited time - the biography of Chesterton was huge and took a long time to finish, for example.

I suspect in 2017 it will be more of the same. But I do want to read more - and increase the quality.

One interesting change this year is that I got no books for Christmas. I got book store gift cards, but no books. No surprises. Too bad. Over the years I've gotten some that proved interesting and might not have picked on my own. As for the gift cards, to be honest, I can't think of any books I want to buy. I have plenty of books on the bookshelf that I haven't read yet.

Here's the 2016 list:

Clement of Rome and the Didache: A New Translation and Theological Commentary  by Kenneth J. Howell
Clement of Rome's Letter to the Corinthians
Full of Moonlight - Haiku Society of America 2016 Members' Anthology
Robert Frost: A Life by Jay Parini
G. K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker
Beneath Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Purgatorio by Dante
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
Mercy by Lucille Clifton
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
Brothers & Sister Family Poems by Eloise Greenfield
Bleeder by John Desjarlais
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
In Brief: Short Takes on the Personal edited by Judith Kitchen and Mary Paumier Jones
Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls by Raymond Arroyo
Poem Runs by Douglas Florian
UnBEElievables by Douglas Florian
The Didache
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
Consider the Ravens: On Contemporary Hermit Life by Paul and Karen Fredette
Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction edited by Judith Kitchen
Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction edited by Judith Kitchen and Dinah Lenney
Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein

Onward into 2017 reading!

Pax et bonum


Do Not Be Anxious said...

You may want to consider: The Shed That Fed a Million Children, Resurrection the Idea of a Christian Society, My Heart Will Triumph, and Divine Renovation. Those represented about 80 of the over 100 books I gave away this Christmas. I also like Life Lessons, which I just finished and reviewed. It'll be on next year's giveaway list.

A Secular Franciscan said...

Thanks for the suggestions!