Reading List 2018

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FICTION
Classic
Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics), Emily Bronte
King Lear, William Shakespeare
Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
Heart of DarknessHeart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins
Macbeth, William Shakespeare

Contemporary
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel, Anthony Doerr
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
Hannah Coulter, Wendell Berry
An Artist of the Floating World,  Kazuo Ishiguro
The Punishment She Deserves, Elizabeth George
Kingdom of the Blind, Louise Penny

Middle Grade
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1): Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy, Jennifer N. Nielsen
The Magician’s Elephant*
The Green Ember (The Green Ember Series: Book 1)*, S.D. Smith
The Penderwicks*, Jeanne Birdsall
The Little White Horse*, Elizabeth Goudge
Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White (Ala Notable Children’s Books. All Ages), Melissa Sweet

NONFICTION
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,
Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More–Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist*, Karen Swallow Prior
Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman
The Autobiography of Malcom X, Malcom X
In the Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, Nicholas G. Carr
Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel, Russell D. Moore

POETRY
The Singing Bowl, Malcom Guite
Given: Poems, Wendell Berry
The Best of It: New and Selected Poems, Kay Ryan
The Undressing, Li-Young Lee
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks, Gwendolyn Brooks

WRITING
DIY MFA, Gabriela Pereira
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Well, William Zissner
The Elements of Style, William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White

SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES
Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians
The Gospel of Matthew (with selections from the three other gospels)
Acts*
Selections from the book of Psalms
Selections from the book of Proverbs
Notes from a Tilt-a-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God’s Spoken World, N.D. Wilson


Currently Reading
Completed
*Read-aloud with one or more of my children

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