Reading List

Currently Reading:

Love In The Ruins by Walker Percy

Selected Poems And Prose Of Paul Celan, translated by John Felstiner

Children of the Days by Eduardo Galeano, translated by Marc Fried

New Collected Poems by Wendell Berry


Recent Reading:

A House Of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde

L’Allegro & Il Penseroso by John Milton

Starting Out In The Evening by Brian Moore

Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman

Galaxy Love by Gerald Stern

The Golden House by Salmon Rushdie

Killing The Host by Michael Hudson

Crow Fair by Thomas McGuane

Split Rock by Holly Hodder Eger

The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho

In The Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

Dairy Of The Fall by Michael Laub

Harbingers by Jennifer Lagier

Landings by Andrena Ziwinsky

What They Wanted by Victor Henry

Dark & Twisty: A Twisted Anthology by Rachael McGrath

The Worth Of Women by Moderata Fonte

Our Animal by Meredith Stricker

Shadows by John Laue

Some of These Days by Robert King

Tales From the Forest’s Edge by John Van Hise IV

A Small Suitcase Of Russian Poetry translated by Katie Farris and Ilya Kaminsky

Seeing by José Saramago

The Gospel According To Jesus Christ by José Saramago

Genesis by Eduardo Galeano, translated by Cedric Belfrage

Century Of The Wind by Eduardo Galeano, translated by Cedric Belfrage

Faces & Masks by Eduardo Galeano, translated by Cedric Belfrage

The Ancient Minstrel by Jim Harrison

No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein

Against Our Better Judgment by Alison Weir

The Dude and The Zen Master by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman

A Life Of Adventure And Delight by Akhil Sharma

The Gift by Vladimir Nabokov

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut

4321 by Paul Auster

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Sailor Song by Ken Kesey

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Ojibwa Warrior by Dennis Banks with Richard Erdoes

Heirs To Forgotten Kingdoms by Gerard Russell

Of Time And The River by Thomas Wolfe



Other Books On My Shelves I Particularly Like (after the first few in no particular order):

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes

In Search Of Lost Time Volumes I-VII by Marcel Proust

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe

The Battlefield Where The Moon Says I Love You by Frank Stanford

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent by Eduardo Galeano

The Constant Gardener by John le Carre

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L’Engle

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Jayne Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt by Chris Hedges

Family Life by Akhil Sharma

The Wild God Of The World: An Anthology of Robinson Jeffers, selected with an introduction by Albert Gelpi

An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Pleasures and Days by Marcel Proust

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen

How To Be Both by Ali Smith

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami

The Trace by Forrest Gander

10:04 by Ben Lerner

The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

The Quest of the Historical Jesus by Albert Schweitzer

The Bells by Richard Harvell

A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Parrot & Olivier in America by Peter Carey

Peeling The Onion by Gunter Grass

Imperfect Birds by Anne Lamott

Under The Dome by Stephen King

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Running The Rift by Naomi Benaron

The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein

To The End Of The Land by David Grossman

Lit by Mary Karr

The Soul of Politics by Jim Wallis

The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

The Firm by John Grisham

In The Company Of Angels by Thomas E. Kennedy

Bloodroot by Amy Greene

The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Sickness Unto Death by Soren Kierkegaard

Outsourced by R. J. Hillhouse

The Road Home by Jim Harrison

Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

The Trial by Franz Kafka

The Missing Person by Franz Kafka

The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini

The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Soul Making: The Desert Way of Spirituality by Alan W. Jones

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The House Made of Dawn poems by N. Scott Momaday

Pompey by Robert Harris

Seek My Face by John Updike

Meditations From A Moveable Chair: Essays by Andre Dubus

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

The Second Coming by Walker Percy

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

Dalva by Jim Harrison

In The Beauty Of The Lilies by John Updike

No Man Is An Island by Thomas Merton

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson by Mitch Albom

American Dreams by Studs Turkel

The Box by Gunter Grass

Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges

Sunset Park by Paul Auster

Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway

The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles

The Magus by John Fowels

Field Notes On Democracy by Arundhati Roy

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

A New Kind of Christianity by Brian McLaren

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

Sailing at Home Around the Room poems by Billy Collins

Nine Horses poems by Billy Collins

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

How (Not) To Speak Of God by Peter Rollins

The Color of Water: a black man’s tribute to his white mother by James McBride

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr

Chronicler of the Winds by Henning Mankell

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco

The News From Paraguay by Lily Tuck

The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

The World According to Garp by John Irving

City of Refuge by Tom Piazza

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway    

The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

In The Bear’s House poems by N. Scott Momaday

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley

The Naïve And The Sentimental Novelist by Orhan Pamuk

Peace Like A River by Lief Enger

On Writing by Stephen King

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

The Fisher King by Paule Marshall

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Don’t Stop the Carnival by Herman Wouk

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Demented Chauffeur poems by Michael C. Ford

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

Twenty Grand by Rebecca Curtis

The Magic of Saida by M. G. Vassanji

The Dream Detective poems by David Mills

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Saving Jesus From The Church by Robin R. Meyers

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

Home by Toni Morrison

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The Shadow of Sirius poems by W. S. Merwin

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Selected Poems of W. H. Auden edited by Edward Mendelson

Volt by Alan Heathcock

Halflife poems by Meghan O’Rourke

Secret Son by Laila Lalami

Doolally poems by Ken B. Whitley

Apocalyptic Swing poems by Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological     Crisis by Chris Williams

Preliminary Report poems by Jon Davis

The Agriculture Hall of Fame by Andrew Malan Milward

Bone Light poems by Orlando White

Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences by Lawrence Weschler

River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by Rebecca Solnit

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco

Saving Daylight poems by Jim Harrison

Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Kahn: A Man to Match His Mountains by Eknath Easwaran

The Powers That Be: Theology for a New Millennium by Walter Wink

Becoming An Ally: Breaking the Cycle of Oppression in People by Anne Bishop

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

I know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an introduction by J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy translated by Richard Pevear and Larrisa Voloknonsky

Staying Alive by Vandana Shiva

Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Stone Upon Stone by Wieslaw Mysliwski

The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Voloknonsky

Earth Democracy by Vandana Shiva

Bacacay by Witold Gombrowicz

San Miguel by T.C. Boyle

When The Killing’s Done by T.C. Boyle

The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter

Theologies of Religions by Paul F. Knitter

Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Challenging Christian Zionism edited by Naim Ateek, Cedar Duaybis, and Maurine Tobin

As Resident Aliens by Kathleen Kern

Getting In The Way edited by Trisha Gates Brown

Aleph by Paulo Coelho

The Great Leader by Jim Harrison

Plan Be by Dave Andrews

Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry edited by Steve Heinrichs

We Are The Pharisees by Kathleen Kern

Wet My Mouth With Honey, The Sequel by Eleanor B. Taylor

South of Broad by Pat Conroy

The Unlimited Rumi compiled by Coleman Barks and Michael Green

On the blue shore of silence poems by Pablo Neruda

Neruda’s Garden: An Anthology of Odes by Pablo Neruda

History of Marfa and Presidio County Volumes I,II, and III by Claudia Thompson (v.III also by Claudia S. O’Connor)

Revolutionary Mexico by John Mason Hart

The Complete Short Stories of Ambrose Bierce compiled by Ernest Jerome Hopkins

Poems of Ambrose Bierce edited by M.E Grenader

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The Madonna on the Moon by Rolf Bauerdick

My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Hotel Savoy by Joseph Roth

Drown by Junot Diaz

Winter Investments by Daryl Scroggins

This Is Not The Way We Came In by Daryl Scroggins

In The Land of No Right Angles by Daphne Beal

Seasick by Alanna Mitchell

As Texas Goes… by Gail Collins

The Gospel of Rutba by Greg Barrett

The Gospel of Judas edited by Rodolphe Kasser, Marvin Meyer, and Gregor Wurst

The Men Who Stare At Goats by Jon Ronson

Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Arcadia Project: Postmodern Pastoral poems edited by Joshua Corey and G.C. Waldrep

Signs of Live poems by Valerie A. Szarek

When Angels Are Born poems by Ron Starbuck

King Me poems by Roger Reeves

Sum Of It All: Selections and New Work lyrics by K.B. Whitely

His Day Is Done: A Neslon Mandela Tribute by Maya Angelou

E.E. Cummings Complete Poems 1904-1962 edited by Geroge James Firmage

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson edited by Thomas Johnson

Ask Me poems by William Stafford

New Texas poems edited by Laura Payne Butler and Nelson Sager

Crush poems by Richard Siken

Susquehanna poems by G.C. Waldrep

Circadian poems by Joanna Klink

Raptus poems by Joanna Klink

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Kill Anything That Moves by Nick Turse

The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chevez and the Farmworkers Movement by Susan Ferriss and Ricardo Sandoval

Midnight In Mexico by Alfredo Corchado

The Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar

Naked Spirituality by Brian McLaren

August: Osage County a play by Tracy Letts

Ed King by David Gutterson

The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes

Destiny and Desire by Carlos Fuentes

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Create Space for Peace by Gene Stoltzfus

World Without End by Ken Follett

Chango’s Beads And Two-Tone Shoes by William Kennedy

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

In Harm’s Way: A History of Christian Peacemaker Teams by Kathleen Kern

Salvation Boulevard by Larry Beinhart

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

The O’Briens by Peter Behrens

A Fierce Radiance by Lauren Belfer

A Place In Time by Wendell Berry

and the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

The Son by Philipp Meyer

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato

On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets And Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving The Common Good by Jim Wallis

hopes and prospects by Noam Chomsky

Bridge To Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty by Cecilia Gonzales-Andrieu

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate by Naomi Klein

The Sounds of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

J.D. Salinger by Kenneth Slawenski

Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year by Tavis Smiley

Photographs Taken At One-Hour Intervals During A Walk

From Galveston Island To The Far West Texas Town of Marfa by Joshua Edwards

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

Wet My Mouth With Honey by Eleanor B. Taylor

Love Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill

Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Voloknonsky

The Complete Plays: Anton Chekhov translated by Laurence Senelick

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

This Day: Collected & New Sabbath Poems by Wendell Berry

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer

For A Little While by Rick Bass

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Big Sur And The Oranges Of Hieronymus Bosch by Henry Miller

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco

Stanzas In Meditation by Gertrude Stein

A History of Loneliness by John Boyne

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Selected Poems by Galway Kinnell

What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford edited by Michael Wiegers

Room by Emma Donoghue

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