2015 Reading List

A good portion of this year’s reading list are books that I have on hand, but have never finished.  So, it’s kind of a way to wrap a lot of things up and dive into things I’ve wanted to for a long, long time.  It’s the first year I’ve worked with a reading list.  It will be interesting to see how it goes.

Do you have any plans or lists?  Anything on this list?  Anything along these topics that stands out to you?

Missions/Theology/Counseling

  1. African Friends and Money Matters
  2. Cross-Cultural Servanthood – Elmer
  3. Cross-Cultural Connections – Elmer
  4. Mission From the Cross – Schultz
  5. All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes – Ken Myers
  6. Everywhere and No Where: Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile
  7. Third Culture Kids – David Pollock and Ruth van Reken
  8. Freedom of the Will – Erasmus
  9. Bondage of the Will – Luther
  10. On the Incarnation – Athanasius
  11. Life Together – Bonhoeffer
  12. Proper Distinction of Law and Gospel – Walther
  13. Attachments – Clinton and Sibcy
  14. Culture Shock Tool Kit – Silver
  15. Big Balls Better – Essays on Culture Shock – Axelrod
  16. Psychological Birth of the Human Infant – Mahler
  17. Motivational Interviewing
  18. Happiness Project
  19. A Primer on Rational Emotive Therapy – Bryden, et al.
  20. What is Marriage – a Primer
  21. Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Faillure
  22. Law, Life, and the Living God – Murray
  23. The Lord’s Prayer – Chemnitz
  24. The Way of Transition – Bridges
  25. The Child in the Family – Belsky
  26. Getting Unstuck – Timothy Butler
  27. Gaslight Effect – Stern
  28. Leading with Questions –Marquardt
  29. To Rule the Waves – Herman
  30. The Absentee American – Smith
  31. Passionate Minds – Bodanis
  32. The World Until Yesterday – Diamond
  33. Who Moved My Choose? Kintz
  34. Multicultural Manners – Dresser
  35. The Power of Habit – Duhigg
  36. On Being a Therapist – Kottler
  37. Psychology of Culture Shock – Ward, et al
  38. 1001 Solution Focused Questions – Bannick
  39. Burnout for Experts – Kohler
  40. Burnout: The Cost of Caring – Maslach
  41. Banishing Burnout: 6 Strategies – Leiter and Maslach
  42. Joy of Burnout – Glouberman

Literature

  1. Love in the Time of Cholera – Marquez
  2. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  3. Grapes of Wrath – Steinbeck
  4. Lolita – Nabakov
  5. Great Expectations – Dickens
  6. Sherlock Holmes – Complete Works – Doyle
  7. Winters Tales – Isak Dinesen
  8. As I Lay Dying – Faulkner
  9. The Sun Also Rises – Hemingway
  10. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
  11. Shakespeare – 5 plays
  12. Beowulf – Tolkien
  13. 500 Best Poems – anthology
  14. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  15. Catch 22 – Heller
  16. O Pioneers – Cather
  17. Blue Highways – Heat Moon
  18. Slaughterhouse Five – Vonnegut
  19. Dead Poet’s Society
  20. Robinson Crusoe – DeFoe
  21. Life of Pi –
  22. The Art of Racing in the Rain – Stein
  23. Eragon
  24. Reading Lolita in Tehran – Nafisi
  25. Around the World in 72 Days – Bly
  26. The Splendid Outcast – Markham
  27. Poetry of John Donne
  28. Poetry of Christina Rosetti
  29. Poetry of Keats
  30. Poetry of Shelley

Philosophy

  1. Abolition of Man – C.S. Lewis
  2. Heretics – GK Chesterton
  3. Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis
  4. Ethics – Aristotle
  5. The Difference of Man and the Difference it Makes – Mortimer Adler
  6. Road to Serfdom – Hayek
  7. The Great Conversation – Hutchins

Self-Improvement/Home

  1. Cooked – Pollan
  2. How to Save Money – Lynch
  3. The Writers Adventure Guide
  4. Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Kondo
  5. Essays in the Art of Writing – Stevenson
  6. History of the Medieval World – Wise Bauer
  7. History of the Renaissance World – Wise Bauer
  8. Book of Tea – Okakura
  9. Keeping House – Peterson
  10. Bird by Bird – Lamott
  11. Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  12. Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel – Smiley
  13. On Writing Well – Zinnser
  14. The Well-Fed Writer – Bowerman
  15. Writing Away: Journal Writing Traveler – Spalding
  16. A House Somewhere: Tales of Life Abroad
  17. 48 Days to the Work You Love – Miller

Reread

  1. Great Gatsby – Fitzgerald
  2. Mere Christianity – Lewis
  3. Orthodoxy – GK Chesterton
  4. 1984 – Orwell
  5. Metamorphoses – Ovid

4 thoughts on “2015 Reading List

  1. The Art of Racing in the Rain was a “fun” read –written from a dog’s point of view.
    The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis was the book I read for a book club. It is a collection of addresses he gave to colleges, during the 1940s. It was a little “over my head”.

    1. When I read the description of “The Art of Racing in the Rain” I thought it looked fun. I wish I had a few more fun ones. 🙂

  2. I’m not a dog owner, but I also enjoyed A Dog’s Journey by Bruce Cameron and Molly and Me.—Now I pay attention and enjoy dogs more— especially if they’ve been trained. Can you down load books to a Kindle in PNG?.

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