Monday, March 17, 2008

My favorite things to read (nonfiction)

1. "Mere Christianity," C.S. Lewis
2. "Thinking Out Loud: On the Personal, the Political, the Public, and the Private," Anna Quindlen
3. "Loud and Clear," Anna Quindlen
4. "Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools," Jonathan Kozol
5. "Amazing Grace: Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation," Jonathan Kozol
6. "Messy Spirituality," Mike Yaconelli
7. "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America," Barbara Ehrenreich
8. "Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War," Tony Horwitz
9. "On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction," William K. Zinsser
10. "The Ragamuffin Gospel," Brennan Manning
11. "Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith," Anne Lamott
12. "Roaring Lambs," Bob Briner
13. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou
14. "Blue Like Jazz," Donald Miller
15. The Bible

2 comments:

Libba Lemon said...

Reading this made me remember I've loaned out (and possibly lost) my copies of "Roaring Lambs" and "The Final Roar." I do have my copy of his "Squeeze Play" - have you read it?

So many great books! I haven't read either Anna Quindlen - is she who you were reading at the beach last summer? I also haven't read "Messy Spirituality" or "Confederates in the Attic."

jennifer said...

I have not read "Squeeze Play" -- never even heard of it. Can I borrow?

You would really like Anna Quindlen. She was a columnist for The New York Times and then Newsweek and both of these books are compilations of some of those columns. She's a little liberal for me, but I love her. Now she's started writing fiction, though, and I don't like it at all.

I think Anne Lamott is who you're thinking of me reading at the beach last summer.

You would really like both "Messy Spirituality" (which I have) and "Confederates in the Attic" (which I don't).