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


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).