Bookshelf

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I’ve eaten; even so, they have made me.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here is what I am reading currently:

Finished in 2022:

  • The Last Battle – C.S. Lewis*
  • The Case Against Sugar – Gary Taubes*
  • Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari*
  • Spirit Run – Noé Álvarez*
  • Ten Reasons for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now – Jaron Lanier*
  • I’m Still Here – Austin Channing Brown*
  • Not a Lot of Reasons to Sing but Enough – Kyle Tran Mhyre
  • The Story of More – Hope Jahren*
  • Inconspicuous Consumption – Tatiana Schlossberg*
  • The Silver Chair – C.S. Lewis*
  • The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
  • Every Good Endeavor – Timothy Keller
  • Present Over Perfect – Shauna Niequist*
  • Dopamine Nation – Anna Lembke*
  • The Art of Gathering – Priya Parker*
  • Burnout – Emily & Amelia Nagoski*
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – C.S. Lewis*
  • Bonhoeffer – Eric Metaxas*
  • Maid – Stephanie Land*
  • Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser*
  • You’re Not Listening – Kate Murphy*
  • Homemade – Liz Hauck
  • High Conflict – Amanda Ripley*
  • Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Metabolical – Robert E. Lustig*
  • The Unsettling of America – Wendell Berry*
  • Prince Caspian – C.S. Lewis*
  • The Midnight Library – Matt Haig*
  • The Gift of Failure – Jessica Lahey*
  • The Horse and His Boy – C.S. Lewis*
  • Pachinko – Min Jin Lee*
  • Gulp – Mary Roach*
  • The Body Is Not An Apology – Sonya Renee Taylor*

*Audiobook

Finished in 2021:

  • Hidden Christmas – Timothy Keller
  • Endure – Alex Hutchinson
  • The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis (audio)
  • God Has a Name – John Mark Comer (audio)
  • Miracle Country – Kendra Atleework (audio)
  • North – Scott Jurek with Jenny Jurek
  • Hood Feminism – Nikki Kendall
  • Born to Run – Christopher McDougall (reread)
  • When Narcissism Comes to Church – Chuck DeGroat (audio)
  • The Magician’s Nephew – C.S. Lewis (audio)
  • Eating Animals – Jonathan Safran For (audio)
  • The Mind-Gut Connection – Emeran Mayer
  • Atomic Habits – James Clear (audio)
  • Endurance – Alfred Lansing (audio)
  • H is for Hawk – Helen Macdonald (audio)
  • The Liturgy of the Ordinary – Tish Harrison Warren
  • Wild – Cheryl Strayed (audio)
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents – Isabel Wilkerson
  • Compassion (&) Conviction – Justin Giboney, Michael Wear & Chris Butler
  • The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry – John Mark Comer
  • Between Two Kingdoms – Suleika Jaouad (audio)
  • Nomadland – Jessica Bruder (audio)
  • How to be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi (audio)
  • The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel van der Kolk
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown (audio)
  • Smarter Faster Better – Charles Duhigg (audio)
  • The Road to Character – David Brooks (audio)
  • The Gifts of Imperfection – Brené Brown
  • Health Disparities in the United States – Donald A. Barr
  • Humble Roots – Hannah Anderson
  • Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture – Ellen Ruppel Shell (audio)
  • White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo (audio)

2020:

  • The Color of Compromise – Jemar Tisby
  • I Contain Multitudes – Ed Yong
  • Gut – Giulia Enders
  • A Homemade Life – Molly Wizenberg
  • What the Eyes Don’t See – Mona Hanna-Attisha
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver
  • Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay
  • Becoming – Michelle Obama
  • What Did You Expect? – Paul Tripp
  • On Trails – Robert Moor
  • Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
  • This Momentary Marriage – John Piper
  • On Mental Toughness – Harvard Business Review
  • Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way To Fight Global Poverty – Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo
  • Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
  • Educated: A Memoir – Tara Westover
  • The Meaning of Marriage – Timothy Keller
  • Heart Berries – Terese Marie Mailhot
  • Farmacology – Daphne Miller, MD
  • Life Together – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

2019:

  • Quiet – Susan Cain (reread)
  • The Common Rule – Justin Whitmel Early
  • The Hidden Life of Trees – Peter Wohlleben
  • Jesus the King – Timothy Keller
  • The Gospel Comes With a Housekey – Rosaria Butterfield
  • War of Loves – David Bennet
  • Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek
  • Jesus Feminist – Sarah Bessey
  • Alive – Piers Paul Read
  • The Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster (re-read)
  • I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
  • The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food – Dan Barber
  • The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Dare to Lead – Brené Brown
  • The Two Towers – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • It Starts With Food – Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
  • When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

2018:

  • When Helping Hurts – Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
  • In My Father’s House – Corrie ten Boom
  • Harry Potter y el Prisionero de Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
  • Daring Greatly – Brené Brown (re-read)
  • A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson
  • A Grief Observed – C.S. Lewis
  • The Cyber Effect – Mary Aiken
  • Courageous Leadership – Bill Hybels
  • Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer
  • Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital – David Oshinsky
  • The Road to Peace – Henri Nouwen
  • Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis
  • Coming Home to Eat – Gary Nabhan
  • The Great Divorce – C.S. Lewis
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City – Matthew Desmond

2017:

  • Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Harry Potter y la cámara secreta – J.K. Rowling
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis – J.D. Vance
  • Rising Strong – Brené Brown
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth
  • The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life – Ann Voskamp
  • My Life in France – Julia Child
  • The Weight of Glory – C.S. Lewis
  • I’m Ok – You’re Ok – Thomas A. Harris
  • Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
  • Love Lives Here – Maria Goff
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together In the Cafeteria? – Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Strength to Love – Martin Luther King, Jr. (**One of the most profound things I’ve read.)
  • Night – Elie Wiesel
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol Dweck, Ph.D

2016:

  • Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health – Jo Robinson
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books – Azar Nafisi
  • Bittersweet – Shauna Niequiest
  • Simply Christian – N.T. Wright
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and In Business – Charles Duhigg
  • The Warmth of Other Suns – Isabel Wilkerson
  • Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal – J.K. Rowling
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brené Brown
  • The Character of Leadership – Jeff Iorg
  • Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues – Martin J. Blaser, MD
  • The Practice of the Presence of God – Brother Lawrence
  • In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto – Michael Pollan
  • Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  • The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence – Gary Haugen
  • To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain – Matt Chandler
  • Knowledge of the Holy – A.W. Tozer
  • The Mingling of Souls – Matt Chandler
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