Thursday, January 12, 2017

Winter/Spring Reading

Last year I joined Goodreads. It was partially prompted by the publishing of my own book so I could make sure it was added and I could be a "Goodreads Author," which doesn't really seem to entail much.

But anyway, I joined, and quickly decided that I was going to take on a reading challenge of 50 books, which I met and actually surpassed by 10.

The problem I found with doing this challenge was the intentional quickness with which I read. I don't think I savored or digested some of the books I read because the challenge loomed too large inside me.

I am doing a reading challenge again, but I've cut back on the number so I don't feel so rushed to meet it.  I already have a list of books to read (hopefully at a leisurely pace) before summer. Here's what's currently on my nightstand, what I'm anticipating to be released soon, what I've already read since January 1st, or otherwise I've made top priority over the next few months.
  • Trouble I've Seen by Drew G.I. Hart
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Healing Spiritual Wounds by Carol Howard Merritt
  • The Walking Dead Volume 27 by Robert Kirkman
  • Not Your Parents' Offering Plate by J. Clif Christopher
  • Outlaw Christian by Jacqueline A. Bussie
  • All About Love by bell hooks
  • A Theology of Hope by Jurgen Moltmann
  • The Crucified God by Jurgen Moltmann
  • The Rules of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps
I admit that this is not a very diverse list. Other than one novel and one graphic novel, there's no fiction. I plan to correct that once we hit June, but in the meantime I think it's important to spend time with the texts above. And there's always the possibility that something else turns up between now and then. I'm always up for that.

What's on your reading list the first few months of 2017?