Monday, October 11, 2010

Planned Fall Reading?

I'm not big on planning what to read in advance, but this blog hop looked like it could be fun. My reading schedule has been a bit wonky lately, so I'm keeping my list fairly short for now. I might update it as time goes by (lengthen or shorten). For now here's my projected list:

1. The English American by Alison Larkin

2. Rechurch: Healing Your Way Back to the People of God by Stephen Mansfield

3. Dexter Is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay

4. The Feast: How to Serve Jesus in a Famished World by Joshua Graves

5. Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston

6. Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World by Lee C. Camp


  1. That's quite a varied list there, Mel! Hey I read all three books in which "Caught Stealing" was the first. You may want to think twice (I only read them because they were least the first was one was I know). I wasn't that impressed with the writing OR the story, in the end (though obviously I did seek resolution and read the whole trilogy :-)). My biggest complaint was that there was a LOT of foul language and WAY TOO MUCH gratuitous violence (graphic violence that wasn't necessary to tell the story).

  2. John--I try to alternate fiction and nonfiction. I tend toward dark fiction so this gives my psyche as well as my intellect a break! I'll let you know what I think about "Caught Stealing". A friend recommended it.

  3. Melanie, I just finished the Hank Thompson trilogy. There is a lot of foul language and they are very violent, but I thought the plots were worth it and I found the character of Hank Thompson intriguing. They are very dark, but I will read more by this author.

    Lee Camp is great--I am sure we have a copy of Mere Discipleship, don't know if I've read all the way through it or not . . . I'm sure Chris has.

    Have you read any of Barbara Brown Taylor? She spoke at CSC 2 years ago. Her book, An Altar in the World, is a very good book about prayer. I found it helpful.

    I am trying to read some new authors this year. I've found a few I really like!

  4. ML -- Yes I have read several BBT. I really love her! Joshua Graves is our new minister at OC. I like is approach to sermons very much, and am looking forward to reading his book.


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