Books on the Nightstand

Autumn reading

The Innocence of Father Brown– GK Chesterton

1984– It never goes out of style unfortunately. Never having read it in school, reading it Germany was a bit of a historical head trip.

Earlier:

JOY: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman who Captivated C.S. Lewis.- A thorough-going biography of the woman who would eventually marry Lewis later in life. Truthful and not the wispy broad-brushed telling of ‘Shadowlands.’

Hillbilly Elegy– from the coal camps of my youth comes a true-life account of modern day living in the holler complete with a ending in the halls of influence.

The Brothers Karamozov – Dostoyevsky. FINISHED!!!!!!

Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good- Steve Garber

The Moviegoer– Walker Percy. Fine-grained New Orleans texture with a meandering plot, modernist overtones and angst of young adulthood.

The Confidential Agent– Graham Greene; loved feeling like I was back in war-time England walking the streets of London in the fog.

Crime and Punishment– The first Dostoevsky novel I ever read! Powerful with a female Christ-figure like so many great novels.

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4 thoughts on “Books on the Nightstand

    • I was told about it from another writing friend- its very different- definitely not a ‘how to’ book but its the authors interaction with those who have inspired her. She is a French feminist academic so from a very different perspective than I am used to hearing from. So in that regard its kind of refreshing!

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