Reading 2011

Reading List 2011

 The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson

*Half the Sky - Nicholas D. Kristof

The Greater Journey - David McCullough

The Flinch - Julie Smith

The Angel's Game - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

We are All Weird - Seth Godin

Poke the Box - Seth Godin

Snobs - Julian Fellowes

Pillars of Fire - Ken Follett

Leaving the Saints: How I lost the Mormons and Found My Faith - Martha Beck

Every Last One - Anna Quindlen
The Joy Diet - Martha Beck
Unbroken: A WWII Story of survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Laura HillenbrandFinding Your Own North Star - Martha Beck
Cleopatra - Stacy Schiff
Stoking the Creative Fires - Phil Cousineau - a reread
The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver*
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens*
Listening Hearts/Discerning Call in Community*

*In progress

Current Daily Reads -

The Book of Awakening - Mark Nepo, A Year of Living Your Yoga - Judith Lasater, The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom, Life is a Verb - Patti Digh

Reading List 2010
**The Book of Awakening - Mark Nepo
**A Year of Living Your Yoga - Judith Lasater, PH.D.,P.T.
**The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom
*Life is a Verb - Patti Digh
Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand
Finding Your Own North Star - Martha Beck
Cleopatra - Stacy Schiff
The Murder Room - P.D. James
New Seeds of Contemplation - Thomas Merton
The Murder Room - P.D. James
Omoo - Herman Melville
**The Right to Write - Julia Cameron
Soul Moments: Marvelous Stories of Synchronicity - Phil Cousineau
Stoking the Creative Fires - Phil Cousineau
Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War -William Manchester
Shroud for a Nightingale - P.D. James
Drums of August - Diana Gabaldon
Voyager - Diana Gabaldon
On Chesil Beach - Ian McCewan
In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan
Private Life - Jane Smiley
Younger Next Year - Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge

Island Beneath the Sea - Isabel Allende
Tales of the South Pacific - James Michener
Hawaii - James Michener (a reread)
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck - Riley read this one too:(
The Queen's Fool - Philippa Gregory
Way of the Winding Path - Eve Eschner Hogan
What French Women Know - Debra Ollivier
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus - John Gray
To Bless The Space Between Us - John O'Donohue (a reread)
One Thousand White Women - Ken Fergus
Little Girls in Church - Poetry K Norris (a reread)
I Feel Bad About My Neck: and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman - Nora Ephron
Inside Out - L.L. Barket
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon
Stone Crossings - L.L. Barkat
Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
A Wise Woman - Philippa Gregory

*In progress
**Bookshelf - ongoing reading

Reading List 2009

  • The Art of Pilgrimage - Phil Cousineau - loved this book about seeing the sacred in one's travels
  • On the Bridge - New Olympia Poems/Author Barbara Gibson - a wonderful treasure of reflection
  • Nails/Author Tony Wilcox's first novel - intriguing story and twist on Jesus' cruxificion nails
  • Writing in the Sand/Thomas Moore
  • Wisdom Distilled from the Daily/Joan Chittister - Livng the Rule of St. Benedict today
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society/Shaffer and Barrows - a lovely book
  • Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese - great read/geography/history/romance/medicine
  • The Essential Rumi - Translations by Coleman Barks
  • The Source - James Michener history of religions/God - 500 pages of 1000 is all I can manage at this sitting!
  • A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What you were Born to do - Thomas Moore - reading on my IPhone/Kindle download
  • Care of the Soul - Thomas Moore
  • Faith and Will - Julia Cameron
  • The Colony - Kalaupapa exiles - poignant story of leprosy victims/fears - 1866
  • same kind of different As me - Ron Hall & Denver Moore
  • The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Meditations with Meister Eckhart
  • The Seven Storey Mountain - Thomas Merton autobiography
  • Face to Face - 700 pages - Karleen Koen - sequel to prior book
  • Through a Glass Darkly - Karleen Koen - Novel 736 pages based on 1700's England/Virginia - loved it!
  • Garden of Hollows - Entering the Mysteries of Lent and Easter - Jan L. Richardson
  • The Sound of Paper - Julia Cameron
  • The Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell - premise re success due to birth timing, place, circumstances - very interesting!
  • The Bookseller of Kabul - Asne Seierstad - would recommend this - it's an inside look of a Kabul household - difficult lives for women!
  • The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate - '30's author/Nancy Mitford
  • Thomas Merton - A Book of Hours - edited by Kathleen Deignan
  • Crossing the Threshold - Christine Valters Paintner
  • Grace Unbound - Kayce Hughlett
  • The God of Second Chances - Erik Kolbell
  • Lectio Divina - Paintner & Wynkoop

Reading List 2008

  • Through a Glass Darkly - Karleen Koen - France/England setting - romantic novel
  • Snow - Orhan Pamuk - eloquent writer but story is so dreary I'm givin' it up
  • Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck - a good reread - a sad chapter in American history
  • Bird without Wings - Louis DeBerniere - sad tale of Turkish history
  • YOU - The Owners Manual - Michael F. Roizen & Mehmet C. OZ MDs
  • When the Heart Waits - Sue Monk Kidd
  • beautiful boy - David Sheff
  • Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
  • Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson
  • What We Ache For - Oriah Mountain Dreamer
  • Kitchen Table Wisdom - Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
  • The Writing Life - Annie Dillard
  • Plan B 3.0 - Mobilizing to Save Civilization - Lester R. Brown
  • Daily Bread - Holy Meal - Samuel Torvend
  • Christian Households - Thomas E. Breidenthal
  • A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life - William Law
  • The Dimensions of Poetry - A Critical Anthology - Miller & Slote
  • Winter Grace - Kathleen Fischer - Spirituality and Aging
  • Bird by Bird - Anne Lamott
  • Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert