summer reading list || 2016

My expectations are high – maybe even unrealistic. But, these are the books that I am eyeing right now and want to spend at least a little bit of time in over the next few months! Although I want to be disciplined in reading of more of what I already have, don’t hold me to only these because I live in a world with lots of friends who write convincing book reviews. I’m sure I’ll finish a good number of these, and find many others along the way!

• Surprised By Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis — Terry Linovall, PH. D.

• Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail — Cheryl Strayed

• Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking — Susan Cain

• The Great Divorce — C.S. Lewis

• Gone With The Wind — Margaret Mitchell

• Scary Close: Dropping The Act and Finding True Intimacy — Donald Miller

• Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life — Eric Metaxas

• Walking The Bible: A Journey Through The Five Books of Moses — Bruce Feiler

• Ethics — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

• The Swiss Family Robinson — Johann Wyss

• I Will Always Write Back — Caitlin Alifrenka, Martin Ganda, Liz Welch

• Ruth & Billy Graham: The Legacy of a Couple — Hanspeter Nüesch

• All The Light We Cannot See — Anthony Doerr

• How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels — N.T. Wright

• Jesus the Messiah — Donald Guthrie

• Dean & Me (A Love Story) — Jerry Lewis

• Onstage Offstage — Michael Bublé

• Frank Sinatra: An American Legend — Nancy Sinatra

• Undaunted: Daring to do what God calls you to do — Christine Caine

• It’s Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than Going To Heaven When You Die — Jefferson Bethke

• Karl Barth: Theologian of Freedom

• No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering — Clara Bensen

• Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life With Less Baggage — Allison Vesterfelt

• The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life — Hannah Whitall Smith

• Home of Our Hearts — Robin Jones Gunn

• One More Wish — Robin Jones Gunn

• David Livingstone: His Life and Letters

• Through Gates of Splendor — Elisabeth Elliot

• For Whom The Bell Tolls — Ernest Hemingway

• Between The World And Me — Ta-Nehisi Coates

• Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian — John Piper

There may be a lot here, but I still love your input and there are never too many books. Am I missing a classic that I must get my hands on? What are you reading?

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