Blog Open Thread—What Book(s) are you Reading this Summer?

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Filed under: * Culture-WatchBooks

Posted June 28, 2012 at 6:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. c.r.seitz wrote:

The final installment of Guy Vanderhaeghe’s trilogy, “A Good Man.”

June 28, 7:43 am | [comment link]
2. Ryan Danker wrote:

I tend to read more than one at a time. Right now, the two that I’m paying most attention to are J. C. D. Clark’s “English Society 1660-1832” and Ross Douthat’s “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics.” Both very different, but both very interesting reading.

June 28, 8:17 am | [comment link]
3. Karen B. wrote:

About to delve into Simon Montefiore’s “Jerusalem”

June 28, 8:27 am | [comment link]
4. victorianbarbarian wrote:

So far, Elizabeth Goudge’s “The Rosemary Tree”; Clark Ashton Smith’s “The End of the Story” (Vol 1 of the collected stories); and (on the Kindle) Lois McMaster Bujold’s “The Sharing Knife” (I’m on book 3 of 4).

June 28, 9:06 am | [comment link]
5. Yebonoma wrote:

Re-reading Tim Keller’s “The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism” and Benoit Mandelbrot’s “The (Mis)Behavior of Markets, A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence.”  Both are really good books.

June 28, 9:32 am | [comment link]
6. Dan Crawford wrote:

Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon (somehow this slipped by me nearly 30 years ago),  Paul by N.T. Wright (I’m curious about Wright’s capacity to irritate evangelicals) , Cadillac Jukebox by James Lee Burke (the Dave Robicheaux novels - great stories, moral sensitivity, and superb writing),  Fishing Basics by Arthur Cone (it’s taken a while but I like fishing and now I want to learn what I’m supposed to do), The Pastor by Eugene Peterson (one of the wisest books on ministry I’ve read), A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (I was supposed to have read it fifty years ago, but I’m finally going to do it this summer), and Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood (highly recommended by a friend whose book club endorsed it). And maybe my beloved spouse and I will take in several of the restored movies coming to the big theater near us.

June 28, 9:49 pm | [comment link]
7. Cennydd13 wrote:

Call me a classicist, if you will, but I’m finishing up James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Deerslayer.”

June 29, 12:28 am | [comment link]
8. softwords wrote:

I’m reading “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker.  It’s a first novel about what happens to society when the earth suddenly begins to slow and each day becomes progressively longer.  Fascinating so far.  I’m also reading the third book in the Stieg Larsson trilogy, “The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.”  In addition:  “The Early Christian Letters for Everyone” by NT Wright, “A Universe from Nothing’ BY Lawrence Krause and “God’s Jury:  The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World” by Cullen Murphy.

June 30, 7:39 pm | [comment link]
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