Sunday, August 24, 2008

My Big Stack of Books


Whenever someone tells me about a book that they think I should read, I always tell them that I already have a big stack of books at home, waiting to be read. I also have a long "Wish List" on Amazon.com of books that I would like to buy. I'm sure you're the same way. And, as you can tell from the list to the right, I already have a long list of books that I am currently reading. There is not enough time in a day to read everything I'd like to read (it's hard to believe that I didn't really like reading until I was about 17), and currently, I'm being held up from progressing to my stack of books by the long tome on Lincoln, Team of Rivals (which is over 800 pages, but incredibly enjoyable).

Nevertheless, here is the list of books that is on my big stack.
  • Surprised by Hope, by N. T. Wright
  • The Reason for God, by Timothy Keller
  • John Adams, by David McCullough
  • I Sold My Soul on eBay, by Hemant Mehta
  • Einstein, by Walter Isaacson
  • The Zookeeper's Wife, by Diane Ackerman
  • The Maligned God, by Carsten Johnsen
  • The Peacemaking Remnant, Edited by Douglas Morgan
  • The Ravings of a Lunatic, by Adam Whitestone
  • Perfection, by Herbert Douglass, Edward Heppenstall, Hans La Rondelle, and C. Mervyn Maxwell
  • Cleanse and Close, by Larry Kirkpatrick
In addition to the books that you are currently reading, which books are waiting to be read by you?

9 comments:

Alison said...

I sadly usually only read for pure entertainment - which is a shame. For devotion, I am reading "It's All About Him" by Lee Venden. For fun, I am reading "True Believer" by Nicholas Sparks. And I have "One False Move" waiting for me by my new favorite author, Harlan Coben.

Shawn Brace said...

Thanks for sharing Alison!! Sounds like your stack is not as big as mine. But I'm not boasting.

And if it's so "sad" that you usually read for pure entertainment, why not change that???

;-)

Alison said...

Good point, Shawn. Good point!!

Rondi said...

I, too, have The Zookeeper's Daughter and John Adams in my much-too-big stack by my bed.

The staff is (re)reading Education this year for our morning worships.

Rondi said...

(Doug Morgan is a childhood friend and neighbor of mine...)

Shawn Brace said...

Thanks for sharing, Ms. Aastrup.

By the way, who is Doug Morgan?

Mrs. Anderson said...

Shawn, This is Heather (Ferguson), now Anderson. I actually married a New Englander and was living there for the past 2 years... I still think Texas is better. I read the Einstein book. It was really good, but the science it talks about is really out there. I am curious to see what you say about the biblical aspects in regards to the science. Phil and I are currently in Taiwan, teaching at a new school. (I finally got to do mission work) I hope all is well. Oh we also have a blog. www.andersonsintaiwan.blogspot.com

Mrs. Anderson said...

Sorry. I hope all is well with you!

Heather

Shawn Brace said...

Hey Heather!!

So great to hear from you. It's been a while. I've thought about you a few times in the past few months - especially when I had a layover in Texas. That was as long as I needed to be in the Lone Star state, though!!

That is awesome that you and Phil are in Taiwan. I hope that you have a blessed time there.

I'm looking forward to reading the book on Einstein. I'm still trying to get through the book on Lincoln right now, and then I'll get to that one. I'll share my thoughts with you - and the rest of my blog readership - when I read it.

Keep in touch!