Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Mama Squirrel's Want-to-Read List for 2016

My GoodReads challenge for 2016 is 40 47 books, and there are 50 on this list. Most of them are books I already own, with a few to hunt down at the library or elsewhere. Some of them I started awhile ago but didn't finish.

Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction
Anderson, Douglas A.

Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy
Anderson, Douglas A.

Northrop Frye A Biography
Ayre, John

Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome
Balsdon, J.P.V.D.
Read parts of it, didn't finish

History in English Words
Barfield, Owen

Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning
Barfield, Owen

Home Economics
Berry, Wendell

A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership
Berry, Wendell
Finished

The Theology of Dallas Willard
Jr., Gary Black

The Cost of Discipleship
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
Purpose in Prayer
Bounds, E.M.

Telling Secrets
Buechner, Frederick

The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate that Changed Our Understanding of Time
Canales, Jimena

The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Their Friends
Carpenter, Humphrey

Orthodoxy
Chesterton, G.K.

When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy for Today
Cooper, Elaine (re-reading)

Atlas of the Roman World
Cornell, Tim J.
Finished, more or less--it's not a book you can easily read cover to cover

How We Think
Dewey, John

Twenty Things You Should Read
Edwards, David B.
Finished

Selected Prose
Eliot, T.S.
Finished
The Praise of Folly and Other Writings
Erasmus, Desiderius

Earth Hell and Heaven: In the Art of William Kurelek
Friesen, Ilse E.

Spiritus Mundi: Essays on Literature, Myth, and Society
Frye, Northrop
Started, haven't finished

The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager and the Doomed
Gordon, Karen Elizabeth

A Christian View of Hospitality: Expecting Surprises
Hershberger, Michele
Finished

The Singing Bowl
Guite, Malcolm

How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry
Hirsch, Edward
Started, haven't finished

Eliot and His Age: T. S. Eliot's Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century
Kirk, Russell
Finished

Bird Lady - A Lifelong Love Affair with Birds
Le Geyt, Elizabeth
Started, haven't finished

The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
Lopate, Phillip
The Golden Thread: A Reader's Journey Through The Great Books
Meyer, Bruce

Three Works: A Dream of John Ball/The Pilgrims of Hope/News from Nowhere
Morris, William

The Housekeeper and the Professor
Ogawa, Yōko
Finished

Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity
Pearcey, Nancy
Started, haven't finished

The Second Coming
Percy, Walker
Finished

MFA in a Box
Rember, John
Finished

The Passionate Intellect: Dorothy L. Sayers' Encounter with Dante
Reynolds, Barbara

Emile or On Education
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques

Unto This Last and Other Writings
Ruskin, John

Our World-God's Visible Language: Visible Creation as Testimony to an Invisible Creator
Salloum, J E
The Black Dwarf
Scott, Walter

Breath for the Bones: Art, Imagination, and Spirit: Reflections on Creativity and Faith
Shaw, Luci

Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson (edited by Phelps, William Lyon)

Virginibus Puerisque
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Started, haven't finished

Liberal Hearts and Coronets: The Lives and Times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens
Strong-Boag, Veronica
Started but it had to go back to the library--I will be taking it out again

A Secular Age
Taylor, Charles

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Verne, Jules

New and Collected Poems
Wilbur, Richard
Started but didn't finish

The Spirit of the Disciplines : Understanding How God Changes Lives
Willard, Dallas
Started, haven't finished

The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams
Zaleski, Philip

6 comments:

Silvia said...

What a wonderful list. I'm saving it for reference.

I too need to finish Hirsh. I loved it, and I don't know why I stopped reading it.

...they call me mommy... said...

Wow. :D The Bird lady sounds interesting to me! :D

Helena said...

That's one amazing list! I'm sure you'll have a good reading year :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Many titles that I have not heard of. Thanks for sharing your list.
Happy Reading!
~lisa

Mama Squirrel said...

Lisa, I can't understand why our local library doesn't have The Deluxe Transitive Vampire! I thought that one at least would be no trouble to find. They do have both of the Anderson sci fi/fantasy books, and the book about T.S. Eliot.

Carol said...

Home Economics by Berry & the book on T.S. Eliot by Russell Kirk would be on my list if I could find them here. Our local libraries are quite good for the well known classics but I've noticed in the 14 years that we've been in the area that more & more of even these are disappearing from the shelves.