Saturday, December 14, 2019

Mama Squirrel's Want-to-read List for 2020

I did not get to all the books on my 2019 wish-list (do I ever?), so there is some overlap. I don't have any required textbooks this year, but I do have some leftover education books I picked up, and one (Biesta) that I'd like to track down and read.

Earlier this year, Malcolm Guite published a list of five poets he recommends, and representative works for each, so I've included those even though I don't own any of those books.


Biesta, Gert J.J.
The Beautiful Risk of Education

Gardner, Howard
Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet

Glass, Karen
In Vital Harmony

Katz, Steven
Intentional Interruption: Breaking Down Learning Barriers to Transform Professional Practice

Kohn, Alfie
The Schools Our Children Deserve

Mumaw, Stefan, and Wendy Lee Oldfield
Caffeine for the Creative Team: 150 Exercises to Inspire Group Innovation

Palmer, Parker J.
The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life

Words and Ideas

Greenfield, Susan A
Tomorrow's People: How 21st-Century Technology is Changing the Way We Think and Feel

Boyle, Mark
The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology

Levitin, Daniel J.
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

Adler, Mortimer J.
How to Think about the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization

Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon

Piper, John
Think!: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

Lewis, C.S.
Fern-seed and Elephants, and Other Essays on Christianity

Armstrong, Chris R.
Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: Finding Authentic Faith in a Forgotten Age with C. S. Lewis

Lindvall, Terry
Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis

Shaw, Luci
The Crime of Living Cautiously: Hearing God's Call to Adventure

O'Connor, Flannery
Spiritual Writings

O'Connor, Flannery
The Habit of Being (Letters)

Murray, Donald
Writing for your Readers

Jauss, David
Words Overflown by Stars: Creative Writing Instruction and Insight from the Vermont College Mfa Program

Guite, Malcolm
Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Oliver, Mary
A Poetry Handbook

Eagleton, Terry
How to Read a Poem

Behn, Robin
The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach

Koch, Kenneth
I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home


Buechner, Frederick
Lion Country

Haruf, Kent
Plainsong (Plainsong, #1)

Tolkien, J.R.R.
Tree and Leaf, Smith of Wootton Major, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth


Chesterton, G.K.
St. Thomas Aquinas / St. Francis of Assisi

Lawson, Dorie McCullough
Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to their Children


Cairns, Scott
Idiot Psalms

Di Cesare, Mario A. (ed.)
George Herbert and the Seventeenth-Century Religious Poets

Eliot, T.S.
Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917

Heaney, Seamus
Opened Ground: Selected Poems 1966-1996

Hill, Geoffrey

Lewis, Gwyneth
Zero Gravity: A Space Requiem

Shaw, Luci
Harvesting Fog

Shaw, Luci
Polishing the Petoskey Stone: Selected Poems

Williams, William Carlos

Wordsworth, William
Selected Poems


Macfarlane, Robert
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

Aird, Paul Leet
Loon Laughter

Lawrence, Gale
The Beginning Naturalist: Weekly Encounters with the Natural World

Lochnan, Katharine A.
The Earthly Paradise: Arts and Crafts by William Morris and His Circle from Canadian Collections

Collingwood, R.G.
The Principles of Art

Cline, Elizabeth L.
The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good

Carver, Courtney
Project 333: The Minimalist Fashion Challenge That Proves Less Really Is So Much More

Minter, Adam
Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale

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