I’ve decided (without a lot of premeditation) that this summer will be the time to read books I’ve never got around to before. The risky ones, which I’ll probably dislike or disagree with; and the non-fiction ones, which fall somewhere in between the cod liver oil and spinach.

So I’m making my lists, and I need to know your top picks! Are there any books I shouldn’t miss out on?



15 thoughts on “Lists

  1. I’ve thought of a few non-fiction books to recommend:
    24/7 Christian (based on the book of James)
    Too Busy Not to Pray
    The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
    Dark Quartet: The Story of the Brontes
    And here’s a couple that sound intriguing but I haven’t read yet:
    Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
    Jesus Continued…: Why the Spirit Inside You is Better Than Jesus Beside You


  2. I’m not sure if this is the type of book you’re looking for, but I thought of another non-fiction book I found fascinating: Shakespeare’s Face. The author investigates the authenticity of a potential Shakespeare portrait owned by a family in Ontario.


  3. I know you’ve already read my go to, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn so I can’t suggest that. The Children of Men is very very good, and by the author of Death Comes to Pemberley oddly enough.


  4. Human nature in its fourfold state by Thomas Boston is really good. 🙂 It’s helpful, though not necessary, to study it with a group, as it is a lengthy puritan work, but it is amazing! It goes through the four states that mankind has and ever will be in (state of innocence, fallen state, state of grace, and state of glorification). He uses a lot of illustrations from nature and it is really eye-opening to the reality of each of these states. I highly recommend it, and if you want to borrow it, I have a copy. 🙂 But I understand if you have enough to read right now.


  5. A Birthday for Bear, by Bonnie Becker. It won’t make you cry; I promise. You can find it at the library, I suspect.


      1. I read her book A Library Book for Bear several times this week. Quite entertaining, especially due to all the murmuring, shouting, and bellowing that goes on.



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