Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Four by Four

This post is probably de trop. However, I think it will function as a helpful reminder and challenge for myself, and maybe like an early fall books missive, so here goes:

Sci-fi books I hope to read by the end of the year, that I already own:

1. The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi
2. Zero History, by William Gibson
3. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, by Francis Chu
4. Kraken, by China Mieville

Works of theology or church history that are very thick but I intend to tackle anyway:

1. Eccentric Existence: A Theological Anthropology, by David Kelsey
2. Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, by Diarmaid McCulloch
3. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxas
4. On Being a Disciple of the Crucified Nazarene, by Ernst Käsemann

Literary fiction that my spouse has inspired me to read:

1. Freedom, by David Franzen
2. The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachmann
3. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob Dezoet, by David Mitchell
4. Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese

Albums of 2010 that have amazed me enough that they'll be in the top ten at year end:

1. High Violet, by The National
2. Treats, by Sleigh Bells
3. Irm, by Charlotte Gainsbourg
4. Here Lies Love, by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim

1 comment:

  1. I would love to read more literary fiction recommendations from your spouse. Especially if she likes things that are not tragic.