Friday, June 11, 2010

My Summer Reading List

So, I have a lot of free time this June (and I mean a lot) and in order to prevent myself from becoming a total Law & Order SVU junkie, I have a long list of books that I'm planning to read before I head off to go overseas.

A special thanks to all of you who commented on my Facebook status to help me out :)

Here they are in no specific order:

I actually already finished this one. It's an excellent book and in my opinion everyone should read it. While it is a great book, it's also hard to read. It was very convicting for me about my way of thinking and how I live. This is specifically written for Americans and how our culture and the idea of the "American Dream" has deceived and distracted us. Again, I highly recommend it.

Sharing your Faith with a Buddhist

I am reading this one right now. It's very informative on what Buddhism is, what they believe and the rituals and traditions they practice and I'm sure what I learn will come in handy this next year when it comes to relating to people and knowing where they are coming from.

C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy

Thanks to SEB and Jonathan for recommending this one to me. I actually already owned this set and it has been at my parents' house, but I have never read it. I love C.S. Lewis and am looking forward to it :)

A Traveler's History of China

Pretty self-explanatory I'm sure. I thought it would be good to brush up on my Chinese history. This book should also prove helpful for this next year.

Crazy Love
I am excited about starting this one. I've heard nothing but good things.

The Pillars of the Earth
I remember seeing this book a lot when I worked at B&N. It's supposed to be really good. I've already read the first few chapters and it seems interesting so far. It's kind of a historical fiction, so if you're into that stuff you should look into it.

The Normal Christian Life
A man in one of the Sunday School classes Julie and I spoke with sent us each a copy. Watchman Nee is a well known Christian who was imprisoned and died during his imprisonment. I don't know much about the book or him but I'm looking forward to reading it.

So that's all I've got planned. Depending on how long it takes me to get through all these I may add some more. I'll keep you posted. Also if you have any recommendations let me know!

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, adding Traveler's History of China to my reading list!