My reading list is BIG… REAL BIG. And it’s always growing. At times I make the mistake of going out and buying a book as a way of adding it to my list even if I’m not ready at that exact moment to read it. Bad idea. Because by the time I get around to reading the book, something else has been added to my list, and it’s jumped to the top. I have lists in my head, lists on my computer, lists in the form of purchased books on my shelf. However, probably the most thorough and consistent list I have kept is on Amazon. Thanks Amazon…because I don’t always buy those books from your website; it’s just a handy way to catalog the books I’d like to read. So I thought it’d be fun to revisit my reading wish list and see how it’s evolved (or how it hasn’t). Thus, I will share my five oldest added books and my five most recently added books, none of which I have already read. Some of them represent areas that I already know a lot about and want to know more; others represent areas both of ignorance and fascination.
Oldest… (all added in 2010)
- The Life and Love of Trees by Lewis Blackwell
- The Art of Tim Burton by Tim Burton et al.
- The Wisdom of Trees: Mysteries, Magic, and Medicine by Jane Gifford
- Tremendous Trifles by GK Chesterton
Saint Nicholas of Myra, Bari, and Manhattan: Biography of a Legend by Charles W. Jones
Newest… (all added in 2016)
- From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics by Louis Markos
- Fresh Takes on Teaching Literary Elements: How to Teach What Realy Matters About Character, Setting, Point of View, and Theme by Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith
- Teaching Literature by Elaine Showalter
- A Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People by Steven Ozment
- Questions of Life by Nicky Gumbel
So that does it! This has been an interesting experiment. Does anyone else want to share some of their list? Or add to mine with a good recommendation?