The Kindle club is a social reading group that I’ve made up to justify why I’m reading teen literature. Of course, if you’re interested in joining, consider yourself family. But I make no promises that I won’t Skype you at odd times of the day or evening and want your opinion about which male character the undeserving female in the book should choose. Join at your own risk.
Our board of directors are keeping it legit and international doing a little Kindle globe-trotting… NZ, Aus, Seattle and Minnesota. We’d like to expand to the east coast if you’re there.
You’ll also find I read other (more important and socially acceptable) stuff. Pretty please, I’d love your book suggestions any time.
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currently reading through:
with my Kindle mates: ??? (next book being chosen)
I wrote this for you | can’t remember the name of the author
Poisonwood Bible | Also can’t remember the name of the author
The highly recommended: Half the Sky | Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Because I always need to have some Anne Lamott: Bird by Bird | Anne Lamott
By recommendation: Atlas Shrugged | Ayn Rand
So believe in Jeff’s work, excited for his book: You Are A Writer | Jeff Goins
The Antidote | Oliver Burkeman
Glad to be reading another published work of a friend: Suddenly a Spy | Heather Huffman
The Choice | Nicholas Sparks
Mother Letters | Seth and Amber Haines
The Unlikely Disciple | Kevin Roose
Because I’ve never read it: A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
By recommendation: Humilitas | John Dickson
Apparently the Ayn Rand classic: The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
Perhaps I’ll work my way through this list, which is like the Christmas morning of book lists: Books that shaped America
Because I’m obsessed with her writing: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened | Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess)
M4 by J.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Silver Linings Playbook | Matthew Quick
Safe Haven | Nicholas Sparks.
Edited: Disastrous Passion | J.
first book read with my Kindle mates: Domestic Violets | Matthew Norman — Norman’s first novel, I’d read a second if he comes out with one
The highly controversial: Love Wins | Rob Bell
Anthem | Ayn Rand — Fascinating!
Traveling Mercies | Anne Lamott — Good for the soul.
The Vow | Kim and Krickett Carpenter — Pass on the movie and go for the book if you must know this story.
Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins — Because I have a reading obsession with teen literature.
Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
Mocking Jay | Suzanne Collins
One Day | David Nicholls — Because there was nothing else at the bookstore.
Dressed To Kill | Charlotte Madison — Because I got it for $5. Actually turned out to be really interesting.
Fifty Shades of Grey | E.L. James — I have no excuse for reading the Fifty trilogy in three days… and even less of an excuse for suggesting it to everyone I know.
Fifty Shades Darker | E.L. James
Fifty Shades Freed | E.L. James
*Inspired this post: Fifty people forbidden from Fifty Shades of Grey
other recent reads:
Evolving in Monkey Town | Rachel Held Evans — The first book I finished in two years, that should tell you something about it.
Big Business | J. at Tales from the Hood — a blog post
Just So Stories: Stories We Tell About Africa (And Those We Don’t) |Fanzine — a paper
World Bank to Bloggers: Drop Dead | Aidwatch — an article
The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good | William Easterly — Truth: I’ve never actually finished this book in whole because it’s so dreadfully long and boring. But I know it’s popularity makes it still worth finishing… some day.
Thomas Sugrue’s Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit offers a broad range of facts, knowledge and thoughts concerning the link between racial discrimination and economic opportunity in Detroit following the years of World War II. Although it isn’t the typical genre I prefer to read (and the fact that I was assigned this book for a class, which makes this book even less likely to end up on my top 10 list), I found Sugrue’s thoughts intriguing enough to inspire this post: Economic Discrimination
Shane Claiborne, prominent activist and leader of the “radical” faith ideal, writes The Irresistible Revolution. a documentary of sorts following Shane’s faith experience from childhood to college to India. “…this book will comfort the disturbed, disturb the comfortable, and invite believers to change the world with Christ’s radical love.” // Basically, if you’re young and searching for a faith that sounds radically hip, Shane is your guy.
into the mud. christine jeske.
blue like jazz. donald miller.
peppermint filled pinatas. eric bryant.
mere christianity. cs lewis.
jesus for president. shane claiborne.
battlecry for a generation.
red moon rising.
searching for god knows what. donald miller.
the organic god. margaret feinberg.
the fear of the lord. john bevere.
the purpose driven life. rick warren.
on change and social justice:
everything must change. brian mclaren.
the great awakening. jim wallis.
the revolution, a field manual for changing your world. edited by heather zydek.
adventures in missing the point. brian mclaren and tony campolo.
the irresistible revolution. shane claiborne.
for the soul:
tuesdays with morrie. mitch albom.
the 5 people you’ll meet in heaven. mitch albom.
the barbarian way.
an unstoppable force.
rob bell (i always fancy his writing style, just not always his writings. still, there is much to learn from someone who has so much to say):
on urban change, development and planning:
the city in history. lewis mumford.
the death and life of great american cities. jane jacobs.
the city of quartz. mike davis.
origins of the urban crisis. thomas sugrue.
on community economics:
making a place for community.
on theories of politics and/or political violence:
the lesser evil. michael ignatieff.
on violence. hannah arendt.
political writings. john locke.
the politics. aristotle.