These are the books I've read cover-to-cover so far this year. I'd love to discuss them if you've read them too, so feel free to drop me an email. I'm always open to suggestions too! 

  • Beyond God the Father // Mary Daly

  • The Hate U Give // Angie Thomas

  • Anamnesis as Dangerous Memory // Bruce Morrill

  • Pure Lust // Mary Daly

  • The Sun is Also a Star // Nicola Yoon

  • Encountering Christ in the Eucharist // Bruce Morrill

  • Sister Outsider // Audre Lorde

  • A Burst of Light // Audre Lorde

  • Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker // ed. Julie Enszer

  • The Parable of the Sower // Octavia Butler

  • The Parable of the Talents // Octavia Butler

  • Kindred // Octavia Butler

  • The Body Keeps the Score // Bessel van der Kolk

  • Dawn // Octavia Butler

  • Adulthood Rites // Octavia Butler

  • Imago // Octavia Butler

  • Slaughterhouse V // Kurt Vonnegut

2017 books:

  • Sexuality & the Black Church // Kelly Brown Douglas

  • The Courage to Be Queer // Jeff Hood

  • Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World // Anne Fausto-Sterling

  • From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ // Patrick Cheng

  • How to Survive a Plague // David France

  • Theology & Joy // Jurgen Moltman

  • Lust // Simon Blackburn

  • Pride // Michael Eric Dyson

  • Greed // Phyllis Tickle

  • Gluttony // Francine Prose

  • Sloth // Wendy Wasserstein

  • Envy // Joseph Epstein

  • Anger // Robert Thurman

  • Honoring the Body // Stephanie Paulsell

  • Sing, Unburied, Sing // Jesmyn Ward

  • The Dancing Wu Li Masters // Gary Zukav

2016 books:

  • Digital Paper // Andrew Abbot

  • Confessions // Augustine

  • Rahel Varnhagen // Hannah Arendt

  • Maus // Art Spiegelman

  • W, or the Memory of Childhood // George Perec

  • Fragments // Binjamin Wilkomirski

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings // Maya Angelou

  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X // Malcolm X & Alex Haley

  • Choosing my Religion // Stephen Dubner

  • On Communitarian Divinity // A. Okechukwu Ogbonnaya

  • Beyond Monotheism // Laurel Schneider

  • Poetics of the Flesh // Mayra Rivera

  • Cloud of the Impossible // Catherine Keller

  • Fingersmith // Sarah Waters

  • Rubyfruit Jungle // Rita Mae Brown

  • I, Rigoberta Menchú // Rigoberta Menchú

  • Earthy Mysticism // Tex Sample

  • Facing the Music // Jennifer Knapp

  • Brother West // Cornel West & David Ritz

  • The Night Circus // Erin Morgenstern

2015 books:

  • This is How You Lose Her // Juno Díaz

  • Wally the Skeptic // Karl Gutzkow

  • The Birth of Tragedy // Friedrich Nietzsche

  • On the Genealogy of Morals // Friedrich Nietzsche

  • Totem & Taboo // Sigmund Freud

  • Moses & Monotheism // Sigmund Freud

  • Wise Blood // Flannery O'Connor

  • Insurrection // Peter Rollins

  • Gilead // Marilynne Robinson

  • Human Sexuality // Dan Boone

  • Wolf in White Van // John Darnielle

  • Theology of Luck // Rob A. Fringer & Jeff K. Lane

  • The Anthropology of Performance // Victor Turner

  • Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice // Catherine Bell

  • Ritual and its Consequences // Adam Seligman, et al.

  • Ritual in its Own Right // ed. Don Hanelman & Galina Lindquist

  • Being as Communion // John Zizioulas

  • Go Set a Watchman // Harper Lee

2014 books:

  • On Liturgical Theology // Aidan Kavanaugh

  • Dynamics of Faith // Paul Tillich

  • On the Name // Jacques Derrida, ed. Thomas Dutoit ("Passions," "Sauf le nom," and "Khora")

  • Love's Work // Gillian Rose

  • Archive Fever // Jacques Derrida

  • Solar Barque // Anaïs Nin

  • Holy Things // Gordon Lathrop

  • The Non-Library // Trevor Owen Jones

  • The Story of Libraries // Fred Lerner

  • Our Enduring Values // Michael Gorman

  • Pigeon Feathers & Other Short Stories // John Updike

  • Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore // Robin Sloan

  • Cloud of the Impossible // Catherine Keller

2013 books:

  • Moonwalking with Einstein // Joshua Foer

  • The Idolatry of God // Peter Rollins

  • A People's History of Christianity // Diana Butler Bass

  • Word, Water, Wine and Bread // Will Willimon

  • Take This Bread // Sara Miles

  • On Religion // John Caputo

  • Clare of Assisi: The Letters to Agnes // Joan Mueller

  • Food & Faith // Norman Wirzba

  • Capitalism and Religion // Philip Goodchild

  • Living the Death of God // Thomas JJ Altizer

  • e-religion // Anastasia Karaflogka

  • Telling the Truth // Frederick Buechner

  • Christian Sacraments in a Postmodern World // Kenan Osborne

  • The Church & the Sacraments // Karl Rahner

  • Symbol & Sacrament // Louis-Marie Chauvet

  • Derrida & Theology // Steven Shakespeare

  • Insister of Jacques Derrida // Hélène Cixous

  • The Eucharist's Biographer // Albert Walsh

 

2012 books:

  • She Who Is // Elizabeth Johnson

  • Wildwood // Colin Meloy

  • The Hunger Games // Suzanne Collins

  • Catching Fire // Suzanne Collins

  • Mockingjay // Suzanne Collins

  • American Fascists // Christ Hedges

  • The Joy Luck Club // Amy Tan

  • Everything is Miscellaneous // David Weinberger

  • The Purity Myth // Jessica Valenti

  • The Unlikely Disciple // Kevin Roose

  • Wonder // RJ Palacio

  • The Fault in Our Stars // John Green

  • White Like Me // Tim Wise

  • That Holy Anarchist // Mark Van Steenwyk

  • Resident Aliens // Stanley Hauerwas & Will Willimon

  • Living on Hope While Living in Babylon // Tripp York

  • Power and Struggle // Gene Sharp

  • Anarchy and Christianity // Jacques Ellul

  • Electing Not to Vote // ed. Ted Lewis

  • Mrs. Dalloway // Virginia Woolf

  • A Year of Biblical Womanhood // Rachel Held Evans


2011 books:

  • Flesh of the Church, Flesh of Christ // J.M.R. Tillard

  • The Crucified God // Jürgen Moltmann

  • God for Us // Catherine Mowry LaCugna

  • Super, Natural Christians // Sallie McFague

  • With Burning Hearts // Henri Nouwen

  • Face of the Deep // Catherine Keller

  • Paul Among the Postliberals // Douglas Harink

  • Does God Suffer? // Thomas Weinandy

  • God & the Art of Happiness // Ellen Charry

  • Travels with Charley // John Steinbeck

  • Catcher in the Rye // JD Salinger

  • Violence // Slavoj Žižek

  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog // Muriel Barbery

  • The Pearl // John Steinbeck