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! 

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