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! 

 

  • 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

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