Summer reading list

I wasn't going to make a reading list for the summer, but I changed my mind. I wanted to make 2010 my year of reading Flannery O'Connor and I have only read one (yes, ONE) short story and a very little bit of her biography. Summer is the time to make some progress on that plan.

I've also been reading blogs with the idea of adding in some new authors and new titles. It's going to be a great reading summer.

The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor by Brad Gooch

The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
HT: Someone. Do you know who you are? I would love to thank you.

Island of the World by Michael D. O'Brien
HT: Janie and Carol

Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
HT: Allison

Ancestral Shadows: An Anthology of Ghostly Tales by Russell Kirk
HT: Vigen Guroian in this book:

Rallying the Really Human Things
HT: My dear husband, who managed to read this book from start to finish on our get away, and Wes Callihan who found this book in a strange place at our house, and had deliver it to his front door before he arrived home. (Note to Self: Do Not Ever Get the iPhone app. Danger Danger!!!!)

Beauty in Photography by Robert Adams
HT: Juliet

Chef (A Novel) by Jaspreet Singh

The Doctor Stories by William Carlos Williams

Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions/Death's Duel by John Donne
HT: Wit (the movie) and Carol

Bamboo People
HT: Books and Culture, MFS


Anonymous said…
I'd love to know how you like the Michael O'Brian novel. I enjoyed "Father Elijah" and I'm not normally attracted to apocalyptic books/movies. I did try "Stranger and Sojourners" but didn't like that one as much.
Mrs. Henchy said…
I wrote my senior thesis on Flannery O'Connor. I love that you are reading her and wish more people knew about her! I suggest adding Mystery and Manners to your already healthy sized list of books. It offers great insights into her process as a writer and her life as a Christian.
Di said…
Deb - I am about fifteen pages into it, so I will let you know soon.

Mrs. Henchy - I'd love to hear the gist of your thesis, and I am excited to get a hold of Mystery and Manners. Sounds great. Thanks for commenting.

Cindy Marsch said…
I think you'll enjoy Flannery and Russell together! They have a lot in common, I think . . .
Janie said…
Ooooh, so you've picked up Island? Watch out, sister, life is about the change for you! Let me know what you think after you get into it.

Quotidian Life said…
Looks like you have some great reading lined up, Diane. I'd loved to spend the some time reading more of Flannery O'Connor's works--and more about her. I just read a handful of her short stories. I've gotten a slow start on my reading this summer. I'm readng Gilead by Marilynne Robinson; another author I'd like to read more off. Rallying the Really Human Things is great, too, but I suspect you already know that.
tonia said…
holy cow that looks like a good always have the best lists, di. and i love being able to comment here! i know i'm always the last to notice, but it's great.

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