Summer Reading Selections

This was posted on MissivesFromMarx, but I thought I’d add it to my own blog.

Here are the books I’ve started this summer. I am incredibly guilty of starting many selections and finishing few, but my girlfriend says that’s okay, since some books might not be worth finishing. The list moves from recent finds to stuff I started back in May:

– Lament For A Son, by Nicholas Wolterstorff – A friend of mine had her younger brother killed in a random accident, and I knew him, so I’ve been looking for some solace here and there.
– Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking, by D. Q. McInerny – I got this because of my new-found love for Vulcans. The book attempts to be akin to Strunk and White’s ‘Elements of Style’.
– The Need for Roots, by Simone Weil – I’m reading ahead for a class on her Political Theology that I’m taking this fall. Weil is an intriguing person for many reasons.
– Jesus and the Disinherited, by Howard Thurman – Re-reading this, since I may use it in my masters thesis.
– Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison – Because I’ve never read it. Shame on me, cause it’s good!
– White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity, by James W. Perkinson – A good approach to life for postcolonial whiteys like myself. I’m taking a class on Dismantling White Privilege this fall, and I recently (and happily) found that we’ll be reading it.
– Race, by Studs Terkel – There are some amazing interviews in this book…..

I also started the Cartoon History of the Universe, which is fun bedside reading.

From The Cartoon History of the Universe, by Larry Gonick

From The Cartoon History of the Universe, by Larry Gonick