2013 Reading List


Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games (NY: Scholastics Press, 2008), pp. 374.

Joseph Boyden, Three Day Road (NY:  Penguin Books, 2006), pp. 351.

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas (NY:  Random House, 2004), pp. 509.

Jonathan M. Katz, The Big Truck That Went By:  How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster (NY:  Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), pp. 282.

Roy D. Phillips, Transforming Liberal Congregations for the New Millennium (St. Paul:  Unity Church–Unitarian, 1996), pp. 76.

James Ishmael Ford, If You’re Lucky, Your Heart Will Break (Somerville, MA:  Wisdom Publications, 2012), pp. 175.

Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken (NY:  Random House, 2010), pp. 398.

Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet), Candide (NY:  Bantam Books, 1959), pp. 120.



Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces (NY: Pantheon Books, 1949), pp. 337.

Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God (NY:  Dutton, 2008), pp. 133.

Karen Russell, Swamplandia!  (NY:  Vintage Books, 2011), pp. 397.

Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued:  Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions (Grand Rapids, MI:  Zondervan, 2012), pp. 191.

Edwin H. Friedman, Generation to Generation:  Family Process in Church and Synagogue (NY:  Guilford Press, 1985), pp. 309.

Louise Glück, The Wild Iris (NY:  HarperCollins, 1992), pp. 63.

Keith Lowe, Savage Continent (NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2012), pp. 378.

Harold S. Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People (NY:  Avon Books, 1981), pp. 148.

Mary C. Lindberg, The Graceful Exit (Herndon, VA:  The Alban Institute, 2013), pp. 117.

Lesley Hazelton, The First Muslim:  The Story of Muhammad (NY:  Riverhead Books, 2013), pp.  296.

Lillian Daniel, When “Spiritual but Not Religious” is Not Enough (NY:  Jericho Books, 2013), pp. 215



George Orwell, 1984 (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1949), pp. 245.

Toni Morrison, Beloved (NY: Random House Inc., 1987), pp. 324.

Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno, E.E. Cummings:  A Biography (Naperville, IL:  Sourcebooks, Inc., 2004), pp. 543.

Tea Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife (NY:  Random House, 2011), pp. 338.

Peter Steinke, Healthy Congregations (Herndon, VA:  The Alban Institute, 1996), pp. 108.

Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements (San Rafael, CA:  Amber-Allen Publishing, 1997), pp. 138.

MacKinlay Kantor, Andersonville (NY:  HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 1955), pp. 760.

Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall (NY:  Henry Holt and Company, 2009), pp. 532.

Hilary Mantel, Bring Up the Bodies (NY:  Henry Holt and Company, 2012), pp. 407.

Mohsin Hamid, How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (NY:  Riverhead Books, 2013), pp. 228.

Michael Lewis, The Big Short (NY:  W.W. Norton & Company, 2010), pp. 264.

E.E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings, 100 Selected Poems (NY:  Grove Press, 1959), pp. 120.



John J. Collins, The Dead Sea Scrolls:  A Biography (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013), pp. 242.

Robert Kolker, Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery (NY:  HarperCollins Publishers, 2013), pp. 384.

Carl Hiaasen, Bad Monkey (NY:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2013), pp. 317.

Charles Glass, The Deserters (NY:  The Penguin Press, 2013), pp. 314.

Max Ehrmann, The Desiderata of Happiness (NY:  Crown Publishers, Inc., 1948), pp. 63.

Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (NY:  Harcourt, Inc., 2007), pp. 184.

Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood (translators), Bhagavad Gita (NY:  Barnes & Noble Books, 1995), pp. 114.

Juan Mascaro (translator), Bhagavad Gita (Harmondsworth, England:  Penguin Books Ltd., 1962), pp. 122.

Alzina Stone Dale, T.S. Eliot:  The Philosopher Poet (Wheaton, IL:  Harold Shaw Publishers, 1988), pp. 199.

T.S. Eliot, The Complete Poems and Plays 1909-1950 (NY:  Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1952), pp. 388.

George MacDonald Fraser, Royal Flash (NY: Knopf, 1970), pp. 248.

Anthony Hope, The Prisoner of Zenda (Mahwah, NJ: Watermill Press, 1986), pp. 198.

George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman at the Charge (NY: Knopf, 1973), pp. 288.

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (London:  Penguin Books, 1964), pp. 188.

Jacqui James and Mark Morrison-Reed, Voices from the Margins (Boston:  Skinner House Books, 2012), pp. 108.

Richard Rohr, Falling Upward:  A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life (San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass, 2011), pp. 167.

Oliver Pötzsch, The Hangman’s Daughter (Las Vegas, NV:  Amazon Content Services, 2010), pp. 431.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (NY:  Random House, 1984