Here’s what I’d like to read this summer. I say “like” because I don’t want to be legalistic about it. And, let’s face it, the list will change by the time school’s over in June.
- The New Testament and the People of God by N.T. Wright
- The Moral Vision of the New Testament by Richard B. Hays
- The Catechism of the Catholic Church
- Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places by Eugene Peterson
- The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen
- The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
- Three by Flannery O’Connor by Flannery O’Connor (a collection of 3 of her books)
- Something by Salman Rushdie — either The Moor’s Last Sigh or Midnight’s Children
I can already see this list is unreasonable. The only realistic thing on the list is the Greene and the Nouwen. But I really do need and want to read the Wright and the Hays. And the Peterson. And the others.
Perhaps the more important question is, which book should I take with me to England in August? I’m thinking either Greene or O’Connor. But then it might be nice to read a British author on his or her own soil, so perhaps something by P.G. Wodehouse or perhaps Pride and Prejudice, which I haven’t read but am told is clever (the various film adaptations certainly are and the books are always better, aren’t they?). Or there’s Rushdie. He’s British isn’t he?
Dunno. Will mull.