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Reading So Far This Year

Here is the list of books, magazines, journals, I’ve read this year. I’m going to try to do this as a weekly thing. My goal is always 100 books, etc. a year.

  1. The Abolition of Man     C.S. Lewis
  2. The Tempest     Shakespeare
  3. NYRB LXII, 18
  4. Two Gentlemen of Verona,    Shakespeare
  5. The Hedgehog Review
  6. The Rosary,     Garry Wills
  7. NYRB LXII, 19
  8. To Show and To Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction     Phillip Lopate
  9. The Tugman’s Passage     Edward Hoagland
  10. The Ox-Herder and the Good Shepherd     Addison Hodges Hart
  11. If You Want to Write     Brenda Ueland
  12. The Broken Road     Patrick Leigh Fermor
  13. Graveyard Clay     O’Cadhain (Reviewed, University Bookman)
  14. Dead Man’s Float     Jim Harrison
  15. Tao Te Ching     Lao Tze (Mitchell trans.)
  16. NYRB LXII, 20
  17. The Wisdom of the Desert     Thomas Merton
  18. Four Huts: Asian Writings on the Simple Life     trans. Burton Watson
  19. Thomas Merton in Alaska     Thomas Merton
  20. The Ancient Minstrel     Jim Harrison
  21. Finding Them Gone: Visiting China’s Poets of the Past     Red Pine (Bill Porter)
  22. The Pocket Tibetan Buddhism Reader     ed. Reginald Ray
  23. Selected Verse     Lorca
  24. The Secular Journal of Thomas Merton     Merton
  25. Archy and Mehitabel     Don Marquis
  26. C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity: A Biography     George Marsden (Reviewed, University Bookman)
  27. Theogony, Works & Days     Hesiod
  28. Image & Imagination     CS Lewis
  29. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching     Hanh
  30. H is for Hawk     Helen Macdonald
  31. The Wisdom of Insecurity     Alan Watts
  32. Our Appointment with Life     Hanh
  33. The Old Man and the Sea     Hemingway
  34. Lucky Jim     Kingsley Amis
  35. “A Piece of Cake,” “Yesterday Was Beautiful,” “Nunc Dimittis,” stories by Roald Dahl
  36. The Anti-Egoist: Kingsley Amis, Man of Letters     Paul Fussell
  37. Politics of Being as the Politics of the Person     David Walsh (Reviewed, in America)
  38. Tao Teh Ching     trans. Wu
  39. The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life     Puett & Gross-Loh
  40. Confucius, Mencius, Laozii, Zhuangzi, Xienzi: Selected Passages     ed. Puett, short e-book
  41. Ending Up     Kingsley Amis
  42. John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion     Bruce Gordon (Reviewed, Washington Free Beacon)
  43. The Path     Puett & Gross-Loh
  44. A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland with The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides     Samuel Johnson and James Boswell (Everyman Edition)
  45. Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit     Steven Pressfield (e-book)
  46. It’s Dangerous to Believe     Mary Eberstadt (Reviewed, Washington Free Beacon)
  47. New & Selected Poems     Gregory Orr
  48. The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe     Elaine Showalter (Reviewed, Washington Free Beacon)
  49. The Supplicating Voice     Samuel Johnson (Vintage Spiritual Classics)
  50. Germaine de Stael: A Political Biography     Biancamaria Fontana (Reviewed, Washington Free Beacon)
  51. A Severe Mercy     Sheldon Vanauken
  52. The New Yorker August 1, 2016
  53. The Hudson Review, Spring 16
  54. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories     Hunter S. Thompson (Modern Library Edition)
  55. The Essential Goethe     ed. Matthew Bell
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