There are plenty of things to love about school. There are plenty of things to dislike about it also. One of my greatest frustrations is that I can not guide my own learning. I am too busy reading the things and writing the things that my professors think that I should that I don’t get to read the things and learn the things that I want to read.
So when breaks come around, You better believe I take full advantage and read as much as I can. Therefore, I have created a reading list for this upcoming break. This is also the order that I am going to read these books. Odds are I won’t get to all of them, but I am hoping to knock out the first couple. Here they are:
On Writing by Stephen King
I am still working through Donald Miller’s books for writers, and this is among them. Its been a good read so far.
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
This is a re-read for me. I was having a good talk with my friend Laura King the other day and I mentioned this book. I told her I wasn’t sure if it was actually a good book or if I read it at a good time. But I figure if I am still recommending it to people, then I had better find out. shouldn’t take very long to breeze through again, and I might re-learn a thing or two.
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Again, a re-read but, this book got be thinking about nature in new ways and encouraging me to get out and enjoy it from time to time. I think I need another push in that direction if I am living in Northwest Arkansas and have yet to visit many of the parks around here.
Those are the ones that I am sure to get through. My other hopes include:
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
A Christian Manifesto by Francis Schaeffer
The Qur’an: Text Translation and Commentary by Abdullah Yusuf Ali