This month I took in a mix of fiction and nonfiction, discovering some classics and rereading some of my old favorites while delving into topics from poetry to Christianity to psychology. The mythic currents that flow between are always of interest to me. And as current events become more and more dire, I need to find some meaning in all the hellish events that are confronting us. The underworld is rising up, but it helps me to remember there are guides who have been through this phenomenon and can help us to navigate it.
What’s giving your life meaning this month?
- Frances Hodgson Burnett is well known for her children’s books, but The Shuttle, one of her adult novels, is also worth a read.
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison is an essential text in light of today’s racial tensions, and what they reveal about our human struggle.
Other Books Read
- A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry by Gregory Orr
- The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer – reread
- He, She and We by Robert A.. Johnson
- Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis – Reread
- The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald – Reread
- Sources of Christianity by Bastiaan Baan, Christine Gruwez, and John Van Schaik
- Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones – Reread
- Living Your Unlived Life by Robert A. Johnson and Jerry M. Ruhl
- Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Review to come
- The Kingdom Within by John A. Sanford
Other Features and Events
- I reviewed my classic reading progress in Classics Club Year Four.
- I also participated in the Classics Club meme, featuring Jean from Howling Frog Books.
- I asked How do you get rid of books?