It’s been a while since I did Top Ten Tuesday, now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. But seeing others’ posts about their top reading of the first half of the year made me want to join in. Here are my picks:
- The Sixth Extinction explored our environmental disaster-in-process, scary but strangely heartening in that it reminded me of our human power for good as well as evil.
- The Art of Waging Peace gave some useful tools for activating the good part.
- The Ghost of Thomas Kempe was a beautifully written, deceptively simple child’s-eye meditation on time, memory, loss, and growing up.
- Journey to the River Sea was another lovely children’s book, an adventure story set in the Amazon region.
- The Maze at Windermere was a brilliant time-switching novel from one of my favorite college professors.
- City of Gold took Old Testament stories and brought them to life by vividly imagining their narrators and time periods.
- Animals in Translation gave fascinating insights into the brains of animals and humans, from the viewpoint of an autistic person.
- The Shuttle was a fun romantic tale with an empowering message.
- Invisible Man presented a powerful picture of racial injustice, brought to mythical proportions.
- The Kingdom Within brought together a survey of Jesus’s teachings on “the kingdom” with the insights of depth psychology.
What have you loved so far this year?