The Bookshelf 2022

Books I read:

  • When Women were Dragons, by Kelly Barnhill, fiction, finished July 9, 2022, my review
  • Field Guide to the Haunted Forest, by Jarod K. Anderson, poetry, finished July 16, 2022
  • Upstream, by Mary Oliver, selected essays, finished July 22, 2022
  • Sooley, John Grisham, fiction, finished July 29, 2022
  • The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century, translated by Thomas Merton, Shambhala Press, Boston, 2004, finished August 19, 2022
  • Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, Blair Braverman, HarperCollins Publisher Inc., New York, NY, 2016, memoir, finished August 26, 2022, my review
  • Rooted, by Lyanda Lynn Haupt, nonfiction, finished October 1, 2022, while there was no electricity after Tropical Storm Ian, some thoughts
  • A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin, HarperCollins, fiction, finished December 18, 2022, rather appropriately, I think (nearing Sunreturn and the Fallows). Her afterward is almost better than the book itself, I think.

Current Personal Spiritual Canon Content/Explorations* (alphabetical):

  • Bible (Christian)
  • Bible (Hebrew)
  • The Book of Certitude
  • (The Tibetan) Book of the Dead
  • Hidden Words
  • Book of Mormon
  • The Promulgation of Universal Peace
  • Qur’an
  • The Gathas of Zarathustra

*Some of these, I am more familiar with – others, this is my first time reading through them. I spend time with each of them on a recurring basis in the current year.