Best Books: 2011-2015

5* Books Read in 2011-2015

2011
Fiction
  • Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
  • Jessica Durlacher, Emoticon
  • Anne Tyler, Breathing Lessons
  • Leon de Winter, Das Recht auf Rückkehr
Non-Fiction
  • Paul Brand and Philip Yancey, In His Image
  • Stanley Hauerwas, Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir
  • Michael Mayne, The Enduring Melody
  • Henri J. M. Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
  • Eugene H. Peterson, Reversed Thunder: The Revelation of John and the Praying Imagination
  • Dave Tomlinson, The Post-Evangelical
  • Dave Tomlinson, Re-enchanting Christianity: Faith in an Emerging Culture
  • Walter Wink, The Bible in Human Transformation
  • Suzanne Zuercher, Enneagram Spirituality
2012
Fiction
  • A. S. Byatt, The Children’s Book
  • Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
  • Jo Nesbø, Phantom
  • Robert Schneider, Schlafes Bruder
  • Patrick Süskind, Das Parfum: Die Geschichte eines Mörders
  • Anne Tyler, Ladder of Years
Poetry
  • Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
  • Anne Carson, Nox
  • Anne Carson, Plainwater: Essays and Poetry
Non-Fiction
  • David G. Benner, Spirituality and the Awakening Self: The Sacred Journey of Transformation
  • Anne Carson, Eros the Bittersweet
  • Sam Keen, The Passionate Life: Stages of Loving
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love
  • Alexander Kissler and Carsten S. Leimbach, Alles über Patrick Süskinds Das Parfum
  • Michael Mayne, A Year Lost and Found
  • James B. Nelson, Embodiment: An Approach to Sexuality and Christian Theology
  • John O’Donohue, Anam Cara
  • John O’Donohue, Beauty: The Invisible Embrace
  • Octavio Paz, The Double Flame: Love and Eroticism
  • Sandra M. Schneiders, The Revelatory Text: Interpreting the New Testament as Sacred Scripture
  • Rowan Williams, Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert
  • Walter Wink, Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way
2013
Fiction
Poetry/Plays
Non-Fiction
2014
Fiction
  • Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam
  • Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake
  • Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood
  • Andrea Camilleri, Angelica’s Smile
  • Katie Green, Lighter than My Shadow
  • Hannah Kent, Burial Rites
  • Pascal Mercier, Lea: Novelle
  • John Williams, Stoner
Poetry
  • Inger Christensen, Alphabet
  • Julia Esquivel, Threatened with Resurrection/Amenazado de Resurrección
  • Hafiz, I Heard God Laughing: Poems of Hope and Joy. Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky
  • Hafiz, The Subject Tonight Is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz
  • SAID, Psalmen
Non-Fiction
  • Richard Beck, Unclean: Meditations on Purity, Hospitality, and Mortality
  • Walter Brueggemann, Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church
  • Walter Brueggemann, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now
  • Antonio González Fernández, God’s Reign and the End of Empires
  • Sam Keen, To a Dancing God: Notes of a Spiritual Traveler
  • Martin Laird, Into the Silent Land: The Practice of Contemplation
  • Sara Miles, Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion
  • Rina Risitano, The Folly of God: The Journey of the Cross. A Path to Light. The Art and Inspiration of Sieger Köder
  • Richard Rohr, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self
  • Nigel Slater, The Kitchen Diaries II
  • Dorothee Sölle, Mystik und Widerstand: ‘Du stilles Geschrei’
  • Eckhart Tolle and Patrick McDonnell, Guardians of Being
  • Desmond Tutu, God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time
2015
Fiction
  • Margaret Atwood, The Heart Goes Last
  • Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales
  • Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist
  • Andrea Camilleri, Blade of Light
  • Andrea Camilleri, Game of Mirrors
  • Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries
  • Françoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse and A Certain Smile
  • Bernhard Schlink, Die Frau auf der Treppe
Poetry
  • Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey
  • Hollie McNish, Cherry Pie
  • Hollie McNish, Papers
  • Warsan Shire, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
Non-Fiction
  • Rubem A. Alves, The Poet, the Warrior, the Prophet
  • Leonardo Boff, Francis of Assisi: A Model for Human Liberation
  • John Dear, Thomas Merton, Peacemaker: Meditations on Merton, Peacemaking, and the Spiritual Life
  • Gustavo Gutiérrez, On Job: God-Talk and the Suffering of the Innocent
  • Jonathan Jones, The Loves of the Artists: Art and Passion in the Renaissance
  • Helen Macdonald, H Is for Hawk
  • Sara Maitland, A Book of Silence
  • John O’Donohue, Benedictus: A Book of Blessings
  • Parker J. Palmer, The Promise of Paradox: A Celebration of Contradictions in the Christian Life
  • Lucien Richard, Living the Hospitality of God
  • Peter Rollins, How (Not) to Speak of God
  • Nigel Slater, A Year of Good Eating: The Kitchen Diaries III

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