Best Books: 2016-2020

5* Books Read in 2016-2020

  • Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach
  • Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun
  • Robert Seethaler, Der Trafikant
  • Robert Seethaler, Die weiteren Aussichten
  • Martin Suter, Montecristo
  • J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, vol. 1)
  • J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, vol. 2)
  • J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, vol. 3)
  • Rumi, Rumi’s Little Book of Life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit
  • Kate Tempest, Let Them Eat Chaos
  • Nayyirah Waheed, salt.
  • Karen Armstrong, The Spiral Staircase
  • Yitzhak Berger, Jonah in the Shadows of Eden
  • Mary Charles-Murray, Art and Prayer
  • Joan D. Chittister, The Rule of Benedict: Insights for the Ages
  • Daniel Coleman, In Bed with the Word: Reading, Spirituality, and Cultural Politics
  • Bob Ekblad, Reading the Bible with the Damned
  • Anselm Grün, Schönheit: Eine neue Spiritualität der Lebensfreude
  • Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen and Nawara Mahfoud (eds), Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline
  • Thich Nhat Hanh, Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise
  • Keith James, Mission-shaped Hermit: Thomas Merton, Mission and Spirituality
  • Yasmin Khan, The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen
  • Emma Jane Kirby, The Optician of Lampedusa
  • Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander
  • Thomas Merton, Thomas Merton: A Life in Letters. The Essential Collection
  • Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
  • Lucy Popescu (ed.), A Country of Refuge: An Anthology of Writing on Asylum Seekers
  • Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations
  • Martin Schleske, Der Klang: Vom unerhörten Sinn des Lebens
  • Samuel Wells, A Nazareth Manifesto: Being with God
  • John Howard Yoder, The Politics of Jesus: Vicit Agnus Noster
  • Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams
  • Jessie Burton, The Muse
  • Andrea Camilleri, A Nest of Vipers
  • Sarah Dunant, The Birth of Venus
  • Max Frisch, Homo Faber: Ein Bericht
  • Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
  • Herta Müller, Herztier
  • Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
  • Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart
  • Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers
  • Joani Blank, Femalia
  • Lucian Freud, Lucian Freud: 1996-2005
  • Flaminio Gualdoni, Female Nude
  • Nick Karras, Petals
  • Christopher Lloyd, Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels
  • Jennifer M. McBride: Radical Discipleship: A Liturgical Politics of the Gospel
  • Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
  • Nigel Slater, Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food
  • Samuel Wells, Hanging by a Thread: The Questions of the Cross
  • Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
  • Omar Khaled Ahmad et al., Shatila Stories
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Pyramid of Mud
  • Andrew Cowan, Pig
  • Jess Jochimsen, Abschlussball
  • Bodo Kirchhoff, Widerfahrnis: Eine Novelle
  • Mariana Leky, Was man von hier aus sehen kann
  • Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Das Kind von Noah
  • Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Nachtfeuer: Was ich in der Wüste erlebte
  • Ferdinand von Schirach, Der Fall Collini
  • Ferdinand von Schirach, Tabu
  • Sarah Bachelard, Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis
  • John Berger, Ways of Seeing
  • Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker, Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us
  • Walter Brueggemann, Subversive Obedience: Truth-Telling and the Art of Preaching
  • Paul Elie, The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage
  • E. H. Gombrich, The Story of Art
  • Janet Hodgson, Mission from Below: Growing a Kingdom Community
  • The Holy Bible: English Standard Version
  • Thomas Merton, Learning to Love: Exploring Solitude and Freedom
  • Thomas Merton, Where Prayer Flourishes
  • John Moses, The Art of Thomas Merton: A Divine Passion in Word and Vision
  • John O’Donohue, Echoes of Memory
  • Christopher Pramuk, At Play in Creation: Merton’s Awakening to the Feminine Divine
  • Margaret Atwood, The Testaments
  • Bertolt Brecht, Der gute Mensch von Sezuan
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Overnight Kidnapper
  • Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Der gute Mensch von Sezuan
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Der Verdacht
  • Ian McEwan, The Cockroach
  • Sally Rooney, Normal People
  • Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
  • Elif Shafak, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
  • Anna Sun, Dreamers of the Absolute: A Book of Hours
  • Anne Carson, Nay Rather
  • Anne Carson (trans.), Euripides, Bakkhai
  • Anne Carson (trans.), Euripides, Iphigenia among the Taurians
  • Sarah Bachelard, Resurrection and Moral Imagination
  • David Benjamin Blower, Sympathy for Jonah: Reflections on Humiliation, Terror and the Politics of Enemy-Love
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Widerstand und Ergebung: Briefe und Aufzeichnungen aus der Haft
  • Douglas E. Christie, The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology
  • Dorothee d’Aprile, Barbara Bauer, Katharina Döbler, Niels Kadritzke (eds), Grenzgebiete: Mauern, Schmuggel, Reisefreiheit
  • Georgi Gospodinov, The Story Smuggler
  • Etty Hillesum, Essential Writings
  • Luce Irigaray, Sharing the World
  • Shahram Khosravi, ‘Illegal Traveller’: An Auto-Ethnography of Borders
  • Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma
  • Christopher Pramuk, Hope Sings, So Beautiful: Graced Encounters across the Color Line
  • Richard Rohr, Essential Teachings on Love
  • Nigel Slater, The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, Stories and 100 Essential Recipes for Midwinter
  • Patrick Woodhouse, Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Shape of Water
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Sicilian Method
  • Andrea Camilleri, The Terracotta Dog
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Der Besuch der alten Dame: Eine tragische Komödie
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Herkules und der Stall des Augias. Der Prozeß um des Esels Schatten: Griechische Stücke
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Romulus der Große: Eine ungeschichtliche historische Komödie in vier Akten
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Das Versprechen: Requiem auf den Kriminalroman. Aufenthalt in einer kleinen Stadt: Fragment
  • Lucy Ellmann, Ducks, Newburyport
  • Max Frisch, Andorra: Stück in zwölf Bildern
  • Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  • Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends
  • Rupi Kaur, Home Body
  • Peter Boxall, 1001 Books You Must Read before You Die
  • René Girard, The Scapegoat
  • Emmanuel Katongole, Born from Lament: The Theology and Politics of Hope in Africa
  • Robert J. Myles, The Homeless Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew
  • Kathleen M. O’Connor, Lamentations and the Tears of the World
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