Beach Retreat 2013 Reading Stack

By May 5, 2013 culture 4 Comments

Beach Retreat 2013 Reading Stack

Oh book stack, how do I love thee!

Beach Retreat allows the time and space to read to my heart’s content. Such a treat! And because I want to read All The Books, I always pack way more than is reasonable for a seven-day stretch. I always hold out hope that I won’t leave one page unturned, one word unread.

Here are my potential reads for the week, from the bottom up:

We Are the New Radicals, Julia Moulden (nf)
Unfinished, Richard Stearns (nf)
Running for My Life, Lopez Lamong (nf)
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (f)
Daring Greatly, Brene Brown (nf)
Revolution in World Missions, K. P. Yohannan (nf)
The Dangers of a Shallow Faith, A. W. Tozer (nf)
All Roads Lead to Austen, Amy Elizabeth Smith (nf)
The Dead, James Joyce (f)
Tell Me a Story, Scott MacLellan (nf)
The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness, Timothy Keller (nf)
Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens (f)

And, of course, my Bible—I haven’t decided yet what I’m going to focus on in my morning time with the Lord, but I have a few spots I’d like to look at. I also plan to pick up my meditation on Romans 5 while I’m here, something I started last year and then set aside.

As is typical for me, I’m heavy on the nonfiction, but I love the variety I have this year. So very excited! And nothing beats the reading setting . . .


I’m about ¾ done with All Roads Lead to Austen, a great read about a lit professor who took a year to travel through South America to host reading groups on Jane Austen’s best-known books. It’s fascinating to hear how people in other cultures react to books that are so prized in our own.

What are you reading this week? I’d love to hear, just in case I need another book while I’m here . . .

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