Reading List

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.   —Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in The Tatler (English essay series) 18 March 171

December 2013:

C. Baxter Kruger: The Shack Revisited

Timothy Keller: The Meaning of Marriage

George Orwell: 1984

Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina

Fall 2013:

Brenda Dixon Gottschild: Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina

Sally Fitt: Dance Kinesiology

Tom Welsh: Conditioning for Dancers

Federico Garcia Lorca: Duende

Summer 2013:

John Crowder: Seven Spirits Burning

Mike Bickle: The Song of Songs 

Spring 2013:

Maximized Living Nutrition Plans

Alison Weir: A Dangerous Inheritance, A Novel of Tudor Rivals

January/February 2013:

Timothy Keller: The Reason for God

December 2012:

Margaret Mitchell: Rhett Butler’s People

W.M. Young: The Shack

C.S. Lewis: Surprised by Joy

Fall 2012:

Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

Timothy Keller: The Reason for God

Joyce Meyer: The Battlefield of the Mind

July/August 2012:

Francis Chan: Crazy Love

Sheldon Vanauken: A Severe Mercy

Tim and Beth Scott: Stand and Deliver

Frank Hammon: Pigs in the Parlor

May/June 2012 (finished school!):

Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms

Susan Scott Sutton: A Quiet Center

The Epic of Gilgamesh

William Washabaugh: Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spain (2012)

Spring 2012:

Elisabeth Elliot: Passion and Purity

Flannery O’Connor: Short Stories

Donald Miller: Blue Like Jazz

Shakespeare: Hamlet

Robin Hemley and Michael Martone: Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists, various short story writers

December 2011/January 2012:

G.W. Bernard: Ann Boleyn, Fatal Attractions

Rick Joyner: The Final Quest

John and Stacey Eldridge: Wild at Heart,  Journey of Desire

Fall 2011:

Janet Lynn Roseman: Dance Masters, Interviews with Legends of Dance

Changing Venezuela by Taking Power, the Policies of the Chavez Government by Gregory Wilpert

Born in Blood and Fire Latin American Voices and Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise history of Latin America by John Charles Chasteen

Malcolm McCormick: No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century

Summer 2011:

Jane Dolinger: The Adventurous Life of an American Travel Writer

Sheldon Vanauken: A Severe Mercy

Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre

Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

June 2011:

Ernest Hemingway: short stories

James Joyce: Dubliners

Anton Chekhov: short stories

Katherine Mansfield: short stories

Luis Jorge Borges: short stories

May 2011:

Mary Shelly: Frankenstein, or a Modern Prometheus

Charlotte Dacre: Zofloy

Spring 2011:

William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Henry IV, As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night

December 2010/January 2011:

Michael Pollan: In Defense of Food, A Carnivore’s Dilemma

Other books I’ve read and can recommend:

William Washabaugh: FlamencoPassion, Politics, and Popular Culture(1996); The Passion of Music and Dance:The Body, Gender, and Sexuality(1998)

Andree Grau and Stephanie Jordan : Europe Dancing: perspectives on theatre dance and cultural identity (2000)  

John and Stacey Eldridge: Captivating, Wild at Heart, Journey of Desire

Marion Roach: The Roots of Desire: the myth, meaning, and sexual power of red hair

C.S. Lewis: Mere Christianity, The Great Divorce

John Milton: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained

Maria de los Santos: Love Walked In, Belong to Me

Elizabeth Prentiss: More Love to Thee

Elisabeth Elliot: Stepping Heavenward

Gelsey Kirkland with Greg Lawrence: Dancing on My Grave

Melody Green: No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green

Leif Enger: Peace Like a River

All of Jane Austin’s novels!

Books I want to read:

Anne Germanacos: In the Time of the Girls

Charles F. Stanley: Overcoming the Enemy

Floyd McClung: Living on the Devil’s Doorstep


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