1. And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
2. Atticus, by Ron Hansen (from a reading list)
3. Power and the Glory, by Grahame Greene (from a reading list)
4. Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger (from a reading list)
5. The Man Who Was Thursday, by G.K Chesterton (from a reading list)
I have read it before and I hope that I have the chance to study this novel in a class. It would make for a good class discussion.
6. A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, by Ron Hansen
A really intense novel and based off the historical events of the murder of Albert Snyder by his wife, Ruth Brown Snyder and Judd Gray (Ruth’s lover). Tons of references to the Biblical Story of Cain and Abel.
7. Hitler’s Niece, by Ron Hansen
The most disturbing book that I have read in a while. I don’t recommend this at all- dry and boring. I wanted to keep reading it even though it was really boring. I wanted to finish it.
8. Love in Ruins, by Walker Percy (from a reading list)
9. Grendel, by John Gardner (I see this every time I go to Barnes and Noble)
Re-telling of Beowulf from the perspective of Grendel.
10. Exiles, by Ron Hansen
You will see this list again at the end of the summer when I post how many pages I have read and the finished list at the end of the summer.
Right now, I am really into Ron Hansen. He is a Catholic writer, who places religious themes throughout his books and writes a ton of historical fiction. Some of it is strange but he tackles topics that people would not normal discuss.
Books that I am currently reading:
The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy