Summer Reading List: Contemplation & Enchantment

this list is probably slightly overambitious given my schedule over the next two months. but i’m gonna try. i’ve been piling up books i’ve ordered from paperbackswap that i knew someday i would get to. as i pondered what it is i hope to glean from the things i read over the next few months, i decided i have a deep need for contemplative writing (shocker) and a deep need for some imaginative, youthful fiction. i’m not sure what (if anything) will come of this odd pairing of genres. but i’m excited none the less.

here’s the list:


1—wisdom distilled from the daily by joan chittister
2—the cloister walk by kathleen norris
3—dakota by kathleen norris
4—the view from the monastery by brother benet tvedten
5—new seeds of contemplation by thomas merton

6—peter pan by j.m. barrie
7—the adventures of huckleberry finn by mark twain
8—a wrinkle in time by madeleine l’engle
9—gathering blue by lois lowry (book two in the giver trilogy)
10—messenger by lois lowry (book three in the giver trilogy)