What I read this year

Here’s what I read this year, alphabetized by last name:

  • Genesis, translated by Robert Alter
  • Exodus, translated by Robert Alter
  • Leviticus, translated by Robert Alter
  • Jonah, translated by Robert Alter
  • On Revolution by Hanna Arendt (third read)
  • Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism by Benedict Anderson (second read)
  • The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
  • The Great Influenza by John M. Barry
  • The Italian Renaissance by Kenneth R. Bartlett (lecture series)
  • Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight
  • The God We Never Knew by Marcus J. Borg
  • St. Thomas Aquinas by G. K. Chesterton
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes what We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer l. Eberhardt
  • Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison
  • Sovereignty: God, State, and Self by Jean Bethke Elshtain
  • Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
  • The Limits of History by Constantin Fasolt
  • The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner
  • Radical Prayer: Love in Action by Matthew Fox (lecture series) (second listen)
  • The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama
  • Life in a Medieval Village by Frances and Joseph Gies
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
  • Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism by Onur Ulas Ince
  • The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas by Peter Kreeft (lecture series)
  • The Platonic Tradition by Peter Kreeft
  • Change the Story: Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth by David C. Lorten
  • One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic: A History of the Church in the Middle Ages by Thomas F. Madden (lecture series)
  • The Principles of Representative Government by Bernard Manin
  • The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
  • The Wine-Dark Sea by Patrick O’Brian (fifth read)
  • The Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O’Brian (fifth read)
  • The Thirteen-Gun Salute by Patrick O’Brian (fifth read)
  • The Letter of Marque by Patrick O’Brian (fifth read)
  • The Far Side of the World by Patrick O’Brian (fifth read)
  • How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell (two reads)
  • The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic by Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker
  • Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times by David S. Reynolds
  • God and the World of Signs: Trinity, Evolution, and the Metaphysical Semiotics of C.S. Pierce by Andrew Robinson
  • Traces of the Trinity: Signs, Sacraments, and Sharing God’s Life by Andrew Robinson
  • An Introduction to Greek Philosophy by David Roochnik (lecture series)
  • College (Un)Bound by Jeffrey J. Selingo
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare (fourth and fifth reads)
  • A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit
  • Recollections of My Nonexistence by Rebecca Solnit
  • Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson
  • Phenomenology: The Basics by Dan Zahavi
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By Peter

After stints as a trial lawyer and a church worker, Peter Stephens has settled in as a Virginia high school English teacher. Peter has read several books and poems. He wrote none of the posts below filed under "Passages." Click the link at the end of each post to see it in the context of the author's original post.

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