Saturday, January 3, 2015

Bookin' It in 2014

Although my latest adventure, writing for Out & About Nashville, took away from some of my personal reading time this past year, I did read the following 22 books in '14.  The titles in bold were particularly influential, inspiring or intriguing.
  1. A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel written by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson
  2. Howl: A Graphic Novel written by Allen Ginsberg and animated by Eric Drooker
  3. Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon 
  4. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey 
  5. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time by Rob Sheffield 
  6. Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
  7. Swan: Poems and Prose Poems by Mary Oliver 
  8. Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women by Maya Angelou 
  9. Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to Give Love, Create Beauty and Find Peace by Frank Schaeffer 
  10. The Liberation of Sophia by David Hayward 
  11. Facing the Music: My Story by Jennifer Knapp 
  12. Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores by Jen Campbell 
  13. Buddha's Little Instruction Book by Jack Kornfield
  14. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
  15. Awkward Moments Children's Bible, Vol. 1 by Horus Gilgamesh
  16. Awkward Moments Children's Bible, Vol. 2 by Horus Gilgamesh
  17. For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet's Journey by Richard Blanco
  18. The Art of Coming Out by David Hayward 
  19. The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood by Richard Blanco
  20. The Thousand-Petaled Lotus: Growing Up Gay in the Southern Baptist Church by Michael Fields
  21. Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You by Susan Forward and Donna Frazier
  22. God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya

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