Orthodoxy - G.K. Chesterton http://tymelgren.com/books/september2013.html
Policeman Bluejay - Laura Bancroft,  L. Frank Baum http://tymelgren.com/books/september2013.html
The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester http://tymelgren.com/books/september2013.html
The Bastard of Istanbul - Elif Shafak http://tymelgren.com/books/september2013.html
Crapalachia: A Biography of Place - Scott McClanahan http://tymelgren.com/books/may2013.html


Weeds - Edith Summers Kelley, Charlotte Margolis Goodman http://tymelgren.com/books/may2013.html
Naomi and Her Daughters - Walter Wangerin Jr. http://tymelgren.com/books/may2013.html
Falcons on the Floor - Justin Sirois http://tymelgren.com/books/april2013.html
What We Talk about When We Talk about God - Rob Bell http://tymelgren.com/books/april2013.html
Joseph Anton. A Memoir - Salman Rushdie http://tymelgren.com/books/april2013.html
The Wrong Place - Brecht Evens http://tymelgren.com/books/april2013.html
Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God - Joanna Macy, Anita Barrows, Rainer Maria Rilke A lot of this is pretty dorky, but there are several lines that I love more than I love most things.
Crow With No Mouth : Ikkyu : Fifteenth Century Zen Master - Ikkyu, Stephen Berg, Lucien Stryk angsty facebook status updates from six hundred years ago:

my gray cat jumped up just as I lifted this spoon
we're born we die

suddenly nothing but grief
so I put on my father's old ripped raincoat

I'm up here in the hills starving myself
but I'll come down for you

nobody knows I'm a storm I'm
dawn on the mountain twilight on the town
The Cartoons - Flannery O'Connor, Kelly Gerald Do you like Flannery O'Connor? Do you like comix? Then you probably won't give a shit about this book.
When I Was a Child I Read Books - Marilynne Robinson "I would say, for the moment, that community, at least community larger than the immediate family, consists very largely of imaginative love for people we do not know or whom we know very slightly. This thesis may be influenced by the fact that I have spent literal years of my life lovingly absorbed in the thoughts and perceptions of - who knows it better than I? - people who do not exist. And, just as writers are engrossed in the making of them, readers are profoundly moved and also influenced by the nonexistent, that great clan whose numbers increase prodigiously every publishing season. I think fiction may be, whatever else, an exercise in the capacity for imaginative love, or sympathy, or identification."

Everyday Genius - The June Issue

Everyday Genius - The June Issue - Adam Robinson I got this for the Rachel Glaser story and cuz I liked the cover. Gonna look up Jeffrey Snowbarger, Frances Sultan, Matt Cook.

Currently reading

Blake Charlton
Fun Camp
Gabe Durham
Book of Assistance
Imam 'Abdallah al-Haddad
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Reza Aslan
The Heather Blazing
The Girl From The Marsh Croft
Selma Lagerlof
The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)
Anonymous, M.A.S. Abdel Haleem