Summer. Reading.

The next time someone asks me what I’m doing this summer (because, you know, professors have that “summer off” thing … ahem) I’m going to start by showing them this picture.  I’ve read some of every one of these books in the past week alone.

Some are for fun (The Marriage Plot, Shadow of Night, Wild), some are for professional work on the Council of Independent Colleges NetVUE Scholarly Resources Project (Callings, Living Lives that Matter, Awakening Vocation), some are for my ongoing work on a book manuscript (Mormon Country, Refuge, Triumph),  some are for course prep (Sacred Ground, Faitheist), and at least one is part of my ongoing quest to be a better writer (Sin & Syntax).

And then there are those on the way via interlibrary loan:  The Round House, Lean In, Drift … and I’m sure there are those I haven’t even heard of yet that I will certainly have to read.

So … what are you reading this summer?!

 

About Caryn Riswold

Caryn D. Riswold is a feminist theologian in the Lutheran tradition. She is Professor of Religion and also teaches Gender and Women’s Studies at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where she has worked for over a decade teaching undergraduates to think critically and creatively about religion. She earned her Ph.D. and Th.M. from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, holds a master’s degree from the Claremont School of Theology, and received her B.A. from Augustana College in her childhood hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

  • debarca

    How’s the Marriage Plot?

    • carynriswold

      It’s pretty good … not as captivating as Middlesex was, but I’m only halfway through so far!

  • Kubricks_Rube

    I’m about halfway through Hillary Jordan’s When She Woke, a dystopian retelling of The Scarlet Letter in which the protagonist’s skin is dyed red as punishment for getting an abortion. Very good so far.


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