Things I’m Currently Reading- March Edition


I’ve been grading papers almost every day for the last few weeks, so this list is a bit thin. Alas! Time to step it up.

Daily spiritual reading-

  1. – Elder Barsanuphius of Optina, Victor Afanasiev
  2.  The Bible. (Sometimes? Usually via

Pleasure reading-

  1. – Unsticky, Sarra Manning (am contemplating stopping)
  2. Our Lady of Pain, Elena Forbes
  3. – Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan


  1. Black Mass, Dick Lehr

Books I that have been on hold, but want to finish-

  1. -With Pain and Love for Contemporary Man, Elder Paisios
  2. -The Private Life of Chairman Mao, Dr. Li Zhisui

Just finished-

  1. – Courage to Pray, Met. Anthony Bloom
  2. – The Gurus, The Young Man, and Elder Paisios, Dionysios Tatsis (reread)
  3. – The Woman in Black, Susan Hill
  4. -You’re the One That I Don’t Want, Alexandra Potter
  5. Cleaving, Julie Powell
  6. Don’t Shoot, David Kennedy
  7. Fist Stick Knife Gun, Geoffrey Canada

Stopped because they were so awful-

1. We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver

Next up-

  1. – A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf (in honor of Women’s History Month!)
  2. – A new, enjoyable spiritual reading book (something with a narrative- recommendations, please?)
  3. – Spiritual Struggle, Elder Paisios
  4. Beauty for Ashes: The Spiritual Transformation of a Modern Greek Community, Stephen R. Lloyd-Moffett

One response »

  1. There is a book called something from ashes, about the revival of one Greek diocese in Greece after a bad bishop is replaced by a good one, and the way a diocese rebuilds after a scandal, might be the kind of narrative you are looking for.

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