My Favorites in 2019


Theology and Spirituality

Bays, MD, Jan Chozen. Mindful Eating. Boulder, Colorado: Shambala, 2017.

Dalai Lama XIV and Desmond Tutu. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World. New York: Penguin Random House, 2016.

Rohr, Richard. The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe. New York: Convergent, 2019.

Memoirs and Biographies

Fagone, Jason. The Woman Who Smashed Codes. New York: William Morrow, 2017.

Hirshman, Linda. Sisters in Law. New York: Harper Prennial, 2015.


Robinson, Mary. Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future. New York: Bloomsbury, 2018.


Kingsolver, Barbara. Unsheltered. New York: Harper Collins, 2018.

Children’s Books

Lang, Suzanne. Illustrations by Max Lang. Grumpy Monkey. New York: Random House Children’s Books, 2018.

Films and Television

Madame Secretary

On the Basis of Sex

PBS Series

Call the Midwife

Death in Paradise

Les Miserables

The Unforgotten