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So grateful to be included in Englewood Review of Books “Trending Bookcase”.   

The Trending Bookcase – Books Readers Are Talking About!

Looking for a Good Book to Read? Or to Give As a Gift?

Browse our virtual bookcase, featuring a rotating list of 60 diverse books worth reading. 

The books here have been published in the last two years, and are ones that are generating a buzz among readers. 

Each shelf is sorted alphabetically by the author’s last name.

Shelf 1:  Fiction

Insurrecto: 
A Novel

Gina Apostol

*** LISTEN to an interview with the author
(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Halsey Street:
A Novel

Naima Coster

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Can You See Anything Now?:
A Novel

Katherine James

*** One of our Best Books of 2017

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

 Pachinko: 
A Novel

Min Jin Lee

*** One of our Best Books of 2017

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

The Friend:
A Novel

Sigrid Nunez

*** 2018 National Book Award Winner!

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

The Overstory: 
A Novel

Richard Powers

*** READ a brief review by our 
Contributing Editor, John Wilson

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Heads of the Colored People: 
Stories

Nafissa Thompson-Spires

*** LISTEN to an interview with the author

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Sing, Unburied, Sing: 
A Novel

Jesmyn Ward

*** Picked as Our Best Novel of 2017

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

When the English Fall:
A Novel

David Williams

*** One of our Best Books of 2017

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

The Female Persuasion: 
A Novel

Meg Wolitzer

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

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Shelf 2: Non Fiction

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Austin Channing Brown

*** LISTEN to a podcast interview with the author

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Atlas of a Lost World: 
Travels in Ice Age America

Craig Childs

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Believe Me:
The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

John Fea

*** READ a brief review by our 
Contributing Editor, John Wilson

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

The Evangelicals:
The Struggle to Shape America

Frances FitzGerald

*** Picked as Our Best Nonfiction Book of 2017

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality…

Richard Florida

*** LISTEN to an NPR Interview with the author

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

Johann Hari

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Make a List: How a Simple Practice Can Change Our Lives and Open Our Hearts

Marilyn Chandler McEntyre

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

On Reading Well:
Finding the Good Life through Great Books

Karen Swallow Prior

*** READ an overview of the novels featured in this book

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein

*** One of our Best Books of 2017

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

MaryAnn Wolf

*** LISTEN to an NPR Interview with the author

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

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Shelf 3: Christian Faith in Practice

Church Forsaken: 
Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods

Jonathan Brooks

*** Watch for our interview with Brooks
in our Advent 2018 magazine issue.

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again

Rachel Held Evans

*** LISTEN to a podcast interview with the author

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

 Ready or Not:
Leaning into Life in Our Twenties

Jess Fankhauser /
Drew Moser

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Future Faith:
Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Seeing Jesus in East Harlem: 
What Happens When Churches Show up and Stay Put

Jose Humphreys

*** LISTEN to an interview with the author

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

Healing Our Broken Humanity: 
Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World

Grace Ji-Sun Kim /
Graham Hill

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

The Ministry of Ordinary Places: 
Waking Up to God’s Goodness Around You

Shannan Martin

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Learning to Speak God from Scratch: 
Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing–and How We Can Revive Them

Jonathan Merritt

*** READ our review of this book

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

 Keeping Place: 
Reflections on the Meaning of Home

Jen Pollock Michel

*** Our Best Christian Faith-in-Practice Book of 2017!

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

Resist and Persist: 
Faith and the Fight for Equality

Erin Wathen

*** READ our review of this book

(Added 15 Nov 2018)

 

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