summer 2023 reading list

Hello Mosaic'ers!

Here is a community-curated list of summer reads - some are lighter, some are heavier - choose the book (or books) that sound interesting and needed in your life right now.

We will reconvene in September to talk about these great books!

Questions? Connect with Janae:

Remarkably Bright Creatures - Shelby Van Pelt (fiction)
An exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope, tracing a widow's unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus.

The God Who Sees - Karen Gonzalez (non-fiction)
Here is a riveting story of seeking safety in another land. Here is a gripping journey of loss, alienation, and belonging. In The God Who Sees, immigration advocate Karen Gonzalez recounts her family’s migration from the instability of Guatemala to making a new life in Los Angeles and the suburbs of south Florida.

Till We Have Faces - C.S. Lewis (fiction)
In this timeless tale of two mortal princesses- one beautiful and one unattractive- C.S. Lewis reworks the classical myth of Cupid and Psyche into an enduring piece of contemporary fiction.
Jesus and John Wayne - Kristin Kobes du Mez (non-fiction)
A much-needed reexamination of perhaps the most influential subculture in this country, Jesus and John Wayne shows that, far from adhering to biblical principles, modern white evangelicals have utterly remade their faith, with enduring consequences for all Americans.

Peace Like A River - Leif Enger (fiction)
Affecting and dynamic, Peace Like a River is at once a tragedy, a romance, and an unflagging exploration into the spirituality and magic possible in the everyday world, and in that of the world awaiting us on the other side of life.