A bookshelf for travelling. 📚

A stack of novels, books, and graphic novels piled on the floor.
A moving-across-the-world bookshelf.

A newsletter I subscribed to recently invited readers to send in pictures of their “desert-island” bookshelves (ie. the books you want to have when stranded on a desert island).  I relate more to a bookshelf that I can take with me when moving across the world — books that can tide me over while I wait for the rest of the collection to slowly arrive.

Here are the books of the moment which compel me to either expand my horizons, or dig deeper within myself. In no particular order:

  • Every Moment Holy, Douglas McKelvey
  • Dune, Frank Herbert
  • The Book of the New Sun (series), Gene Wolfe
  • Earthsea quartet (series), Ursula K. Le Guin
  • New and selected poems, Samuel Menashe
  • Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon
  • Show Your Work!, Austin Kleon
  • Keep Going, Austin Kleon
  • Virgil Wander, Leif Enger
  • My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers
  • Quenta Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Winging Home, Harold Rhenisch
  • Collected fictions, Jorge Luis Borges
  • Reimagining the Ignatian Examen, Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ
  • Imaginary Cities, Italo Calvino
  • The Normal Christian Life, Watchman Nee
  • The Red Star: Battle of Kar Dathra’s Gate, Christian Gossett
  • The Arrival, Shaun Tan
  • The Prisons (Le Carceri), Giovanni Battista Piranesi