I was asked by several folks at the 2013 APRetreat what I have been and would be reading. These are the books I hope to read over the summer:
 Carolyn Steel’s, Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives. The Shallows by Nicholas Carr;  John Dewey’s, Art As Experience;John Coltrane and Black America’s Quest for Freedom: Spirituality and the Music by Leonard Brown; The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord;  John Abramson’s, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine; Technopoly, by Neil Postman; Eat To Live by Joel Fuhrman; Living in the Labyrinth of Technology, by Willem H. Vanderburg;  Elizabeth Abbott’s, Sugar; Driven To Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey; The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities by Will Allen; al-Ittiqan fi ‘Ulum al-Qur’an by al-Suyuti; Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability, edited by Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman.
These are the books I hope to read over the summer:
 Imam al-Shatibi’s, al-Muwaffaqat. Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community by Wendell Berry;  Ziauddin Sardar’s, Islam, Postmodernism and Other Futures;The Illusions of Postmodernism by Terry Eagleton; Intisar al-Faqir al-Salik l’Tarjih Madh’hab l’Imam Malik by Shams al-Din Muhammad bin Muhammad al-Ra’i al-Andalusi;  Michel Foucault’s, The Archaeology of Knowledge; Technopoly, by Neil Postman; After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre; Living in the Labyrinth of Technology, by Willem H. Vanderburg;  Sherman Jackson’s, Sufism for Non-Sufis?; The Biography of Ibn al-Qayyim by Salahud-Din ‘Ali Abdul-Mawjud trans. by Abdul-Rafi Adewale Imam; John Coltrane and BlackAmerica’s Quest For Freedom by Leonard Brown; The Richness of Life: The Essential by Stephen Jay Gould ;  Abu Fatih ‘Uthman Ibn Jinni’s al-Khasa’is;  Alex Carberry’s Know Yourself; Qur’an, Liberation & Pluralism by Farid Esack; The Theft of Nations: Returning to Gold by Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera;  Nur al-Din Muhammadi’s Riwayah Warsh min Tariq Abi Ya’qub al-Azraq; The Devil’s Delusion by David Berlinski; Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability, edited by Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman.
These are the books I hope to read over winter 2012.
 Geoffrey Canada’s, Fist Stick Knife Gun. Adapted by Jamar Nicholas; They Live! by Jonathan Lethem;  Garret Keizer’s, The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want;Duties of an Imam by ‘Abdur Rahman Shad. Revised by ‘Abdul Hamid Siddiqui; Sacred Space by Douglas E. Cowan;  ‘Abd al-Hadi al-Jarjani’s, Kitab al-Miftah fi al-Sarf; An Introduction to the Phenomenology of Religion, by James L. Cox; Mukhtasar al-Sarf by ‘Abd al-Hadi al-Fadayli; Science Fiction Cinema, by Christine Cornea;  Raji al-Asmar’s, al-Mujma’ al-Mufassil fi ‘Ilm al-Sarf; A Guide to the Phenomenology of Religion by James L. Cox; John Coltrane and BlackAmerica’s Quest For Freedom by Leonard Brown; Ibn Taymiyya and His Times by Yossef Rapoport and Shahab Ahmed ;  Abu Fatih ‘Uthman Ibn Jinni’s al-Khasa’is;  Ahsan Zaqur’s Fiqh al-‘Ibadat wa Adillah ‘ala Madh’hab al-Saddah al-Malikiyyah; The Archaeology of Knowledge by Michel Foucault; al-Tamhid fi ‘Ilm al-Tajwid by Shams al-Din Abi al-Khayr Muhammad Ibn al-Jazari;  Abu ‘Umar Hafs Ibn ‘Umar al-Duri’s al-Qira’at al-Waridah fi al-Sunnah. Edited by Ahmad ‘Isa al-Ma’srawi; ‘Ilm al-Qira’at. Ed. Nur al-Din Muhammadi; al-Mustaw’ib al-Jami’ l’Riwayah Qalun ‘an al-Imam Nafi’ by Nur al-Din Muhammadi; On the Bounds of Theological Tolerance in Islam by Sherman Jackson; Black Mecca, by Zain Abdullah;  Sherman Jackson’s, Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering.
 Aijaz Ahmad’s, In Theory. The Origins of Islamic Law by Yasin Dutton.  Shibli Numani’s, Umar; Nizar Rabbani’s, Arabian Love Poems;The Need For A Sacred Science by Seyyed Hossein Nasr;  Salman Rushdie’s, Satanic Verses; Creating East and West, by Nancy Bisaha; Islam and Ecology: A Bestowed Trust edited by Richard C. Foltz, Frederick M. Denny, and Azizan Baharuddin; Original Islam, by Yasin Dutton;  Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s, Islam and the Plight of Modern Man; Muhammad Messenger of Allah [ash-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad] trans. Aisha Abdarrahman Bewley; Muslim Narratives and the Discourse of English by Amin Malak; Islam and Early Modern English Literature: The Politics of Romance From Spenser to Milton by Benedict S. Robinson;  Gary Rivlin’s Broke;  Vladimir Nabokov’s The Annotated Lolita; The Lover by Marguerite Duras; The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass;  Marguerite Duras’s The Lover;  W. G. Sebald’s The Emigrants; Tea in the Harem by Mehdi Charef; My Brother by Jamaica Kincaid; A Distant Star by Roberto Bolano;  Javier Marias’ Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me;  Herta Muller’s The Appointment; and  Jose Saramago’s Death with Interruptions.