Books that Stuck with Me


Books that Stuck with Me: The Singer Trilogy

The Singer Trilogy by Calvin Miller was the first poetry I ever loved. I’d read poetry before and been temporarily entertained by a brilliant line or a beautiful moment. But I’d never read poetry eagerly, excited to read the next line even though I knew the story. Love is substance. Lust, illusion. Only in the surge of passion Do they mingle in confusion. This is the only poetry I’ve ever read that made me want to write poetry, serious poetry, not just a few quick lines. I’ve read some of his other books too, like A Requiem for Love. They’re all good, […]


Books that Stuck with Me: The Heaven Tree Trilogy

This blog post series is about books that stuck with me for various reasons. Some of them are special to me because of the age at which I first read them, and they introduced me to a new thought or emotional experience. Some of them are special because they introduced me to a new favorite author. A few stuck with me because I hated them so much. But not this one! The Heaven Tree Trilogy by Edith Pargeter is one of my favorite books/series ever. This is a book to read again and again. Love, passion, envy, hate, tragedy, honor, forgiveness, compassion… it’s all […]