I've finished two more books -- not on my list -- since I last checked in. Relatively shorter and less difficult than what (I think) appeals to me, so I read them without discouragement!
- William L. Barclay. The Lord's Supper. (2001, of 1965 ed.)
Brief review of the history and meaning of the sacrament, useful (if gently dated) for ecumenically-minded mainline Protestant churches.
- Anya von Bremzen. Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking. (2013)
Fascinating family memoir usung food to unpack 20th and 21st century Soviet and Russian history.