Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Closing the Books on 2008

This has been a great year for reading!

Being the designated read-aloud reader for our homeschool puts a great variety into the list, as did being sick for a lot of last Winter so I had to stock up on mystery novels, and so did having to read several books for my CCEF classes!

All in all, I got to read almost 100 books in 2008. That's the best I've done since the kids came along.

Books Completed in the Second Half of 2008 (First Half)

Llorente, Pilar Molina The Apprentice

Colson, Charles The Faith

Kramer, Peter Listening to Prozac

Welch, Edward Blame It on the Brain? [My Review]

Peterson, Eugene Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places

Bolsinger, Tod It Take a Church to Raise a Christian

Miller, Paul Love Walked Among Us

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich Life Together [My Response]

Olsen, David Integrative Family Therapy [My Response]

Ingalls Wilder, Laura These Happy Golden Years

Thomas, Gary Sacred Marriage [My Response]

Sayers, Dorothy Whose Body?

Gottman, John The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work [My Response]

Vernick, Leslie How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong [My Response]

Gilbreath, Edward Reconciliation Blues

Dorsett, Lyle A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A.W. Tozer

Clements, Andrew The School Story

du Bois, William Pene The Twenty-One Balloons

Henry, Marguerite White Stallion of Lipizza

Shemin, Margaretha The Little Riders

Carroll R., M. Daniel Christians at the Border

Jamison, Kay Redfield An Unquiet Mind

Sayers, Dorothy The Documents in the Case

Peters, Ellis One Corpse Too Many

McInerny, Ralph Lying Three

Peters, Ellis Flight of a Witch

McInerny, Ralph A Loss of Patients

Thomas, Donald The Execution of Sherlock Holmes

McElwee Miller, William Tales of Persia

Burnett, Frances Hodgson A Little Princess

Carter, Stephen Palace Council

Tripp, Tedd & Margy Instructing a Child’s Heart

Montgomery, Rutherford Kildee House

Robinson, Marilynne Home

Ingalls Wilder, Laura The First Four Years

Garasha, Tom Vital Signs: An EKG of the Pastor’s Heart

Sayers, Dorothy Clouds of Witness

Altrogge, Stephen Game Day for the Glory of God [More Resources on This Here]

McInerny, Ralph Four on the Floor: A Father Dowling Mystery Quartet

Shelter, Joanne And the Word Came with Power

McCall Smith, Alexander The Kalahari Typing School for Men

Storms, Sam Chosen for Life: The Case for Divine Election

Meade, Starr Keeping Holiday

Harvey, Dave When Sinners Say ‘I Do’

Graham, L.B. Beyond the Summerland

Vincent, Milton A Gospel Primer for Christians

Benge, Janet & Geoff Gladys Aylward

Edwards, Jonathan Charity and Its Fruits [Online Version]

Graham, L.B. Bringer of Storms

Watterson, Bill The Calvin & Hobbes 10th Anniversary Book

Graham, L.B. Shadow of the Deep

Philbrick, Frank & Stephen The Backyard Lumberjack
Don't forget: Read the Bible more than any other book, and not all of these books are recommended! Some are quite the opposite!

This is part of a long standing tradition (I have my lists saved from 1999 on).

Previous Lists:

2008 (first half)

2007 (first half, second half)

2006 (first half, second half)

2005 (first half, second half)