Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Books I Read in 2013

Me with a book on the beach at the Gulf of Mexico.
(By the way, I didn't enter! )
Matt’s Books Completed* in 2013:
1. The Commodore by Patrick O’Brian
2. A Grave Talent by Laurie King
3. The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O’Brian
4. Mission to Cathay by Madeleine Polland
5. The Last Superhero by Stephen Altrogge
6. The Hundred Days by Patrick O’Brian
7. The Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan
8. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
9. Practical Happiness by Bob Schultz
10. At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
11. Mountain Born by Elizabeth Yates
12. Blue at the Mizzen by Patrick O’Brian
13. The Land I Lost by Huynh Quang Nhuong
14. The Emperor of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan
15. Create: Stop Making Excuses and Start Making Stuff by Stephen Altrogge
16. Sexual Sanity for Men by David White [In my top 5 for the year. My review at the BCC.]
17. The Lost Stories by John Flanagan
18. Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers
19. The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
20. God Told Me by Jim Samra
21. The Dragon’s Tooth by N.D. Wilson
22. Daughter of the Mountains by Louise Rankin
23. Birmingham by Tim Stafford
24. The Outcasts by John Flanagan
25. The Invaders by John Flanagan
26. Torn by Justin Lee [My reviews: #1, #2. #3.]
27. Me, Myself, and Bob by Phil Vischer [brief review]
28. Bound Together by Chris Brauns [In my top 5 for the year. My brief review.]
29. The Dark Faith by Jeremiah Montgomery
30. The Racketeer by John Grisham
31. The Drowned Vault by N.D. Wilson
32. Joni & Ken by Ken & Joni Eareckson Tada
33. Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher
34. False Scent by Ngaio Marsh
35. Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
36. The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead
37. The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield [In my top 5 for the year.]
38. The Bone House by Stephen Lawhead
39. Dead Water by Ngaio Marsh
40. Have His Carcase by Dorothy Sayers
41. The Spirit Well by Stephen Lawhead
42. Understanding Spiritual Warfare: Four Views ed. by James Beilby and Paul Eddy  [brief review]
43. The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
44. Risen by Steven Mathewson [In my top 5 for the year. My review.]
45. Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold by Janet & Geoff Benge
46. The Hunters by John Flanagan
47. The Wind in the Willows by Inga Moore
48. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith
49. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
50. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkein
51. Death at La Fennice by Donna Leon
52. Seven Daughters and Seven Sons by Barbara Cohen and Bahija Lovejoy
53.  The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith
54. Black as He’s Painted by Nagaio Marsh
55. Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers
56. Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds by Philip E. Johnson
57. The Hunt Club by Brett Lott
58. Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh
59. Dead Low Tide by Brett Lott
60. A Play of Isaac by Margaret Frazier
61. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
62. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
63. Great Tales of Action and Adventure edited by George Bennett
64. Hood by Stephen Lawhead
65. Scarlet by Stephen Lawhead
66. Tuck by Stephen Lawhead
67. The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan
68. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
69. The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns
70. Did Adam and Eve Really Exist by C. John Collins
71. A Whiff of Death by Isaac Asimov
72. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
73. Back on Murder by J. Mark Bertrand
74. Monkey Sonatas by Orson Scott Card
75. Invasive Procedures by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
76. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
77. Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers
78. Pattern of Wounds by J. Mark Bertrand
79. William Carey: Obliged to Go by Janet & Georff Benge
80. Nothing to Hide by J. Mark Bertrand
81. Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo
82. The Novice’s Tale by Margaret Frazer
83. Finding God in the Dark by Ted Kluck & Ronnie Martin  [brief review]
84. A Morbid Tastes for Bones by Ellis Peters
85. A Better December by Steve Estes [In my top 5 for the year. My review at the BCC. My interview with the author.]
86. Sycamore Row by John Grisham
87. Of Games and God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games by Kevin Schut  [brief review]
88. A Play of Dux Moraud by Margaret Frazer
89. Reflections of a Small Town Pastor by Lee J. Smith [my review at the NS Resources Blog]
90. One Bible, Many Versions by Dave Brunn [In my top 5 for the year. My review.]
91. The Shadow Lamp by Stephen Lawhead
92. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
93. The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan
94. Bridging the Diversity Gap by Alvin Sanders [my short review]
95. Heart of the Matter by CCEF Authors  [My review at the BCC]
96. The Secret Garden by France Hodgson Burnett
97. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
98. Jotham’s Journey by Arnold Ytreeide
99. The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall
100. The One Year Bible New International Version (1984)

* These are books I finished reading in 2013, not the ones I started or the ones I didn't get done. I read a bunch of them for fun, some for homeschooling, and a lot of them just to learn and grow.

As I say each year--I'm not endorsing these books just because they are listed here. Some of them are really good and some are really bad. Most are somewhere in between. Read with discernment.

[Here's the post where I explain why I post these.]

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