Monday, December 28, 2015

Books I Read in 2015

Proof that I'm still a bibliophile (in case anyone was wondering).

Matt’s Books Completed* in 2015:

1. Funeral of Figaro by Ellis Peters
2. The Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson [Review]
3. God King by Joanne Williamson
4. The Horn of Roland by Ellis Peters
5. Live Like a Narnian by Joe Rigney
6. The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
7. Scorpion Mountain by John Flanagan
8. Most Loving Mere Folly by Edith Pargeter (Ellis Peters)
9. What Is Marriage by Sherif Gergis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert George [[ReviewTop Books of 2015]
10. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
11. Four Blood Moons by John Hagee
12. A 30-Day Hunt for Faith by Steve Sorensen [Review]
13. The Trinity Cat and Other Mysteries by Ellis Peters
14. The 13 Culprits by Georges Simenon
15. Flame Over Tara by Madeleine Polland
16. Never Pick Up Hitchhikers by Ellis Peters
17. The Fatal Tree by Stephen Lawhead
18. Spurgeon’s Sorrows by Zack Eswine [Review, Top Books of 2015]
19. The Heist by Daniel Silva
20. North or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson [Review]
21. A Young Man After God’s Own Heart by Jim George
22. The Great and Terrible Quest by Margaret Lovett
23. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande [Review]
24. #ReformingSocialMedia by Mandy Hoffman [Review]
25. The Eighth Champion of Christendom by Edith Pargeter
26. Unnatural Death by Dorothy Sayers
27. A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
28. I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
29. A Colder War by Charles Cumming
30. The Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson [Review]
31. Reluctant Odyssey by Edith Pargeter
32. Risen by Steven Mathewson [Third Year in a Row]
33. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
34. Post Captain by Patrick O’Brian
35. Side by Side by Ed Welch [Review, #1 Top Book of 2015]
36. Aspergirls by Rudy Simone
37. Am I Called? by Dave Harvey
38. Who on Earth Is the Holy Spirit? by Tim Chester and Christopher de la Hoyde
39. Loving My Children by Katie Faris [Review, My Interview with the Author]
40. H.M.S. Surprise by Patrick O’Brian
41. The Mauritius Campaign by Patrick O’Brian
42. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers
43. Desolation Island by Patrick O’Brian
44. The Fortune of War by Patrick O’Brian
45. The Silent Speaker by Rex Stout
46. Might As Well Be Dead by Rex Stout
47. The Surgeon’s Mate by Patrick O’Brian
48. The Ionian Mission by Patrick O’Brian
49. Treason’s Harbor by Patrick O’Brian
50. Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate by Cynthia Kim
51. The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
52. The Far Side of the World by Patrick O’Brian
53. The Reverse of the Medal by Patrick O’Brian
54. The Letter of Marque by Patrick O’Brian
55. The Thirteen Gun Salute by Patrick O’Brian
56. The Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O’Brian
57. The Truelove by Patrick O’Brian
58. The Wine-Dark Sea by Patrick O’Brian
59. Becoming Worldly Saints by Michael Wittmer [Review, Top Books of 2015]
60. The Commodore by Patrick O’Brian
61. The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O’Brian
62. The Hundred Days by Patrick O’Brian
63. Blue at the Mizzen by Patrick O’Brian
64. By Firelight by Edith Pargeter
65. What’s Your Worldview by James Anderson  [Review, Top Books of 2015]
66. Church Elders by Jeramie Rinne [Review]
67. The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson [Review]
68. Hurricane Sa’ar by Daniel S. King
69. The Lily Hand by Edith Pargeter
70. A Means of Grace by Edith Pargeter
71. The Pastor’s Guide to Fruitful Work and Economic Wisdom edited by Drew Cleveland and Greg Forster
72. Gambit by Rex Stout
73. Dead Petals by Eric Ortlund [Review]
74. A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
75. Saturate by Jeff Vanderstelt [EFCA Now Reviews]
76. Jungle Doctor Spots a Leopard by Paul White
77. Still Life by Louis Penny
78. Dead Line by Chris Ewan
79. Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller
80. God Gave Wine by Kenneth Gentry, Jr.
81. The Hidden Treasure of Glaston by Eleanore Jewett
82. Thriving in Babylon by Larry Osborne
83. Truth Overruled by Ryan Anderson
84. After Acts by Bryan Litfin [Review]
85. Stop Your Complaining by Ronnie Martin [Review]
86. Seven Pressing Questions by Bill Kynes [Review]
87. Warfare Accomplished by Edith Pargeter
88. God at Work Gene Veith
89. A Family Affair by Rex Stout
90. If Death Ever Slept by Rex Stout
91. 3 at Wolfe’s Door by Rex Stout
92. Please Pass the Guilt Rex Stout
93. Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee
94. God Made All of Me by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb [My Interview with the Authors]
95. The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung [Made it into this sermon!]
96. The NIV One Year Bible

* These are books I finished reading in 2015, not the ones I started or the ones I didn't get done. I read a bunch of them for escapist fun, some for/with my kids, and a lot of them just to learn and grow. This year because of my illness, I lost track a couple of times and had to reassemble them later, so the order is a little off.

As I say each and ever 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 article where I explain why I post these.]

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