Friday, December 29, 2017

Books I Read in 2017

This week, I've been posting about my top books and other really good books that I read in 2017.

Today, I'm posting the full list of books I completed* this year.

1. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
2. Quick Service by P.G. Wodehouse
3. Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel by Boris Akunin
4. Dr. Doctrine’s Christian Comix on the Christian Life by Fred Sanders
5. The Triune God by Fred Sanders
6. The Mistletoe Murder by P.D. James
7. Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James
8. Dr. Doctrine’s Christian Comix on Biblical Images by Fred Sanders
9. Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
10. Christian History Made Easy by Timothy Paul Jones
11. Something New by P.G. Wodehouse
12. The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry
13. 2 Kings: The Power and the Fury by Dale Ralph Davis
14. 1 & 2 Kings (NIBC) by Iain W. Provan
15. 1 & 2 Kings (NAC Vol. 8) by Paul R. House
16. 1 & 2 Kings (NIVAC) by August H. Konkel
17. 1 & 2 Kings (Brazos TCOTB) by Peter Leithart
18. On Being a Theologian of the Cross by Gerhard O. Forde
19. Dogwood by Chris Fabry
20. The Whistler by John Grisham
21. Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers
22. American Evangelicals and Modern Israel: A Plea for Tough Love by Frederic Martin
23. Between Heaven and the Real World by Steven Curtis Chapman
24. Gluten Freedom by Alessio Fasano
25. Twelve Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke
26. Death Comes for the Deconstructionist by Daniel Taylor
27. Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves 
28. Hot Water by P.G. Wodehouse
29. From Church to Church by Benjamin Vrbicek
30. The Boy Who Invented the Bubble Gun by Paul Gallico (2x)
31. Nine Tomorrows by Isaac Asimov
32. The Storytelling God by Jared Wilson
33. Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson
34. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
35. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey
36. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers
37. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey
38. How to Be an Atheist by Mitch Stokes
39. Strong and Weak by Andy Crouch
40. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
41. You Are What You Love by James K.A. Smith
42. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
43. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey
44. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
45. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey
46. Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel by Ray Ortlund
47. The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse
48. A Small Book about a Big Problem by Ed Welch
49. Thick As Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner
50. Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
51. Onward by Russell Moore
52. Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia by John Dunlop
53. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
54. Galatians (NAC) by Timothy George
55. Galatians (BECNT) by Douglas Moo
56. Be Free by Warren Wiersbe
57. Galatians (ZECNT) by Thomas Schreiner
58. The Message of Galatians (BST), by John Stott
59. Traveling Light by Eugene Peterson
60. The Girl on the Boat by P.G. Wodehouse
61. A World Lost by Wendell Berry
62. The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch
63. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi
64. Andy Catlett Early Travels by Wendell Berry
65. Pass It On by Champ Thornton
66. A Legacy of Spies by John LeCarre  
67. The Wild Man Fable by Zeke Pipher
68. Descriptions and Prescriptions by Mike Emlet
69. Murder in the Dispensary by Jolyon Carr (early pen-name for Edith Pargeter)

* These are books I finished reading in 2017, not the ones I started or the ones I didn't get done. That list is a LOT longer! I read a bunch of them for escapist fun, a few for/with my family, and a lot of them just to learn and grow. They aren't listed (perfectly) in the order I read them. Some of them I am reading for a second or third time (or more!).

As I say each and every 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.

Lists from previous years:

2008 (first half, second half)
2007 (first half, second half)
2006 (first half, second half)
2005 (first half, second half)