Thursday, December 30, 2021

Books I Read in 2021

Matt’s Books Completed* in 2021:
1. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
2. Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie
3. The Thirteen Gun Salute by Patrick O’Brian
4. The Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Modern Gentleman by Capt. Peabody Fawcett RN.
5. In The Presence of My Enemies by Dale Ralph Davis
6. The Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O’Brian
7. The Guardians by John Grisham
8. Jesus the Great Philosopher by Jonathan Pennington
9. Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth by Thaddeus Williams
10. Anxiety: A Student’s Guide by Edward Welch
11. Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia by Andy Abril and Barbara Bruce
12. Trent’s Last Case by E.C. Bentley
13. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
14. The Truelove by Patrick O’Brian
15. The Wine-Dark Sea by Patrick O’Brian
16. Handle With Care by Lore Ferguson Wilbert
17. The Commodore by Patrick O’Brian
18. The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O’Brian
19. Woe to the Scribes and the Pharisees by Daniel Taylor
20. Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers
21. The Hundred Days by Patrick O’Brian
22. Rainbow’s End by Ellis Peters
23. Trinity Psalter Hymnal by the Joint Venture of the OPC & URCNA
24. Embodied by Preston Sprinkle
25. A Question of Belief by Donna Leon
26. Blue at the Mizzen by Patrick O’Brian
27. 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) About Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin
28. By Its Cover by Donna Leon
29. Everything Sad Is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri
30. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
31. 21 by Patrick O’Brian
32. Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers
33. The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks
34. Beastly Things by Donna Leon
35. Trent Intervenes by E.C. Bentley
36. Looking for the King by David C. Downing
37. All That’s Good by Hannah Anderson
38. Political Thought: A Student’s Guide by Hunter Baker
39. The Fibro Manual by Ginevra Liptan
40. Trent’s Own Case by E.C. Bentley & H. Warner Allen
41. A Time for Mercy by John Grisham
42. Simply Trinity by Matthew Barrett
43. Embracing the New Samaria by Alejandro Mandes
44. Britte-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
45. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers
46. Reading the Times by Jeffrey Bilbro
47. Evangelical Convictions, 2nd Edition. EFCA Spiritual Heritage Committee
48. Where the Light Fell by Philip Yancey
49. Cannabis and the Christian by Todd Miles
50. Edith Pargeter: Ellis Peters by Margaret Lewis
51. And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman
52. He Will Be Enough by Katie Faris
53. The Trinity: An Introduction by Scott Swain
54. The Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon
55. The Secular Creed by Rebecca McLaughlin
56. Camino Winds by John Grisham
57. Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
58. Prayer by John Onwuchekwa
59. Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight
60. Is Christmas Unbelievable? by Rebecca McLaughlin
61. Trace Elements by Donna Leon
62. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
63. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
64. The Christian Standard Bible, M’Cheyne Reading Plan 

* As I say every year--these are books I finished reading (or had read to me in Audible) this year, not the ones I started or the ones I didn't get done. That list would be a LOT longer (and kind of depressing)! 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!).

And as I also 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)