My Reading

There is no reason for me to tell anyone what I’m reading. I began keeping this list online years ago for my own convenience, and it has been helpful. You can look at it if you’d like.

 

2022

  • Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House by Meghan Daum
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Hoop by Brian Doyle
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
  • The Common Rule by Justin Whitmel Earley
  • 1, 2 Kings by Paul R. House
  • 1 & 2 Kings by Iain W. Provan
  • 2 Kings by Dale Ralph Davis
  • God of the Garden by Andrew Peterson
  • Everything Sad Is Untrue by Daniel Nayari

2021

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • Lila by Marilynne Robinson
  • Finding the Right Hills to Die On by Gavin Ortlund
  • Return to Me by Mark J. Boda
  • Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • You Are Not Your Own by Alan Noble
  • Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson
  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Essays After Eighty by Donald Hall
  • In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass
  • Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession
  • Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
  • A Place on Earth by Wendell Berry
  • A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean
  • Fire on the Mountain by John N. Maclean
  • The Big Burn by Timothy Egan
  • Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean
  • Truman by David McCullough
  • Hoping for Happiness by Barnabas Piper
  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines
  • If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Depressed? by Robert B. Somerville
  • Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
  • Dominion and Dynasty by Stephen G. Dempster
  • Civilwarland in Bad Decline by George Saunders
  • Lakota America by Pekka Hämäläinen
  • A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
  • The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers
  • The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor
  • Saint Iggy by K.L. Going
  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Faithful Witness: The Life and Mission of William Carey by Timothy George
  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
  • All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  • Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Write Better by Andrew Le Peau
  • The Bark of the Bog Owl by Jonathan Rogers
  • Sythensizing Gravity by Kay Ryan
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
  • Lincoln’s Sense of Humor by Richard Carwardine

2020

  • Tried by War by James M. McPherson
  • The Code of the Woosters by P.D. Wodehouse
  • Battle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson
  • Reading While Black by Esau McCaulley
  • Strong and Weak by Andy Crouch
  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • The Flourishing Teacher by Christina Bieber Lake
  • Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • Breaking Bread With the Dead by Alan Jacobs
  • Writing About Your Life by William Zinsser
  • Coronavirus and Christ by John Piper
  • Farnsworth’s Classical English Style by Ward Farnsworth
  • Assured by Greg Gilbert
  • Good & Angry by David Powlison
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Hammer of God by Bo Geirtz
  • Hiroshima by John Hersey
  • The King in His Beauty by Thomas Schreiner
  • H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (DNF)
  • The Hell Bent Kid by Charles O. Locke
  • What Are Humans For? by Wendell Berry
  • Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
  • Church Membership by Jonathan Leeman
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  • Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • The Narnian by Alan Jacobs
  • Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
  • Gringos by Charles Portis
  • The Tiger’s Apprentice by Ellen Sheehy
  • Prayer by  John Onwuchekwa
  • Confronting Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin
  • What Hath God Wrought by Daniel Walker Howe
  • Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
  • 1 Kings by Dale Ralph Davis
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Soft Launch by Aaron Belz
  • Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson
  • Life Is a Miracle by Wendell Berry

2019

  • Impossible Owls by Brian Phillips
  • The Christmas Plains by Joseph Bottum
  • To the Golden Shore by Courtney Anderson
  • Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father by Thomas J. Kidd
  • Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  • Spiritual Gifts by Thomas Schreiner
  • William Wilberforce by Stephen Tomkins
  • True Grit by Charles Portis
  • Answering Why by Mark Perna
  • Flip Your Classroom by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams
  • Eight Myths of Student Disengagement by Jennifer Fredricks
  • Better Than Carrots or Sticks by by Dominique SmithDouglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey 
  • The Deliberate Church by Mark Dever and Paul Alexander
  • The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
  • Tricks Every Boy Can Do by Paul Buchanan
  • What Is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
  • Redeployment by Phil Klay
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  • The Storm by Frederick Buechner
  • Tenth of December by George Saunders
  • The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs
  • Respectable Sins by Jerry Bridges
  • The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield
  • A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
  • The Oxford History of the French Revolution by William Doyle
  • Glitter Bomb by Aaron Belz
  • Lovely, Raspberry by Aaron Belz
  • Congratulations, Who Are You Again? by Harrison Scott Key
  • Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
  • Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
  • The Writer’s Map by Huw Lewis-Jones
  • The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg

2018

  • The Year of Our Lord 1943 by Alan Jacobs
  • Cover Her Face by P.D. James
  • Hitler’s Pawn by Stephen Koch
  • Census by Jesse Ball
  • Divided by Faith by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith
  • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  • The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (read aloud with kids
  • Gospel Treason by Brad Bigney
  • Leading with Love by Alexander Strauch
  • Finally Free by Heath Lambert
  • 1, 2 Samuel: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture by Robert Bergen
  • 1 and 2 Samuel (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by Joyce G. Baldwin
  • Incognegro by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece
  • The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • Against by Christopher Shinn
  • Beate Not the Poore Desk by Walter Wangerin, Jr.
  • Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

2017

  • Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Adviser’s Companion by Robert Greenman
  • Prayer by Timothy Keller
  • The Great Good Thing by Andrew Klavan
  • How to Think by Alan Jacobs
  • Draft No. 4 by John McPhee
  • You Are What You Love by James K.A. Smith
  • Thanks, Obama by David Litt
  • Home by Marilynne Robinson
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Practical Religion by J.C. Ryle
  • Lights on a Ground of Darkness by Ted Kooser
  • The Drama of Scripture by Craig Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen
  • Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Bainton
  • When People Are Big and God Is Small by Edward T. Welch
  • A Theology of Biblical Counseling by Heath Lambert
  • Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp
  • Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • True Grit by Charles Portis
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Boy Who Loved Rain by Gerard Kelly
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch
  • The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel
  • Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, & Other Literary Essays by Cynthia Ozick
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting by Anne Trubek
  • The Reason for God by Timothy Keller
  • Fences by August Wilson

2016

  • The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson (read aloud with kids)
  • Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Preaching Christ in All of Scripture by Edmund P. Clowney
  • Saving Eutychus by Gary Millar and Phil Campbell
  • A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion by Gary Burge
  • Silence by Shusaku Endo
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  • The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • What Is Biblical Theology? by James Hamilton, Jr.
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Backpacker Trailside Navigation by Molly Absolon
  • Robert E. Lee by Roy Blount, Jr.
  • Spurgeon: A Biography by: Arnold Dallimore
  • 9 Dragons by Michael Connelly (audio book)
  • The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide by Andrew Skurka
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston
  • Death Comes for the Deconstructionist by Daniel Taylor
  • The Masters of Atlantis by Charles Portis
  • Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany by Charles Portis
  • In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist by Ruchama King Feuerman
  • A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards by George M. Marsden
  • Paul’s Letter to the Philippians by Gordon Fee
  • Philippians by Moises Silva
  • The End of Average by Todd Rose
  • Onward by Russell Moore
  • Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo (audio book, with kids)
  • God’s Bestseller by Brian Moynahan
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

2015

  • Knowledge and Christian Belief by Alvin Plantinga
  • Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Speechwriter by Barton Swaim
  • Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates
  • The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (read aloud to kids)
  • Washed and Waiting by Wesley Hill
  • The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward (DNF)
  • Culture Shift by R. Albert Mohler
  • Eat with Joy by Rachel Marie Stone
  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  • Little Red Guard by Wenguang Huang (audiobook)
  • Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin (audiobook)
  • What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? by Kevin DeYoung
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman (read aloud with kids)
  • The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
  • True Grit by Charles Portis
  • The World’s Largest Man by Harrison Scott Key
  • The Glass Cage by Nicholas Carr
  • The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis (read aloud with kids)
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • How (Not) to Be Secular by James K.A. Smith
  • The Odyssey by Homer (Robert Fagles, translator)
  • The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (read aloud with kids)
  • Luke by Philip Graham Ryken
  • The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
  • Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God by John Piper
  • The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald (read aloud with kids)
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • A Neglected Grace by Jason Helopoulos
  • Luke by Leon Morris
  • Exploring Reality by John Polkinghorne
  • Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
  • The Hospitality Commands by Alexander Strauch
  • The Christmas Plains by Joseph Bottum

2014

  • Empire of Bones by N.D. Wilson
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  • Pro Cycling on $10 a Day by Phil Gaimon
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (read aloud with kids)
  • The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (read aloud with kids)
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • True Grit by Charles Portis
  • Norwood by Charles Portis
  • Glitter Bomb by Aaron Belz
  • No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  • Wayfaring by Alan Jacobs
  • The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald (read aloud with kids)
  • The Locust Effect by Gary Haugen
  • The Black Box by Michael Connelly
  • Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
  • The Open Hearted Way to Open Adoption by Lori Holden
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Way Through Doors by Jesse Ball
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (read aloud with kids)
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Freedom from Fear by David M. Kennedy
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder (read aloud with kids)

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