Sunday, January 01, 2012

Books Read in 2011 (Allison)

  • Jayber Crow
  • Mere Churchianity
  • Madison House
  • Leepike Ridge
  • Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality
  • By the Pricking of My Thumbs
  • The Scriptures, the Cross, and the Power of God: Reflections for Holy Week
  • The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis
  • The Case for Classical Christian Education
  • When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling
  • Out of the Silent Planet
  • Perelandra
  • Simple Church: Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples
  • Son of Laughter
  • Many Waters
  • That Hideous Strength
  • The Power of Words
  • 1776
  • Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Disciplines
  • The Pressure's Off: There's a New Way to Live
  • Her Fearful Symmetry
  • The Help
  • Hoping for Something Better: Refusing to Settle for Life as Usual
  • The Politically Correct Guide to American History 

  • Though not quite the least number of books since we've been keeping track, 24 is still below my average. I'm seeing a trend, here:

    2004: 40
    2005: 47 (I count grad school and beginning teaching for padding my numbers that year.)
    2006: 35
    2007: 34
    2008: 36
    2009: 21
    2010: 23

    I am on a slight upswing, so that's progress! (And if you're curious, I linked to all the past lists.)

    Favorite first reads from 2011: Jayber Crow, Simple Church, and The Narnian

    Favorite re-reads: The Case for Classical Christian Education and Mudhouse Sabbath

    Best fiction not by Wendell Berry that I liked so much I read it again this year: The Help

    They all deserve a post, or at least a paragraph, of their own. Someday.

    1 comment:

    1. so this inspires me to keep a record of the books that i read this year. i always have a book with me, but to be honest, i have never kept track of what i read each year. one book so far:)