Booklist 2012 Update

Here’s my March 30 – May 10 list.
  1. The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion by Tim Challies
  2. Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian
  3. From Fear to Freedom: Living as Sons and Daughters of God by Rose Marie Miller
  4. The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton
  5. A Lesson in Secrets (Maisie Dobbs #8) by Jacqueline Winspear
  6. The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
  7. A Woman of Consequence by Anna Dean
  8. A Rather Lovely Inheritance by C.A. Belmond
  9. A Matter of Honour by Jeffery Archer
  10. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard
  11. The High King by Alexander Lloyd
  12. The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
  13. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West
  14. The Crab with the Golden Claws by Herge
  15. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  16. The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
  17. The Shining by Stephen King
  18. Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
  19. Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
  20. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  21. The Trophy Wives Club by Kristin Billerbeck
  22. Elegy for Eddie (Maisie Dobbs #9) by Jacqueline Winspear
  23. Angels Flight by Michael Connelly
  24. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

I am sure I will post more about this soon, but I can tell you now that THE book I will be recommending this year is Jesus + Nothing = Everything. It is incredible. Everyone needs to go read it now.

A few other notes:

  1.  I do not understand why people liked The Red Tent. I hated it, and not just because of the historical hogwash and theological heresy and all that jazz. But those were extraordinary turn-offs too.
  2. The Shining is not scary. Disturbing, yes.
  3. Speaking of disturbing, Saving Fish from Drowning was a bit disturbing. But mostly just weird. I like old-school Amy Tan fiction better. Her memoir about writing is fantastic though.
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