Posts tagged ‘annual book list’

May 11, 2012

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.
March 29, 2012

2012 Thus Far

I read a lot, as those of you who know me are fully aware. So far, this is my list for this year as of right now.

1. Basket Case by Carl Hiaassen
2. The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander
3. Cold Case Squad by Edna Buchanan
4. Tintin and the Picaros by Herge
5. The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life: Psalms 1-12 by Dale Ralph Davis
6. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
7. Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander
8. Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs #6) by Jacqueline Winspear
9. It Could Be Any One of Us: A Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
10. The Curious Savage: A Comedy in Three Acts by John Patrick
11. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
12. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
13. Alph Art by Herge
14. The Secret of the Unicorn by Herge
15. Red Rackham’s Treasure by Herge
16. Live Wire by Harlan Coben
17. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
18. The Mapping of Love and Death (Maisie Dobbs #7) by Jacqueline Winspear
19. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
20. First Patient by Michael Palmer
21. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
22. The 7th Month by Lisa Gardner
23. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
24. The Freedom Writers Diary edited by Erin Gruwell
25. We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals by Gillian Gill
26. Why We Aren’t Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck
27. Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck
28. The Envy of Eve by Melissa B. Kruger
29. A Quest for More by Paul David Tripp
30. The Organized Heart by Staci Eastin