Books I’ve Read

2017

January

#1 – The Cider House Rules by John Irving

February

#2 – Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

#3 – The Book of Bebb by Frederick Buechner

March

#4 – North and South by John Jakes

#5 – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

April

#6 – A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

#7 – The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

#8 – Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

May

#9 – The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket

#10 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

#11 – The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket

2016

January

#1 – 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

#2 – Grab by Blake Crouch

#3 – A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans

#4 – The Search by Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, & Bryan Konietzko

February

#5 – Against Football by Steve Almond

#6 – The Fortune Quilt by Lani Diane Rich

#7 – The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns

#8 – The Chimes by Charles Dickens

March

#9 – I Am Becoming by Propaganda

#10 – Lilies of the Field by William Edmund Barrett

#11 – Big City by Evan Puschak

#12 – Never Pray Again by Aric Clark, Doug Hagler, Nick Larson

#13 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

April

#14 – Carol/The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

#15 – Love Wins by Rob Bell

May

#16 – The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories by Hans Christian Andersen

#17 – Why We Write About Ourselves edited by Meredith Maran

#18 – Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

#19 – Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters

#20 – Lumberjanes: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters

#21 – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

#22 – Bible Adventures by Gabe Durham

June

#23 – Sending Christmas Cards to Huck & Hamlet by Joseph Mills

#24 – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

#25 – Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

#26 – Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

#27 – The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

#28 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

#29 – Harry Potter and the Millennials by Anthony Gierzynski

#30 – You Look Like That Girl by Lisa Jakub

July

#31 – Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

#32 – Macbeth by William Shakespeare

#33 – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

#34 – Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

#35 – Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

#36 – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

#37 – Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

August

#38 – The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

#39 – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne

#40 – The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket

#41 – Inside Prince Caspian by Devin Brown

#42 – Without You by Anthony Rapp

#43 – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

#44 – Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

September

#45 – Spud by John van de Ruit

#46 – Wicked by Gregory Maguire

#47 – The Sin of Certainty by Peter Enns

#48 – The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket

#49 – Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey

October

#50 – A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood

#51 – Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín

#52 – Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson

#53 – Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

November

#54 – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

#55 – Matchless by Gregory Maguire

#56 – The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

#57 – Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

December

#58 – Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

#59 – Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa

#60 – On Being Different by Merle Miller

#61 – The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

#62 – In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd

2015

January

#1 – Aslan’s Call by Mark Eddy Smith (review)

#2 – Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

#3 – Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd (review)

#4 – The Help by Kathryn Stockett

February

#5 – Beauty by Robin McKinley (review)

#6 – Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne Marie La Prince De Beaumont

#7 – We’re Getting On by James Kaelan

#8 – Inside Narnia: A Guide to the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Devin Brown (review)

#9 – The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter

March

#10 – Atticus by Ron Hansen (review)

#11 – Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle (review)

#12 – We the Animals by Justin Torres (review)

#13 – Mulan by Shiamin Kwa

April

#14 – The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry by Kathryn Petras & Ross Petras

#15 – Home by Marilynne Robinson (review)

May

#16 – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (review)

#17 – Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling

#18 – The Light in the Piazza by Elizabeth Spencer

#19 – Pray, Write, Grow by Ed Cyzewski

#20 – Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung

#21 – A Second Shot of Coffee with Jesus by David Wilkie (review)

June

#22 – Forever in Blue by Ann Brashers

#23 – White Whine by Streeter Seidell

#24 – Essentialism by Greg McKeown

#25 – The Parable of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by Nicole Rivera

#26 – In Real Life by Joey Graceffa

July

#27 – The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

#28 – Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

#29 – Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

#30 – Thinking in Circles by Mary Douglas

August

#31 – The Children are Free by Jeff Miner and John Tyler Connoley

September

#32 – The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

#33 – Do Over by Jon Acuff

#34 – The Turn of the Screw/The Aspern Papers by Henry James

#35 – My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

#36 – Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter by Nicole Rivera

#37 – Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

#38 – Once Upon a More Enlightened Time by James Finn Garner

#39 – Bless the Beast and Children by Glendon Swarthout

October

#40 – Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher

#41 – The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

#42 – Pastrix by Nadia Bolz-Weber

#43 – Larger Than Life by Jodi Picoult

November

#44 – The O’Henry Prize Stories edited by Laura Furman

#45 – When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson

#46 – The Pain of Others by Blake Crouch

#47 – The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

#48 – The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

#49 – It’s Not What You Think by Jefferson Bethke

#50 – A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin

#51 – Sunset Key by Blake Crouch

December

#52 – Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

#53 – Soul Music by Terry Pratchett

2014

January

#1 – The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner (review)

#2 – David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell (review)

#3 – The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig

#4 – Children’s Literature edited by Wendy Mass

#5 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald  

February

#6 – The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick (review)

#7 – Jesus & Religion by Jefferson Bethke

March

#8 – Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (review)

#9 – Washed & Waiting by Wesley Hill (review)

#10 – The Moviegoer by Walker Percy (review)

#11 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald  (review)

April

#12 – Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (listened)

#13 – Bambi by Felix Salten (review)

May

#14 – Coffee With Jesus by David Wilkie (review)

#15 – Love Does by Bob Goff (review)

#16 – Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner (review)

#17 – Something Under the Bed is Drooling by Bill Watterson (review)

#18 – Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo (review)

June

#19 – Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira (review)

#20 – Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan (review)

#21 – The Wisdom of Pixar by Robert Velarde (review)

July

#22 – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (review)

#23 – A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin (review)

#24 – Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (review)

August

#25 – A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin (review)

#26 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

(review) (reflection)

September

#27 – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen (review)

#28 – Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (review)

#29 – Soul Pancake by Rainn Wilson

#30 – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (film discussion #1) (film discussion #2)

#31 – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham (listened)

(film discussion #1) (film discussion #2)

#32 – Watching the Tree Limbs by Mary DeMuth (review)

October

#33 – Life of Pi by Yann Martel (review)

#34 – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

#35 – Harry Potter’s Bookshelf by John Granger (review)

#36 – The Gospel According to Disney by Mark I. Pinsky (review)

November

#37 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (review)

#38 – The Universe, Science, and God by Katie Lynn Daniels (review)

#39 – Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson (review)

#40 – The World According to Garp by John Irving (review)

#41 – Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen Dubner (review)

December

#42 – Saint Nicholas by Joe L. Wheeler (review)

#43 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (review)

#44 – Write Good or Die edited by Scott Nicholson

2013

January

#1 – The Anatomy School by Bernard MacLaverty (review)

#2 – The Walk by Richard Paul Evans (review)

#3 – The Good Life by Trip Lee (review)

#4 – Belle: The Charming Gift by Ellie O’Ryan (review)

February

#5 – Sprawl by Danielle Dutton (review)

#6 – The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (review)

#7 – Looking for Alaska by John Green (review)

#8 – October Baby by Eric Wilson (review)

March

#9 – East of Eden by John Steinbeck (review)

#10 – Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (review)

April

#11 – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges (review)

#12 – Mariette In Ecstasy by Ron Hansen (review)

#13 – The Death and Life of the Great American School System by Diane Ravitch (review)

May

#14 – Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller (review)

#15 – The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (review #1) (review #2)

#16 – Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson (review)

June

#17 – Why We Write edited by Meredith Maran (review)

#18 – Drops Like Stars by Rob Bell (review)

#19 – Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (review)

#20 – Sex God by Rob Bell (review)

July

#21 – Quitter by Jon Acuff (review)

#22 – Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell (review)

#23 – A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin (review)

#24 – Skellig by David Almond (review)

#25 – The Disappearance of Childhood by Neil Postman (review)

#26 – Torn by Justin Lee (review)

#27 – The Hogwarts Saga as Ring Composition and Ring Cycle by John Granger (review)

#28 – Jesus Wants to Save Christians by Rob Bell and Don Golden (review)

August

#29 – What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell (review)

#30 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (review) (reflection)

#31 – More or Less by Jeff Shinabarger (listened) (review)

September

#32 – Harry Potter for Nerds edited by Travis Prinzi (review)

#33 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (review)

#34 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (review)

#35 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (review)

October

#36 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (review)

#37 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (review)

#38 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (review)

#39 – Fantastic Mistakes by Neil Gaiman

#40 – Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

#41 – The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (review)

#42 – Sinners Welcome by Mary Karr

November

#43 – A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin (review)

December

#44 – The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (review)

#45 – Telling the Truth by Frederick Buechner (review)

#46 – Matilda by Roald Dahl (review)

#47 – Kit Learns a Lesson by Valerie Tripp (review)

#48 – Kit’s Surprise by Valerie Tripp (review)

#49 – Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (review)

#50 – Happy Birthday, Kit! by Valerie Tripp (review)

#51 – Kit Saves the Day by Valerie Tripp (review)

#52 – Changes for Kit by Valerie Tripp (review)

#53 – Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

#54 – The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (review)

2012

January

#1 Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (review)

#2 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (review)

#3 War Horse by Michael Morpurgo (review)

February

#4 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (review)

#5 Room by Emma Donoghue (review)

March

#6 A Separate Peace by John Knowles (review)

#7 The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (review)

#8 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (review)

April

#9 God Never Blinks by Regina Brett (review)

#10 Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (review)

May

#11 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (review)

#12 The Giver by Lois Lowry (review)

#13 Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (review)

#14 Holes by Louis Sachar (review)

#15 The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (review #1) (review #2)

June

#16 Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (review)

#17 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (review)

#18 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (review)

#19 African Folktales/Gassire’s Lute/Mwindo Epic

July

#20 The Wanderer by Sharon Creech (review)

#21 Meet Kit by Valerie Tripp (review)

#22 The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings (review)

#23 The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (review)

#24 La Luna by Enrico Casarosa (review)

#25 Faceless by Amma Darko (review)

#26 Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (review)

#27 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (review)

August

#28 The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (review)

#29 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (review)

#30 Disney Princess: Ariel – The Shimmering Star Necklace by Gail Herman (review)

#31 Disney Princess: Belle – The Mysterious Message by Kitty Richards (review)

#32 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (review) (reflection)

#33 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (review)

#34 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (review)

#35 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (review)

September

#36 Fireboat by Maira Kalman (review)

#37 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (review)

#38 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy (review)

#39 Harry Potter and the Order and the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (review)

#40 Here’s Lily by Nancy Rue (review)

#41 Coffeehouse Theology by Ed Cyzewski (review)

#42 Bat 6 by Virginia Wolff (review)

October

#43 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (review)

#44 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (review)

#45 The Shallows by Nicholas Carr (review)

#46 Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai (review)

#47 The Lost Art of Reading by David L. Ulin (review)

#48 Elizabeth Gail and the Mystery at Johnson Farm by Hilda Stahl (review)

November

#49 Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai (review)

#50 The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers (review)

END OF 50 BOOK CHALLENGE

#51 Ghosts of War by Ryan Smithson (review)

#52 The Wind Is My Mother by Bear Heart (review)

#53 How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer (review)

December

#54 Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (review)

#55 White Noise by Don DeLillo (review)

#56 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (review)

#57 Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts by Steve Turner (review)

#58 The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller (review)

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