Book Pile

I've been working my way through the tower of books teetering off the antique writing desk that serves as my nightstand.  Working my way through reading and working my way through the thoughts and learnings each title provokes.

When I first started this blog in 2006 one of my goals was to nurture a forum that kept me accountable for the cultural goods I consume.  Of course, I didn't really know then to articulate the goal in those terms.  The truth dawns gradually.

Every new year, I consider making a number goal for books read in the coming twelve months.  It's never a good idea; rather takes away the enjoyment of arriving at December 31 and tallying up titles from the previous year.  Feels like an accomplishment no matter the number.  

Hope you enjoy!

To see my reading list from 2015 (so far), click here.

To see my reading list from 2014, click here.

To see my reading list from 2013, click here.

To see my reading list from 2012, click here.

To see my reading list from 2011, click here.

To see book reviews from 2008 - 2014, click here.

Top 15 life-changing books since I started this blog (2008):

  1. A Timbered Choir by Wendell Berry, click here
  2. The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor, click here
  3. The Challenge of Easter by N.T. Wright, click here
  4. Practice Resurrection by Eugene Peterson, click here
  5. The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer, click here
  6. For the Beauty of the Church edited by W. David O. Taylor, click here
  7. The Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon, click here
  8. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and An American Childhood  and The Writing Life by Annie Dillard, click here
  9. The Pastor: A Memoir by Eugene Peterson, click here
  10. A Ring of Endless Light,  A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle, click here & here 
  11. Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling by Andy Crouch, click here
  12. Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orlund, click here
Go here for a list of a few of the books that shepherded us toward confirmation in the Anglican church:  On Becoming Anglican.

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