What I Read in 2011


~ Island of the World – Michael D. O’Brien

~ My Reading Life – Pat Conroy

~ Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand

~ A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles – Thomas Sowell

~ His Word in My Heart: Memorizing Scripture for a Closer Walk With God – Janet Pope

~ One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are – Ann Voskamp

~ The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck


~ About Grace: A Novel – Anthony Doerr

~ Church History in Plain Language – Bruce L. Shelley

~ The Godly Man’s Picture – Thomas Watson


~ A Question of Upbringing – Anthony Powell

~ All Over but the Shoutin’ – Rick Bragg

~ The Secrets of Rome: Love & Death in the Eternal City – Corrado Augias

~ Think: The Life of the Mind & the Love of God – John Piper

~ Basics for Believers: An Exposition of Philippians – D.A. Carson


~ Paradise Lost – John Milton (from the Norton Anthology of English Literature)

~ Hannah Coulter – Wendell Berry

~ You Never Stop Being a Parent: Thriving in Relationship with Your Adult Children – Jim Newheiser & Elyse Fitzpatrick

~ Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word – Kathleen Buswell Nielson

~ Do the Work – Steven Pressfield


~ The Rape of the Lock – Alexander Pope (from the Norton Anthology of English Literature)

~ Rome: The Biography of a City – Christopher Hibbert

~ Trusting God Through Tears: A Story to Encourage – Jehu Thomas Burton

~ The Digital Photography Book, Vol. 1 – Scott Kelby

~ Jayber Crow: A Novel – Wendell Berry

~ Minding Frankie – Maeve Binchy

~ The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis – Alan Jacobs


~ Scaramouche – Rafael Sabatini

~ Marriage Matters:  Extraordinary Change Through Ordinary Moments – Winston T. Smith

~ The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture – David Mamet

~ Looking for the King – David Downing

~ Whisper on the Wind – Maureen Lang


~ Son of Hamas – Ron Brackin & Mosab Hassan Yousef

~ The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever – Pierre Dukan

~A Praying Life: Connecting With God in a Distracting World – Paul A. Miller

~ Villette – Charlotte Brontë


~ Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliott – Elisabeth Elliott

~ The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

~ The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe

~ The View from Saturday – E.L. Konigsburg

~ Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life – Brian Steven Borgman

~ Tortured for Christ – Richard Wurmbrand


~ Little Bee: A Novel – Chris Cleave

~ The Hour I First Believed: A Novel – Wally Lamb

~ Belle Prater’s Boy – Ruth White

~ Gospel Meditations for Women – Chris Anderson & Joe Tyrpak

~ Where the Broken Heart Still Beats: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker – Carolyn Meyer

~ Crazy Lady! – Jane Leslie Conly

~ Contentment: A Godly Woman’s Adornment – Lydia Brownback


~ The Grace of Repentance – Sinclair Ferguson

~ Julie of the Wolves – Jean Craighead George

~ King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa – Adam Hochschild

~ The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance – Russell Roberts

~ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

~ The Day They Came to Arrest the Book – Nat Hentoff

~ Up From Slavery – Booker T. Washington


~ My Ántonia – Willa Cather

~ Bud, Not Buddy – Christopher Paul Curtis

~ Eternity in Their Hearts – Don Richardson


I’ve read a lot this month but have finished not a single book!

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