Books I Read in 2010

JANUARY

~ Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter – Thomas Cahill
~ The Bacchae – Euripides
~ Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity – David Allen
~ What Is a Healthy Church Member? – Thabiti M. Anyabwile
~ Republic – Plato

FEBRUARY

~ Augustus Caesar’s World – Genevieve Foster
~ Art and the Bible – Francis A. Schaeffer
~ The War With Hannibal – Livy (selections)

MARCH

~ The Lost World – Arthur Conan Doyle
~ Get Outta My Face! How To Reach Angry, Unmotivated Teens With Biblical Counsel – Rick Horne
~ Antony and Cleopatra – Shakespeare
~ The Blind Side – Michael Lewis

APRIL

~ Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas – Jules Verne
~ The Annals of Imperial Rome – Tacitus
~ Eclogues and Georgics – Virgil
~ Phantastes – George MacDonald

MAY

~ In the Beginning Was the Word:  Language, A God-Centered Approach – Vern Sheridan Poythress

JUNE

~ Punic Wars & Culture Wars:  Christian Essays on History and Teaching – Ben House
~ Blonde:  A Novel – Joyce Carol Oates

JULY

~ Peace Like a River – Leif Enger
~ The Overton Window – Glenn Beck
~ The Help – Kathryn Stockett
~ Practical Theology for Women: How Knowing God Makes a Difference in Our Daily Lives – Wendy Horger Alsup
~ That Old Cape Magic – Richard Russo

AUGUST

~ Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome – Robert Harris
~ Nine Dragons – Michael Connelly
~ Face of Betrayal – Lis Wiehl

SEPTEMBER

~ The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
~ Anna of Byzantium – Tracy Barrett

OCTOBER

~ The Vikings – Virginia Schomp
~ So Brave, Young, and Handsome – Leif Enger
~ More Than Dates & Dead People:  Recovering a Christian View of History – Stephen Mansfield
~ Home – Marilynne Robinson
~ War – Sebastian Junger

NOVEMBER

~ Johannes Gutenberg: Inventor of the Printing Press – Fran Rees
~ New York: The Novel – Edward Rutherfurd
~ The Betrayal: A Novel on John Calvin – Douglas Bond

DECEMBER

~ The Confession: A Novel – John Grisham
~ The Plague – Albert Camus

It was a good reading year for me.  I found some new (to me) authors, and I had time to read for pleasure.  My fairy godfriend gave me a Kindle, and I remain surprised at how much I love it.  It has made travel easier, and I love the highlighting ability.

Here are my top 5, in no particular order:

1. Phantastes – George MacDonald

2. Punic Wars & Culture Wars:  Christian Essays on History and Teaching – Ben House

3. The Help – Kathryn Stockett

4. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

5. Peace Like a River – Leif Enger

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