Books I Read in 2009

Here’s what I read in 2009:

JANUARY

~ Elizabeth Prentiss: More Love to Thee – Sharon James
~ The Soul of A Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection – Michael Ruhlman
~ Reflections on the Revolution in France – Edmund Burke (for Omnibus III)

FEBRUARY

~ Killer Angels – Michael Shaara (for Omnibus III)

MARCH

~ Christianity and Liberalism – J. Gresham Machen (for Omnibus III)
~ The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway (for Omnibus III)
~ The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (for Omnibus III)
~ Animal Farm – George Orwell (for Omnibus III)
~ From Fear to Freedom: Living as Sons and Daughters of God – Rose Marie Miller

APRIL

~ The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (for Omnibus III)
~ Stepping Heavenward – Elizabeth Prentiss (a re-read)
~ Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller (for Omnibus III)
~ The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
~ Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture – Gene Edward Veith, Jr. (for Omnibus III)

MAY

~ Legends of the Fall – Jim Harrison
~ 1984 – George Orwell (for Omnibus III)
~ A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
~ How Should We Then Live? – Francis A. Schaeffer (for Omnibus III)
~ Honolulu: A Novel – Alan Brennert

JUNE

~ Pompeii – Robert Harris
~ Heart and Soul – Maeve Binchy
~ Dynamite Road – Andrew Klavan
~ The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30) – Mark Bauerlein (I read this last year, but it’s assigned reading this summer for the teachers in our secondary school and definitely worth a second look. My initial thoughts on it are here.)

JULY

~ Knowing God – J.I. Packer
~ Nero – Jacob Abbott
~ The Courage To Be Protestant: Truth-lovers, Marketers, and Emergents in the Postmodern World – David Wells
~ Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom – Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey

AUGUST

~ Teacher Man – Frank McCourt
~ The Art of Teaching – Gilbert Highet

SEPTEMBER

~ Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie

OCTOBER

~ Dear John – Nicholas Sparks
~ Cat O’Nine Tales: And Other Stories – Jeffrey Archer
~ The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization – Diana West

NOVEMBER

~ An Educated Choice: Advice for Parents of College-Bound Students – Frank A. Brock
~ South of Broad – Pat Conroy
~ The Iliad – Homer (translated by Richmond Lattimore)
~ Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life – Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
~ The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett

DECEMBER

~ Troilus and Cressida – William Shakespeare

My top five of the year, the ones I looked forward to picking up and settling down with the most, in no particular order:

~
The Soul of a Chef
~ The Kite Runner
~ A Thousand Splendid Suns
~ The Art of Teaching
~ South of Broad

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