Books I Read in 2008

JANUARY

Lone Survivor:The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 – Marcus Lutrell
A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger Than You – Paul David Tripp
Macbeth – Shakespeare (for Omnibus II)
A Student’s Guide to Economics – Paul Heyne
Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity – John Stossel

FEBRUARY

Winning His Spurs – G.A. Henty (for Omnibus II)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – J.R.R. Tolkien (for Omnibus II)
No Country for Old Men – Cormac McCarthy
Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling – James W. Sire
The Two Towers – J.R.R. Tolkien (for Omnibus II)

MARCH

Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life – Harry Mount
Henry V – Shakespeare (for Omnibus II)
My Name Is Loa – Dorothea N. Buckingham
A Walk with Jane Austen: A Journey into Adventure, Love & Faith – Lori Smith
Sister Bernadette’s Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences – Kitty Burns Florey

APRIL

Proverbs: The Ways of Wisdom – Kathleen Buswell Nielson
A Prisoner of Birth – Jeffrey Archer
The Divine Comedy: Hell – Dante Alighieri (for Omnibus II)
Moment of Truth in Iraq – Michael Yon

MAY

The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School – Neil Postman
The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien (for Omnibus II)
The Bondage of the Will – Martin Luther (for Omnibus II)
Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading – Eugene H. Peterson
Omnibus II – Douglas Wilson & G. Tyler Fischer

JUNE

The Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs – John Foxe (for Omnibus III)
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley (for Omnibus III)
Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning – Robert Littlejohn & Charles T. Evans

JULY

Hard Fighting Soldier: Finding God in Trials, Tragedies, and Triumphs – Chette Williams
Exodus – Leon Uris
The Seven Laws of Teaching – John Milton Gregory

AUGUST

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (I read it in high school, and just read it again for Omnibus III)
The Westminster Confession of Faith -( for Omnibus III)

SEPTEMBER

Pontius Pilate : A Novel – Paul L. Maier
Do Hard Things – Alex & Brett Harris
Of Plymouth Plantation – William Bradford (for Omnibus III)

OCTOBER

Imperium – Robert Harris
The Social Contract – Jean-Jacques Rousseau (for Omnibus III)

NOVEMBER

The Bone Box – Bob Hostetler
The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30) – Mark Bauerlein
The Autobiography of Charles G. Finney (for Omnibus III)
The Romans: An Introduction – Antony Kamm

DECEMBER

– The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe (for Omnibus III)
Empire of Lies – Andrew Klavan
Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health – Donald S. Whitney
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain

MY FAVORITES:

I’m going to narrow it down to 10, in no particular order:

1. A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger Than You by Paul David Tripp

2. Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling by James W. Sire

3. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

4. The Seven Laws of Teaching – John Milton Gregory

5. Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations – Alex & Brett Harris

6. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30) by Mark Bauerlein

7. Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Lutrell

8. No Country for Old Men – Cormac McCarthy

9. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

10. Pontius Pilate: A Novel by Paul L. Maier

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