Books I Read in 2007

Here’s my 2007 list. It looks longer than it really is because as I worked through reading the Bible in a year, I included each of its books as I finished.

January

– Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book – Walker Percy
– The Oresteia – Aeschylus (for Omnibus I)
– When the Darkness Will Not Lift – John Piper
– Jack: A Life of C.S. Lewis – George Sayer
– Ezra – (in reading through the Bible)
– The Case For Classical Christian Education – Douglas Wilson
– Isaiah – (for Omnibus I)
– Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (For TBR Challenge)
– An Assembly Such as This: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman – Pamela Aidan
– Nehemiah – (in reading through the Bible)
– Jeremiah – (for Omnibus I)
– Obadiah, Joel, Amos, and Jonah (for Omnibus I)
– Matthew (in reading through the Bible)
– Acts (in reading through the Bible)
– Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother – Carolyn Mahaney
– Proverbs

February

– Duty and Desire: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman – Pamela Aidan
– Esther – (in reading through the Bible)
– The Weight of Glory – C.S. Lewis
– Sophocles I – (for Omnibus I)
– Damsels in Distress – Martha Peace
– The Last Days of Socrates – Plato (for Omnibus I)
– Mark (in reading through the Bible)
– Romans (in reading through the Bible)
– Depression — A Stubborn Darkness – Ed Welch (TBR Challenge)
– Genesis (in reading through the Bible)

March

– The Lively Art of Writing – Lucile Vaughan Payne
– 1 Corinthians (in reading through the Bible)
– Peacemaking Women – Tara Klena Barthel and Judy Dabler (our women’s study finished this up tonight, so it’s my second time through this wonderful book)
– The Early History of Rome – Livy (for Omnibus I)
– These Three Remain: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman – Pamela Aidan
– The Unaborted Socrates – Peter Kreeft (for Omnibus I)
– Luke (in reading through the Bible)
– Job (in reading through the Bible)
– 2 Corinthians (in reading through the Bible)
– My Losing Season – Pat Conroy (for TBR Challenge)

April

– Exodus (in reading through the Bible)
– John
– Galatians
– Ephesians
– Philippians
– Colossians
– 1 Thessalonians
– 2 Thessalonians
– 1 Timothy
– 2 Timothy
– Leviticus
– Titus
– Ecclesiastes
– Philemon
– The Aeneid – Virgil (for Omnibus I)
– Julius Caesar – Shakespeare (I read it in high school but read it again for Omnibus I)

May

– Whitethorn Woods – Maeve Binchy
– Song of Solomon – (in reading through the Bible)
– The Screwtape Letters – CS Lewis (I read it years ago but read it again for Omnibus I)
– Hebrews – in reading through the Bible
– The Hospitality Commands – Alexander Strauch
– North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell (For TBR Challenge)
– James – (in reading through the Bible)
– 1 Peter
– 2 Peter
– Love Is a Wild Assault – Elithe Hamilton Kirkland
– Speaking Truth in Love – David Powlison
– Numbers
– 1 John
– 2 John
– 3 John
– Jude
– Feminine Appeal – Carolyn Mahaney (read it again for a ladies’ Bible study)
– Flight Path – Janie Buck & Mary Lou Davis
– From Fear to Love – Yvette Parsons

June

– Revelation – (in reading through the Bible)
– Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe (for TBR Challenge)
– Eusebius: The Church History (for Omnibus II)

July

– Deuteronomy – (in reading through the Bible)
– Isaiah – (in reading through the Bible)
– The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment – Jeremiah Burroughs (for TBR Challenge)
– Confessions – St. Augustine (for Omnibus II)
– On the Incarnation – St. Athanasius (for Omnibus II)
– Psalms – (in reading through the Bible)
– A Grief Observed – C.S. Lewis (for TBR Challenge)
– Joshua – (in reading through the Bible)
– Matthew – (in reading through the Bible)

August

– Mark – (in reading through the Bible)
– Study Is Hard Work – William H. Armstrong
– False Impression – Jeffrey Archer
– Judges – (in reading through the Bible)
– Ruth – (in reading through the Bible)
– Acts – (in reading through the Bible)
– There Are No Shortcuts – Rafe Esquith
– The Closing of the American Mind – Allan Bloom (for TBR Challenge)
– Austenland – Shannon Hale
– The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien (for Omnibus II) – My third time through this one
– Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire – Rafe Esquith
– Jeremiah – (in reading through the Bible)
– Romans – (in reading through the Bible)
– Ecclesiastical History of the English People – Bede (for Omnibus II)

September

– The Rule of St. Benedict (for Omnibus II)
– John Dewey & The Decline of American Education – Henry T. Edmondson III
– 1 Samuel (in reading through the Bible)
– 1 Corinthians (in reading through the Bible)
– The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien (for Omnibus II)
– Beowulf – Seamus Heaney, editor (for Omnibus II)
– 2 Corinthians (in reading through the Bible)
– 2 Samuel (in reading through the Bible)
– Galatians (in reading through the Bible)

October

– The Nine Tailors – Dorothy Sayers (for Omnibus II)
– The Song of Roland – translated by Dorothy Sayers (for Omnibus II)
– Ephesians (in reading through the Bible)
– Philippians (in reading through the Bible)
– Leepike Ridge – N.D. Wilson
– Colossians (in reading through the Bible)
– Ezekiel (in reading through the Bible)
– The Dragon and the Raven – G.G. Henty (for Omnibus II)
– 1 Thessalonians (in reading through the Bible)
– 2 Thessalonians
– 1 Kings
– The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai – John Tayman
– 1 Timothy (in reading through the Bible)
– Daniel
– The Giver – Lois Lowry (for TBR Challenge)

November

– 2 Timothy (in reading through the Bible)
– Titus
– Philemon
– 2 Kings
– Hosea
– Joel
– A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier – Ishmael Beah
– The Water Is Wide – Pat Conroy
– Hebrews
– Amos
– Obadiah
– Psalms
– The History of the Kings of Britain – Geoffrey of Monmouth (for Omnibus II)
– James
– Jonah
– 1 Peter

December

– 1 Chronicles (in reading through the Bible in a year)
– 2 Peter
– Micah
– Battling Unbelief: Defeating Sin With Superior Pleasure — study guide
– The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood – Howard Pyle (for Omnibus II)
– 1 John
– 2 John
– 3 John
– Jude
– Nahum
– Habakkuk
– Luke
– Zephaniah
– Haggai
– A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare (for Omnibus II)
– Zechariah
– Bridge of Sighs – Richard Russo
– Malachi
– 2 Chronicles
– John
– Revelation
– The Bible
– For the Love of God: A Daily Companion for Discovering the Riches of God’s Word – D.A. Carson
– The Complete Father Brown – G.K. Chesterton (for TBR Challenge)
– Realms of Gold: The Classics in Christian Perspective – Leland Ryken

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