Books I Read in 2005

– The Princes of Ireland – Edward Rutherford
– Gates of Fire – Steven Pressfield
– Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
– War of Words – Paul David Tripp
– Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation That’s Changing Your World – Hugh Hewitt


– The Broker – John Grisham
– The Great Divorce – CS Lewis
– Danger in the Shadows – Dee Henderson
– The Negotiator – Dee Henderson
– Good-bye, Mr. Chips – James Hilton
– Carry On, Mr. Bowditch – Jean Lee Latham


– Marva Collins’ Way – Marva Collins and Civia Tamarkin
– Girl Meets God – Lauren F. Winner
– Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books – Azar Nafisi
– Red Sky at Morning – Richard Bradford


– Saving Milly – Morton Kondracke
– When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy – John Piper
– Moloka’i – Alan Brennert
– Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer – Eugene H. Peterson


– The Little Preacher – Elizabeth Prentiss
– Mudhouse Sabbath – Lauren Winner
– Aunt Jane’s Hero – Elizabeth Prentiss
– The Perricone Prescription – Nicholas Perricone, MD
– Undaunted Courage – Stephen Ambrose


– Love and Honor – Randall Wallace
– Gilead – Marilynne Robinson
– 1776 – David McCullough
– For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men – Shaunti Feldhahn
– Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
– Real Sex – Lauren Winner
– The Gift of Fear – Gavin De Becker
– Kristin Lavrandsdatter: The Wreath – Sigrid Undset
– Persuasions – Douglas Wilson


– Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution – Jeff Shaara
– A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole


– Kristin Lavransdatter II: The Wife – Sigrid Undset
– The Closers – Michael Connelly


– The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky
– Practical Religion – JC Ryle
– The Twenty-One Balloons – William Pene du Bois
– The Virtues of War– Steven Pressfield


– The Surprising Power of Family Meals – Miriam Weinstein
– Bridget Jones’s Dairy – Helen Fielding
– Across Five Aprils – Irene Hunt
– The Robber and Me – Josef Holub
The Court of the Stone Children – Eleanor Cameron
– Kristin Lavransdatter III: The Cross – Sigrid Undset
– The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
– The Christian Life – Sinclair Ferguson


– Miserly Moms – Jonni McCoy
– Housekeeping – Marilynne Robinson
– The Grouchy Grammarian – Thomas Parrish
– Man in Black – Johnny Cash
– Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens – Paul Tripp


– Cash: The Autobiography – Johnny Cash
– A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens (I’ve read this before, but I just read it aloud to the PalmKids. A big hit!)
– The Thanatos Syndrome – Walker Percy
– Study Is Hard Work – William H. Armstrong
– Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers – Gordon Newufeld, Ph.D., and Gabor Mate, M.D.

My top ten favorite books of 2005, in no particular order, are:

1. Gates of Fire
2. The Great Divorce
3. Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer
4. Gilead
5. 1776
6. Kristin Lavrandsdatter: The Wreath
7. Moloka’i
8. Practical Religion
9. Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens
10. Girl Meets God

Every time you click on one of the Amazon links and make a purchase, a few pennies are passed along to me. They eventually add up and contribute to my book addiction. Thanks!

2 thoughts on “Books I Read in 2005

  1. I am blown away by all that you have read and all the variety. Do you own all those books? I am truly inspired by the depth and breadth. I am making my lists from what you have read. Just went to Covenant Seminary to purchase a few of your recommendations. I am sure I will end up throwing a “few” pennies your way to help you purchase some too. THANK YOU ANNE!

  2. Joanie, I’m always happy to point folks to good books, so thanks for your comment! No, I don’t own all the books. I’ve borrowed some from the library. So much of what I’ve read over the past ten years has been part of my homeschooling. Now that that season has passed and I’m working full time outside my home, I have much less time and energy to read.

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