Books I Read in 2004

This was the first year I kept a list of the books I’ve read. Here it is, in order:

– The Abolition of Man – C.S. Lewis
– The Passion of Jesus Christ – John Piper
– The South Beach Diet – Arthur Agatston
– Caravans – James A. Michener
– Don Quixote – Cervantes
– 100 Years of Healing – Evelyn E. Cook (published locally, a book about the Christian missionary/physicians to Hawaii)
– The Last Juror – John Grisham
– Mohawk – Richard Russo
– Peacemaking for Families – Ken Sande
– Emily of New Moon – L.M. Montgomery
– For Kirk and Covenant: The Stalwart Courage of John Knox – Douglas Wilson
– Sole Survivor: A Story of Record Endurance at Sea – Ruthanne Lum McCunn
– When Life and Beliefs Collide – Carolyn Custis James
– Mark Twain’s Letters from Hawaii
– The Lady and the Unicorn – Tracy Chevalier
– Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years – Rich Lowry
– Nobody’s Fool – Richard Russo
– The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
– Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man – David T. Hardy & Jason Clarke
– The Poet – Michael Connelly
– The Concrete Blonde – Michael Connelly
– The Black Echo – Michael Connelly
– The Jester – James Patterson
– Dutch Color – Douglas Jones
– Eats, Shoots & Leaves – Lynne Truss
– The Swiss Family Robinson – J.D. Wyss
– Blackthorn Winter – Douglas Wilson
– Sarah, Plain and Tall – Patricia MacLachlan
– Skylark – Patricia MacLachlan
– Sarah’s New World – Colleen L. Reece
– Worldly Saints: The Puritans as They Really Were – Leland Ryken
– For the Children’s Sake – Susan Schaeffer MacAuley
– Who Killed Homer?: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom – Victor Davis Hanson & John Heath
– Night of Rain and Stars – Maeve Binchy
– Duncan’s War – Douglas Bond
– At the Sign of the Sugared Plum – Mary Hooper
– Purgatory – Jeffrey Archer
– West of Kabul, East of New York – Tamim Ansary
– A Prison Diary – Jeffrey Archer
– The Devil Knows Latin – E. Christian Kopff
– I Am Charlotte Simmons – Tom Wolfe
– Interior Desecrations – James Lileks
– Climbing Parnassus: A New Apologia for Greek and Latin – Tracy Lee Simmons (I’ll finish this book tonight)

I read some of the above books for homeschooling — pre-reading them before I assigned them to my children. I highly recommend Dutch Color,Blackthorn Winter, and Duncan’s War for children ages 8 to 12 or so.

My top five favorites of the list above are, in no particular order:
– Don Quixote
– Who Killed Homer?
– Climbing Parnassus: A New Apologia for Greek and Latin
– When Life and Beliefs Collide
– Peacemaking for Families

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