What I’m Reading in 2013

This is my tenth year of keeping a list of what I’ve read. It’s a helpful reference for me, and I hope that it encourages you to check some of these books out. I love to hear what you’re reading, too, so please leave a comment with your suggestions!

JANUARY

~ The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy – Tim Keller (this is a re-read)
~ The Blessing Book – Linda Dillow
~ Learning to Pray Through the Psalms – James W. Sire
~ Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin – Leon Uris

FEBRUARY

~ The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great – Benjamin Merkle
~ Trusting God Even When Life Hurts – Jerry Bridges
~ Shotgun Alley – Andrew Klavan

MARCH

~ Choosing Forgiveness: Your Journey to Freedom – Nancy Leigh DeMoss
~ The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert – Rosaria Butterfield
~ Christ Within Me: Prayers and Meditations from the Anglo-Saxon Tradition – Benedicta Ward, editor
~ Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph – Dennis Prager
~ Anglo-Saxon Christianity: Exploring the Earliest Roots of Christian Spirituality in England – Paul Cavill
~ Courageous – Randy Alcorn

APRIL

~ Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin – Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
~ Your Book of Anglo-Saxon England – David Jones
~ Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery – Eric Metaxas
~ The Hole In Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness – Kevin DeYoung

MAY

~ Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman – Beth Moore
~ Setting Their Hope in God: Biblical Intercession for Your Children – Andrew Case
~ When He Leaves: Help and Hope for Hurting Wives – Kari West & Noelle Quinn
~ The Orator’s Education: Volume I – Quintilian

JUNE

~ The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life – Rod Dreher
~ Praying With the Psalms: A Year of Daily Prayers and Reflections on the Words of David – Eugene H. Peterson
~ Institutions of Divine and Secular Learning and On the Soul – Cassiodorus
~ The New Creationism – Paul Garner
~ Ireland – Frank Delaney

JULY

~ Psalms: Songs Along the Way – Kathleen Buswell Nielson
~ Martianus Capella and the Seven Liberal Arts – William Harris Stahl
~ The Envy of Angels: Cathedral Schools and Social Ideals in Medieval Europe, 950-1200 – C. Stephen Jaeger
~ The Devil in Pew Number Seven: A True Story – Rebecca Nichols Alonzo
~ The Beak of the Finch – Jonathan Weiner
~ The Ghost – Robert Harris
~ The Law of Kindness: Serving With Hearts and Hands – Mary Beeke
~ The Metalogicon: A 12th-Century Defense of the Verbal and Logical Arts of The Trivium – John of Salisbury
~ Why Evolution Is True – Jerry A. Coyne

AUGUST

~ Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth – Jonathan Wells
~ Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning – Robert Littlejohn & Charles T. Evans (this is a re-read)
~Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning: An Approach to Distinctly Christian Education – Doug Wilson (this is a re-read)
~ Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent – N.D. Wilson
~ Proverbs: Wisdom That Works – Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr.
~ Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution – David F. Prindle
~ A Darwinian Left: Politics, Evolution, and Cooperation – Peter Singer

SEPTEMBER

~ Galahad at Blandings – P.G. Wodehouse
~ The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions
~ Ghosts of Manhattan: A Novel – Douglas Brunt
~ The Time Keeper – Mitch Albom
~ Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative – Austin Kleon
~ Christians Get Depressed Too – David Murray
~ The Mark of the Assassin – Daniel Silva

OCTOBER

~ The Road – Cormac McCarthy
~ How To Be Free From Bitterness and Other Essays on Christian Relationships ~ Jim Wilson
~ The Reversal – Michael Connelly
~ The Racketeer – John Grisham

NOVEMBER

Yikes! I did read this month, but I didn’t finish a thing!

DECEMBER

~ A Godward Life: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life – John Piper
~ The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life – Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander
~ Broken Vows: Divorce & the Goodness of God – John Greco
~ Anxiety: Anatomy and Cure – Robert W. Kellemen
~ Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas – edited by Nancy Guthrie
~ Liar’s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street – Michael Lewis
~ And the Mountains Echoed: A Novel – Khaled Hosseini

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One thought on “What I’m Reading in 2013

  1. I really enjoy booklists! Thank you for sharing yours. I scribbled several in my journal to ready the look out.
    I am reading a lot of C.S. Lewis this year. I think Prince Caspian is my favorite. You might like: For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy by Alexander Schmemann given your Anglo-Saxon selections. I truly enjoyed it and was delighted to find clarity is such deep beautiful explanations.
    Happy Book Hunting, Reading and the Like,
    Grace, Peace and Joy,
    jojo

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