she reads

i can make a good list.  and a few years ago i started making lists of the books i wanted to read over the coming year.  i don’t always follow the list but it gives me some guidance when i’m standing in the stacks at the library wondering what in the world i should open next.

fifty two fifty two/52 books in one year is an even more ambitious project that is intriguing me, but we might just have to see about that one.

here is the list so far.  the fiction part of the list is always a bit short because that is the one area i end up doing a fairly good job of picking at random over the course of the year.

i have read a couple of these before and there are several on the list that i started over the past year and then for some reason set aside.  here’s hoping i can check them off this year.

2010 Book List

The Architecture of Happiness – Alain de Botton
Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Sacred – Philip Bess

Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror – Michael Scheuer
A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship – Ron Paul
Economics in One Lesson – Henry Hazlitt

Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy – Matthew Scully
Moveable Feasts: From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat – Sarah Murray

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work – Matthew B. Crawford
Tending the Heart of Virture: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination – Vigen Guroian
Homeschool: An American History – Milton Gaither

A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to Face With Modern-Day Slavery – E. Benjamin Skinner
Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, and Truth in the Immigration Debate – Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang

Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
Peacemaking Women: Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict – Tara Klena Barthel and Judy Dabler
Real Love for Real Life: The Art and Work of Caring – Andi Ashworth
The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God – John Frame
Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling – Andy Crouch
Counterfeit Gods – Tim Keller
Prodigal God – Tim Keller
Idols of the Heart – Elyse Fitzpatrick

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
The Instance of the Fingerpost – Iain Pears
Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout
The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Agatha Christie

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5 thoughts on “she reads

  1. somewhere john frame is smiling. 🙂

    hey, if i may: add some thomas sowell. what a wise man. applied economics was recently reprinted. i’ll send you and omie housing boom and bust (an amplified essay, really, but well worth the few hours of reading).

    the list looks great.

  2. i had some of those on my list from this year.
    i think orthodoxy is the only one i started. i have yet to finish. it will be my goal to finish in 2010. i re-read jane eyre last year and forgot how much i loved it!

  3. bright and blithe – do you have a list?? “prodigal god” is one of the ones i’ve started a few times, even gotten a bit of the way through, and then life happened and books got pushed aside.

    lindsay – i got the idea from you 😉 we can think of the links like a christmas present for others…

    kelli – i wanted to read his “doctrine of the christian life” but omar and i figured i’d been out of “frame world” long enough that reading this would be a good refresher. (that and it’s shorter than “the doctrine of god”) 😉

    kathy – you should post a list…do you have a list??

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