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

Understanding Exposure – Bryan Peterson

Learning to See Creatively – Bryan Peterson

What the Dog Saw:  And Other Adventures – Malcolm Gladwell

Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy – Matthew Scully

Eating for Beginners – Melanie Rehak

Moveable Feasts: From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat – Sarah Murray

Read Food For Mother and Baby – Nina Planck

My Life in France – Julia Child

Ciao, America – Beppe Severgnini

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work – Matthew B. Crawford

100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum – Cathy Duffy

A Thomas Jefferson Education – Oliver DeMille

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 – G.K. Chesterton

Sabbath – Dan Allender

The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy and Woman’s Work – Kathleen Norris

The Art of Family: Rituals, Imagination, and Everyday Spirituality – Gina Bria

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

Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family – David and Renee Sanford

Church-Planting is For Wimps – Mike McKinley
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

Same Kind of Different As Me – Ron Hall and Denver Moore

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate DiCamillo

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – Jamie Ford

Little Bee – Chris Cleave

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played With Fire – Stieg Larsson

The Vintage Caper – Peter Mayle

La’s Orchestra Saves the World – Alexander McCall Smith

The Swan Thieves – Elizabeth Kostova

Jane Eyre
– Charlotte Bronte

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane – Katherine Howe

The Cookbook Collector – Allegra Goodman

Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout

The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Agatha Christie


6 thoughts on “2010 book list

  1. Hi Kate,
    I wondered what the main point was of the book you read on immigration. That is a big issue out in Phoenix right now (where my daughter Cari is). Would the author support arresting illegals as a matter of justice–or would he consider it a matter of compassion to let them work and raise their families? /Carol Brandt

    1. hi carol – i would really recommend the book, regardless of one’s position on the issue. the authors give a great explanation of the history of our unfortunate immigration policies and are advocates for immigration reform. i also appreciate their use of scripture. as for dealing with current illegal immigrants…they would definitely come down on the side of compassion. this book has really encouraged me to think through the issue more and more. i don’t agree with everything they propose but it really was a good read.

  2. Oh, Kate! I’ve never noticed this page and I’m totally going to copy you and keep a book page on my blog. Great idea!

  3. I just found this page after recommending your blog to my sister-in-law who was looking for book ideas. So many I would like to read- thanks for the list!

  4. I have a book recommendation…it’s called Switch, How to change when change is hard…my sister recommended it to me and I really enjoyed it!
    Which books were your favorites this on this list?

  5. I just finished reading A Thomas Jefferson Education, I think it is very interesting and seems to have similar ideas as Classical Conversations. In the Challenge group which includes mostly high school aged students, they read classics and discuss them at length. I am a little apprehensive to throw out our math books and wait until my kids are interested, I don’t think I’m willing to follow that part of his philosophy but I did photocopy the book list at the end and will be reading these to my kids this next year. Thanks for the recommendation!

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