Books Read in 2011


A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz, not reviewed.
A Novel Idea: Everything You Need to Know about Writing Inspirational Fiction, reviewed here.
Beyond Suffering: Discovering the Message of Job by Layton Talbert, reviewed here. Excellent.
Boyhood and Beyond: Practical Wisdom for Becoming a Man by Bob Schultz, read with my youngest son reviewed here.
By Searching: My Journey Through Doubt Into Faith by Isobel Kuhn, reviewed here.
Coffee Shop Conversations: Making the Most of Spiritual Small Talk by Dale and Jonalyn Fincher, discussed here.
Created for Work: Practical Insights for Young Men by Bob Schultz, read with my son, reviewed here.
Daily Light on the Daily Path, a devotional book of Scripture verses compiled by Samuel Bagster.
50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning From Spiritual Giants of the Faith by Warren Wiersbe, a review here.
Goforth of China by Rosalind Goforth, reviewed here
Gospel Meditations For Men by Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak, with my son, not reviewed.
Gospel Meditations For Women by Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak, not reviewed.
In the Arena by Isobel Kuhn, reviewed here.
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter, compiled by Nancy Guthrie.
Living with Purpose in a Worn-out Body: Spiritual Encouragement for Older Adults by Missy Buchanan, reviewed here.
Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L. M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic, by Irene Gammel, reviewed here.
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, reviewed here.
Selfishness: From Loving Yourself to Loving Your Neighbor by Lou Priolo, not reviewed but I shared some quotes from it here.
10 Gospel Promises For Later Life by Jane Marie Thibault, reviewed here. Serious problems, sadly disappointing.
The Best Seat in the House: How I Woke Up One Tuesday and Was Paralyzed for Life by Allen Rucker, reviewed here.
The Book Lover’s Devotional: What We Learn About Life From 60 Great Works of Literature by various authors, reviewed here.
The Invitation by Derick Bingham, devotional book from John’s gospel.
The Misery of Job and the Mercy of God by John Piper, reviewed here.
The Way into Narnia: A Reader’s Guide by Peter Schakel, reviewed here.
Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson, reviewed here.
Women’s Ministry in the Local Church by Ligon Duncan and Susan Hunt, reviewed here.
Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World edited by C. J. Mahaney, reviewed here.

Christian Fiction:

A Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell, reviewed here.
A Long Walk Home by Barbara Andrews, reviewed here.
A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin, reviewed here.
A Penny For Your Thoughts by Mindy Starn Clark, short review here.
A Walk In the Park by Barbara Andrews, reviewed here.
Amy Inspired by Bethany Pierce, reviewed here.
An Unlikely Blessing by Judy Baer, short review here.
Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin, reviewed here.
Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes.
Faithful by Kim Cash Tate, reviewed here.
Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones, reviewed here.
Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner, reviewed here.
Learning by Karen Kingsbury, not reviewed.
Leaving by Karen Kingsbury, short review is here.
Lion of Babylon by Davis Bunn, reviewed here.
Longing by Karen Kingsbury, not reviewed.
Love Finds You in Camelot, Tennessee by Janice Hanna, short review here.
Love’s Pursuit by Siri Mitchell, reviewed here.
Masquerade by Nancy Moser, reviewed here.
Mine Is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs, reviewed here.
No Distance Too Far by Lauraine Snelling, reviewed here.
One Imperfect Christmas by Myra Johnson, not reviewed.
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, reviewed here.
She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell, reviewed here.
Snow Day by Billy Coffey, reviewed here.
The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson, not reviewed.
The Damascus Way by Janette Oke and Davis Bunn, reviewed here.
The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh,  reviewed here.
The House on Malcolm Street by Leisha Kelly.
The Judgment by Beverly Lewis, reviewed here.
The Mercy by Beverly Lewis, not reviewed.
The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner, reviewed here.
While We’re Far Apart by Lynn Austin, reviewed here.
Words by Ginny Yttrup,  reviewed here.

Classics and other fiction:

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, reviewed here.
Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery, reviewed here.
Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery, reviewed here.
Anne of Windy Poplars by Lucy Maud Montgomery, reviewed here.
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, reviewed here.
Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis, reviewed here.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, reviewed here.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Graphic Novel illustrated by Robin Lawrie, reviewed here.
The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly, reviewed here.
The Map In the Attic by Jolyn Sharp, short review here.
Voyage of the Dawn-Treader by C. S. Lewis, reviewed here.

That’s 73 books, if I counted correctly, though three of them were just booklets of 30 or so pages. That’s better than I’ve done in the years since I’ve been keeping records, though I’m not necessarily on a quest to read more books each year. I’d rather take the time to read well and to read quality than just to get through as many books as possible.

This was also the year I finally completed my first book in a e-reader. I liked it for traveling, and I did enjoy the book, but I think I still like real paper books best. But I do like getting books for free or very inexpensively through the Kindle ap at Amazon!

It’s been a great year for reading, and I trust next year will be as well.

(Sherry at Semicolon‘s invites us to share our book lists for the year in this week’s Saturday Review of Books.)

7 thoughts on “Books Read in 2011

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  2. I had to go back and re-read your thoughts on One Thousand Gifts. It showed up on so many blogs this past year and I kept bypassing it. (Particularly after reading your thoughts.) Then a really close friend of mine mentioned she read and loved it and I really respect her and was curious about it again. I’m thinking I’m going to have some of the same concerns you do. This book just sounds like it causes generally confusion but offers very poetical thoughts. I’m not quite sure what to make of it!

    • I’d love to hear your thoughts on it if you read it. There really was much that was beneficial to it, but I don’t think it would appeal to everyone. If you read her blog, the style is much the same, without all the photos.

  3. You have a great list. I have to agree about the e-reader. I use my Kindle for travel, but when I’m home it is books that I’m drawn to. I do have to say it has been very handy for homeschooling!

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