When I first started this blog in 2006, one of my goals was to nurture a forum that kept me accountable for the cultural goods I consume.
Of course, I didn't really know then to articulate the goal in those terms. The truth dawns gradually. Every new year, I consider making a number goal for books read in the coming twelve months. It's never a good idea; rather takes away the enjoyment of arriving at December 31 and tallying up titles from the previous year. Feels like an accomplishment no matter the number.
To see my reading list from 2016, click here.
To see my reading list from 2012, click here.
To see my reading list from 2011, click here.
To see book reviews from 2008 - 2014, click here.
Top 15 life-changing books since I started this blog (2008)*:
- A Timbered Choir by Wendell Berry, click here
- The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor, click here
- The Challenge of Easter by N.T. Wright, click here
- Practice Resurrection: A Conversation of Growing Up In Christ by Eugene Peterson, click here
- The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer, click here
- For the Beauty of the Church: Casting A Vision for the Arts edited by W. David O. Taylor, click here
- The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection by Robert Farrar Capon, click here
- Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and An American Childhood and The Writing Life by Annie Dillard, click here
- The Pastor: A Memoir by Eugene Peterson, click here
- A Ring of Endless Light, A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle, click here & here
- Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling by Andy Crouch, click here
- The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, click here
**The Amazon links in this post are affiliate links. After blogging about books for ten years, I thought it might be OK to get a little help financing my reading habit. Thank you! **