Tuesday, November 18, 2008

List of 26: To Read

Of course this isn't exhaustive. After all, I'm working with a set number. Since I don't like to feel I've come to the end of good books, it's nice to keep a running list. If anyone has a recommendation for something to add, I'd love to hear. That's what the comment box is for. ;)

  1. Nicholas Nickelby --Dickens
  2. Orthodoxy --G.K. Chesterton
  3. Unpopular Opinions --Dorothy Sayers
  4. Confessions --St. Augustine
  5. Persuasions --Douglas Wilson
  6. Jane Eyre --Charlotte Bronte
  7. Beowulf
  8. Unfinished Tales --J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. Autobiography --G.K. Chesterton
  10. St. Francis of Assisi --G.K. Chesterton
  11. Mind of the Maker --Dorothy Sayers
  12. Jungle Book --Kipling
  13. Standing on the Promises --Douglas Wilson
  14. Future Grace --John Piper
  15. Passionate Housewives Desperate for God --Jennie Chancey/Stacy MacDonald
  16. Linnets and Valerians --Elizabeth Goudge
  17. The Dean's Watch --Elizabeth Goudge
  18. The Pursuit of Holiness --Jerry Bridges
  19. A Good Man is Hard to Find --Flannery O'Connor
  20. Bound for Glory --R.C. Sproul, Jr.
  21. Against Christianity --Peter Leithart
  22. The Little Boy Down the Road --Doug Phillips
  23. Family Driven Faith --Voddie Baucham
  24. Surprised by Joy --C.S. Lewis
  25. Mere Christianity --C.S. Lewis
  26. The Abolition of Man --C.S. Lewis
This is the end of the lists of 26. Next time I make a list, I think I'll work with an easier number. Say, 3. :)


Lydia H. said...

Hmmm, I actually have five of the same books on my 2008 reading list: #2, #14, #15, #18, #23. Too bad I haven't made it very far into my list. The best I did was with Jane Austen titles, two read this year and one last year.

I have a copy of a couple of these books, so give me a holler when you are ready to read them. Perhaps I will get into some P.G. Wodehouse over my Christmas break. I hope to do more pleasure reading then.

I would recommend these titles as well from my reading list:
Biblical Womanhood in the Home by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Radical Womanhood by Carolyn McCulley (just published in Oct.)

The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment by Tim Challies

Sketches of Church History by S.M. Houghton


Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noel Piper

Let me know of you are interested in any of these as I have a couple of the titles already.

Hope you make some great headway with your list! I enjoyed seeing it.

Kara Dekker said...


Thanks for the recommendations!Now I'm going to start another list: books friends have recommended. :)

Oh, but reading isn't just for pleasure. Reading is for LIFE! ;)

But I know what you mean...

I'll let you know if I need a book...right now, I have too many things going on. Maybe once I've finished my current stack...


The Librarian said...

Good list. I need to read more intentionally these days. I work full -time as a librarian, which ironically leaves me little time with books...

Usually its an "eat and run" style weekly book selection, on my bike on the way home from work I stock up in supermarket style. As many as will fit in my bike basket - a mindless book, a literary book and a travel/non fiction.

Although I hope I am changing my habits now that I borrowed a stack of biographies from John last night.

I am re-reading "The cross of christ" at the moment, for the third time, its just as good as ever...

Charles Siboto said...

I really love your taste in books. I've read most of the books on your list and others I still plane to read like Chesterton's Orthodoxy and C.S. Lewis' The Aboloition of Man. I recommend Chesterton's Everlasting Man, Walker Percy's Lost in the Cosmos and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World :)