My 2009 Reading List

This is my 2009 book list…I haven’t made a huge dent in it. But Summer time is helping. I’m hoping to finish at least half by the end of the summer. These are books that I’ve wanted to read throughout the years or that friends have recommended to me. I’m excited to see how many I make it through. The ones with the X by them are ones that I’ve already completed.

1.    Harry Potter Series-J.K Rowling (7) X
2.    The Unlikely Disciple-Kevin Roose X
3.    The Film Club-David Gilmour X
4.    Beauty-Robin Mckinley X
5.    Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins X
6.    Joker One-Donovan Campbell X
7.    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs-Chuck Klosterman
8.    Concise Theology-J.I. Packer
9.    The Host-Stephanie Meyers
10.    Jesus Wants to Save Christians-Rob Bell
11.    The Imitation of Christ-Thomas a Kempis
12.     Confessions-St. Augustine
13.    City of God-St. Augustine
14.    Unveiling Islam-Ergun Mehmet Caner, Emir Fethi Caner
15.    The Count of Monte Cristo-Alexandre Dumas
16.    Girl Meets God-Lauren F. Winner
17.    Crazy Love-Francis Chan
18.    A Framework for Understanding Poverty-Dr. Ruby K. Payne
19.    Savage Inequalities-Jonathan Kozol
20.    Finding God at Harvard-Kelly Monroe Kullberg
21.    The Discipline of Grace-Jerry Bridges
22.    The Reign of Grace-Scotty Smith
23.    Gender-Frederica Matthews-Green
24.    Relationships: A Mess Worth Making-Tim Lane and Paul Tripp
25.    Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hand-Paul Tripp
26.    Practicing the Presence of God-Brother Lawrence
27.    What Are People For?: Essays-Wendell Berry (Amazon-RUF)
28.    Enduring Community-Les Newsom (Doug)
29.     A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger Than You-Paul Tripp (PCPC Summer)
30.     So Brave, Young and Handsome-Leif Enger (Amazon RUF)
31.    True Spirituality-Francis Schaffer (Amazon RUF)
32.    A Thousand Resurrections-Maria Garriot (Amazon) X
33.    Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner-Dean Karnazes (Amazon) X
34.    Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible-Dietrich Bonhoeffer
35.    The Pillars of the Earth-Ken Foellet
36.     Shutter Island-Dennis Lehane X
37.    Holding Hands Holding Hearts-Richard D. Phillips and Sharon L. Phillips
38.    Witness-Whitaker Chambers
39.    Wuthering Heights-Emily Bronte
40.    Holiness-Nancy Leigh DeMoss
41.    The Ragamuffin Gospel-Brennan Manning
42.    Tess of the D’Urbervilles-Thomas Hardy
43.    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter-Carson McCullers
44.    Crime and Punishment -Dostoevsky
45.    Utopia-Thomas Moore
46.    The Pursuit of Holiness-Jerry Bridges
47.    Chosen by God-RC Sproul
48.    Letters to Children-C.S. Lewis
49.    Reflections on the Psalms-C.S. Lewis
50.    Orthodoxy-Chesterton
51.    Abba’s Child-Manning
52.    12 Ordinary Men-John MacArthur
53.    Worship-Skip Ryan
54.    How to Worship Jesus Christ-Carroll
55.    God’s Passion for His Glory-Piper
56.    Disposable People-Kevin Bales
57.    Irresistable Revolution-Shane Claiborne
58.    Three Cups of Tea-Greg Mortenson
59.    In the Grip of Grace-Max Lucado
60.    Future Grace-John Piper
61.    Desiring God-John Piper
62.    Let Justice Roll-John Perkins (Urban Ministry)
63.    A Quiet Revolution-John Perkins (Urban Ministry)
64.    The Coming Race War-John Perkins and Bill Pannell (Urban)
65.    More Than Equals-Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice (Urban)
66.    The Count of Monte Cristo

67. The Poisonwood Bible

How many have you read?

Do you have any you recommend?

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4 responses to “My 2009 Reading List

  1. 1) You have the Count of Monte Cristo on your list twice.
    2) Yes, read Rob Bell and Shane Claiborne and Brennan Manning.
    3) I love you.

  2. I just finished Flickering Pixels by Shane Hipps – an enlightening perspective on media and technology.

  3. Gracie Smitham

    I’m internet stalking you since I never get to talk to you! Read Witness, ASAP.

  4. you got some sweet books on that list!!! i’m right there with ya, trying to battle through my own list 🙂

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