the 2012 book list

All the books I finished this year, plus statistics and my top 5 list. Asterisk means I’ve read it before. Here goes!

January 4: Henry Cloud & John Townsend, Boundaries (started in 2011)
January 9: Wendell Berry, Hannah Coulter
January 10: Andrew Peterson, The Monster In the Hollows
*January 21: Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb
January 22: Noel Piper, Treasuring God in Our Traditions
January 28: Walter Wangerin, Jr., Letters From the Land of Cancer
February 12: Paul David Tripp, Instruments In the Redeemer’s Hands
*February 21: C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
April 16: Michael Ward, The Narnia Code
April 20: David Maine, The Preservationist
April 27: Shauna James Ahern, Gluten-Free Girl
May 3: Tim Keller, The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness
May 5: Patrick DeWitt, The Sisters Brothers
May 10: Louisa May Alcott, Little Men
May 15: Tim Keller, Generous Justice
May 17: John Green and David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson
May 18: Louisa May Alcott, Jo’s Boys
June 1: Gabrielle Hamilton, Blood, Bones, and Butter
June 5: Lauren Winner, Still
June 11: Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy
June 27: Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
June 30: Walter Wangerin, Jr., As For Me & My House
July 7: John Green, Paper Towns
*July 16: Francis Chan, Forgotten God
*July 23: Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz
August 5: Melina Marchetta, Jellicoe Road
August 14: John Green, Looking For Alaska
*August 21: Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
August 30: Bob Kauflin, Worship Matters
August 30: C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces
September 8: Walter Wangerin, Jr., Saint Julian
September 17: C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
September 26: Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
*September 29: Lauren Winner, Mudhouse Sabbath
October 3: John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
October 9: Bob Goff, Love Does
October 11: John Green, The Fault In Our Stars
October 22: Daniel Coyle, The Talent Code
*November 6: Tim and Kathy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage
November 12: Stephen Altrogge, Create
*November 17: Lauren Winner, Girl Meets God
November 29: D.A. Carson, Scandalous
*November 30: J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
December 5: Daniel Coyle, The Little Book of Talent
*December 15: Athanasius, On the Incarnation of the Word
*December 27: Lauren Winner, Real Sex
*December 28: David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
December 29: Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

* * *
total # read: 47.5
non-fiction read: 30.5
fiction read: 17
re-reads: 11
most read author: John Green, with 5. Runners-up are C.S. Lewis and Lauren Winner.

Top 10, in no particular order:
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces
Daniel Coyle, The Talent Code
Patrick DeWitt, The Sisters Brothers
Lauren Winner, Still
Bob Kauflin, Worship Matters
John Green, The Fault In Our Stars
Walter Wangerin, Jr., As For Me & My House
Andrew Peterson, The Monster in the Hollows

3 thoughts on “the 2012 book list

  1. Erica says:

    I’ll have to read some of these this year! I always have the goal of reading 52 in a year, but if I have, I never kept track well enough to know. Maybe next year (2014, I’m already giving this year up as a loss on the reading 52 books front).

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