The 2010 book list.

Here we go again. Asterisk means I’ve read it before.

*January 2: J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (472) (*started December 2009)
January 6: Donald Miller, A Million Miles In a Thousand Years (254)
*January 21: Lauren Winner, Mudhouse Sabbath (143)
January 24: Neal Stephenson, In the Beginning…was the Command Line (160) (*read online; page count for the print edition is from, and it’ll go that way for the other e-books)
January 31: Michael S. Horton, God of Promise (194)
February 7: Johnny D. Boggs, Soldier’s Farewell (212)
February 10: James W. Carey, Communication As Culture (177)
February 16: Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody (307)
February 22: Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game (226)
February 23: Ralph C. Wood, Literature and Theology (100)
February 24: Lois Lowry, The Giver (180)
February 26: Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (215)
March 6: Chuck Klosterman, Chuck Klosterman IV (357)
March 16: Stephen King, The Shining (683)
March 22: Jared C. Wilson, Your Jesus Is Too Safe (280)
March 23: John Blossom, Content Nation (380) (*read online)
March 27: George MacDonald, Phantastes (182)
*March 30: Lauren Winner, Girl Meets God (298)
April 1: Matthew Pearl, The Dante Club (372)
April 14: Francis Chan, Forgotten God (166)
April 27: F.X. Toole, Million Dollar Baby (235)
May 11: C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain (195)
May 19: Leif Enger, Peace Like a River (312)
*May 19: J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers (415)
*May 30: Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (354)
June 11: Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live (237)
*June 14: J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King (347)
June 17: Douglas Coupland, Life After God (360)
June 28: Francis Chan, Crazy Love (186)
June 29: Marilyn Johnson, This Book is Overdue! (256)
*June 30: J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (309)
July 18: Jesse Rice, The Church of Facebook (230)
July 27: Matthew Crawford, Shop Class As Soulcraft (214)
July 27: Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution (474)
*August 6: J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (341)
*August 12: J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (435)
*August 27: J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (734)
September 12: Jerry Bridges, The Pursuit of Holiness (135)
*September 24: N.T. Wright, Simply Christian (240)
October 1: Tim Keller, Counterfeit Gods (177)
*October 11: N.T. Wright, Surprised By Hope (295)
October 16: Joshua Harris, Stop Dating the Church! (129)
*October 24: Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb (195)
*November 3: Donald Miller, Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance (292)
November 21: Molly McQuade (editor), One Word: Contemporary Writers On The Words They Love or Loathe (257)
*November 26: Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk (384)
*November 26: A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh (176) (read as an e-book on my phone)
(half of Paul David Tripp, Instruments In The Redeemer’s Hands)
*December 21: Eugene Peterson, Eat This Book (180)
December 29: Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (144) (read as an e-book on my phone)
*December 29: J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (870)

* * *
Stats, because I’m a dork:

page count: 13,865 (if you don’t count the half-books), which is about 38 pages a day
total: 50 (if you mesh the half-books into one)
non-fiction: 29
fiction: 21
re-reads: 17

most disappointing read: I really, really wanted to like Phantastes, but it dragged and was weird and episodic and I only ended up finishing it because (no joke) I had to write a book report about it. I suppose this means I will never be a full-fledged member of the Young Evangelicals Who Love C.S. Lewis And Everything Related Society, but I just couldn’t do it.

top 5 of the year, in no particular order:

Ralph Wood, Literature and Theology
Stephen King, The Shining
Leif Enger, Peace Like A River
Marilyn Johnson, This Book Is Overdue!
Matthew Crawford, Shop Class As Soulcraft

8 thoughts on “The 2010 book list.

  1. Out of our combined 117 books, we only had one overlap: Slaughterhouse-Five. It was your post like this last year that inspired my resolution to read a book a week in 2010. I loved it and I’m going to keep it up.

  2. Phantastes is one of my favorite books ever! What would the author of Literature and Theology say? 🙂 I have to admit, though, from the length of your yearly reading lists, you may be more qualified to make literary judgments than I am.

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