year end book review

One of my New Year's resolutions for 2009 was that I would read more. I sorta did ok with that one (please don't ask how my non-existent workouts have been going). It takes an awfully good book to capture my attention long enough for me to want to read and finish it.

Here are the books that made it to the "completed" column in my library during 2009:

Traveler's Gift
In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
Cats and Dogs
Wild at Heart
Crazy Love

Of these Crazy Love and In a Pit were the most moving. Both should be in any Christian guy's library; In a Pit to understand the strength we have in Christ and Crazy Love to understand the love that should flow through us.

Here are the books that I began in 2009 and can't pull myself to finish:
Geography of Nowhere
Ideas Have Consequences
Faith & Courage of Lincoln
Founding Brothers

I'll probably get back to the Lincoln book-I'm halfway through. Both Geography and Ideas are important reads, but in some ways I don't want to read about something that seems impossible to change. Buddy, believe me, I know Ideas Have Consequences-because I've tried to fight the Geography of Nowhere!

Here are the books that were given to me and I haven't even started:
Mike Huckabee: Do the Right Thing
Mere Christianity
Man Up

Here are the books that I received for Christmas and will no doubt finish:
Blue Highways
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor

I've started Blue Highways and am enjoying this read incredibly....and I can't wait to get started on Million Miles by Donald Miller, probably my favorite author.

That's a heck of a lot of books.....I'm just imagining myself pulled up on a rock by the creek reading this summer. Ahhh!


Anonymous said…
William Least Heat-Moon...Blue Highways, I think you will like it!

hoosier reborn said…
Excellent so me an idea for yet another book.

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