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Sunday, January 3, 2010

My Hopeful Book List for 2010

A New Year - all shiny and crystalline like zamboni-smoothed ice - just waiting for us to strap on our skates and give it a go. I'm still lacing up my skates and making resolutions. . . how about you? One of my resolutions (the only one I've decided on so far) is to read more, thus my book list for Twenty-Ten.

It is a modest list, but a reasonable one for me, especially considering I have a habit of adding books to my "To Be Read" list like a preschooler picking up shiny pennies. In fact while making this list I added a few!

Books to finish:
Lost to the West
Divine Comedy

Fiction:
The Art of Racing the Rain
Home: A Novel (sequel to Gilead)
Olive Kittridge
Gulliver's Travels
That Hideous Strength
Collected Stories of Dorothy Sayers
Collected Stories of Flannery O'Connor

Non-Fiction:
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Paul Theroux
Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans, Dan Baum
Surprised by Hope, NT Wright
Rallying the Really Human Things, Vigen Guroian
Ten Philosophical Mistakes, Mortimer Adler
The Hidden Art of Homemaking, Edith Schaeffer
Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman
On the Incarnation, St. Athansias
Ascending the Heights, Father John Mack
Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus, Phillip Schaff - or at least as much as I'm able to get through

Of course this does not include the read-alouds we read in our homeschool or family reading.

Got any ideas for books to add to my list?


6 comments:

Marci Johnson said...

Looks like a good list. I'm adding The Hidden Art of Homemaking to my list too. I've also got Amusing Ourselves to Death on my list.

Jessica said...

Oh, That Hideous Strength! I love that book. And the Divine Comedy! Those two alone make it an awesome list.

I'm hoping to read through all the ones I've started halfway . . . the list is way too long, because I keep getting distracted by another new one!

Amy said...

I loved Olive though found it's bleak worldview stayed with me for a long time. I can't wait to hear what you think of it! I don't have much going on my Non-fiction list so I'll have to look into yours more! Thanks!

Cindy Marsch said...

If you have beautiful matching hardback versions of the O'Connor and Sayers I will have to hate you a little bit. :-)

Kerry said...

Cindy - LOL! No hardbacks - just paperback. :)

Amy Plank said...

I've tried to read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but I had such a hard time getting through it. I know it's one of those "must reads", but I don't think it was well written. I decided to reread Fahrenheit 451 to inspire me along those ends, and it did the job. I love that book.