Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2009 in Books

Here's a list of the books I've read in 2009. At a quick glance, it looks like it works out to be about 1/3 for classroom preparation, 1/3 for pastoral and church stuff, and 1/3 for fun, though I'm sure there's a lot of overlap there.

1. Lawrence Lessig's Remix

2. Charles Stross' Accelerando

3. Peter Senge's Presence

4. David Burrell's Deconstructing Theodicy

5. David Lindley's Uncertainty

6. Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers

7. Marion Soards' The Speeches in Acts

8. Neil Gaimon's The Graveyard Book

9. Daniel Amen's Magnificent Mind at Any Age

10. Joy Jordan-Lake's Why Jesus Makes Me Nervous

11. Kay Redfield Jamison's An Unquiet Mind

12. Orson Scott Card's Ender in Exile

13. Walter Rauschenbusch's Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21st Century

14. Reinhold Niebuhr's Moral Man & Immoral Society

15. John Grisham's The Associate

16. Reinhold Niebuhr's The Irony of American History

17. Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta

18. Deepak Chopra's Sacred Verses, Healing Sounds

19. Alan Moore's Watchmen

20. Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere

21. Bhagavad Gita

22. Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

23. Junot Diaz' The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

24. Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People

25. Paul Hawken's Blessed Unrest

26. Ayn Rand's Anthem

27. Stephen Millhauser's Enchanted Night

28. James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

29. Cornel West's Hope on a Tightrope

30. Cornel West's Democracy Matters

31. Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus

32. Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

33. Ayn Rand's For the New Intellectual

34. John Adams' Hallelujah Junction

35. Bart Ehrman's Jesus- Interrupted

36. Christopher Bennett's Over a Torrent Sea

37. Andrew Newberg's How God Changes Your Brain

38. Ayn Rand's The Virtue of Selfishness

39. Vigen Guroian's The Fragrance of God

40. Thomas Friedman's Hot, Flat, and Crowded

41. Don Tapscott's Grown up Digital

42. Henri Nouwen's Home Tonight: Further Reflections on the Parable of the Prodigal Son

43. Len Sweet's So Beautiful

44. C.J. Cherryh's Gate of Ivrel

45. Seth Godin's Unleashing the Ideavirus

46. C. J. Cherryh's Well of Shiuan

47. Margaret Wertheim's Pythagoras' Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender Wars

48. C.J. Cerryh's Fires of Azeroth

49. Gay Hendricks' The Big Leap

50. Robin Waterfield's Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths

51. Barbara Sher's Refuse to Choose

52. Ernest Hemingway's The Snows of Kilimanjaro

53. Isaac Asimov's Pebble in the Sky

54. Huston Smith's Tales of Wonder

55. Marcus Borg and Dom Crossan's The First Paul

56. Henry David Thoreau's Walden

57. Kathy Ehrensperger's That We May be Mutually Encouraged

58. The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

59. Kitty Ferguson's The Music of Pythagoras

60. Sonia Choquette's Trust Your Vibes

61. Swami Vivekananda's Pathways to Joy

62. C.S. Lewis' Perelandra

63. Katherine Rich's Dreaming in Hindi

64. Plato's The Republic

65. Jack Kornfield's After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

66. Krista Tippett's Speaking of Faith

67. Joseph O'Neill's Netherland

68. Dave Galanter's Troublesome Minds

69. Mary Vorse's Time and the Town: A Provincetown Chronicle

70. Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising

71. Susan Cooper's Greenwitch

72. Susan Cooper's The Grey King

73. Susan Cooper's Silver on the Tree

74. Cara Black's Murder in the Marais

75. Cara Black's Murder in the Latin Quarter

76. Jon Loomis' High Season

77. Jon Loomis' Mating Season

78. Michael Scott's The Alchemyst

79. Judith Orloff's Positive Energy

80. Thick Nhat Hahn's You Are Here

81. Judith Orloff's Emotional Freedom

82. T.J. Clark's The Sight of Death

83. Jack Kornfield's The Roots of Buddhist Psychology

84. Henri Nouwen's Behold the Beauty of the Lord

85. Cara Black's Murder onthe Ile Saint-Louis

86. Sharon Salzberg's Lovingkindness

87. T. Colin Campbell's The China Study

88. Clayton Christensen's Disrupting Class: how disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns

89. Nicholas Carr's The Big Switch: rewiring the world

90. Wendell Berry's The Unsettling of America

91. Stieg Larson's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

92. Jack Kornfield's The Wise Heart

93. David Benedictus' Return to the Hundred Acre Wood

94. Edmund Bourne's Global Shift

95.Jon Kabat-Zinn's Coming to Our Senses

96. Edward Kennedy's True Compass

97. Cornel West's Brother West

98. Pema Chodron's How to Meditate

99. Kirsten Beyer's Full Circle

100. Lesley Hazleton's Jezebel

101. Patricia Cornwell's The Scarpetta Fact

102. Davina Lopez' Apostle to the Conquered

103. Brigette Kahl's Galatians Reimagined

104. Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall

105. Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals

106. Neil Gaiman's Good Omens

107. Paul Knitter's Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian

108. Jim Henderson's Jim & Casper Go to Church

109. J.Russell Crabtree's The Fly in the Ointment

110. Apostolos Doxiadis' Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth.

111. Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt