Books Read in 2015

At the end of the year I like to list the books I’ve read, for my own records and to remind myself of them. This is something I would be doing anyway, but Sherry at Semicolon invites us this Saturday to share any kinds of books lists – all we’ve read, or just favorites, or reading plans for the coming year, or whatever – in the usual Saturday Review of Books space.

I’ve divided these into a few genres and alphabetized them the old-school way I was taught, disregarding articles at the beginning. Each title links back to my review – or should, if I haven’t messed them up. 🙂 I haven’t differentiated between audiobooks and paper ones, but many of the classics and a few of the other fiction titles were audiobooks. Even with audiobooks, though, I looked at many passages of the book in print either from a Kindle version, library copy, or a Project Gutenberg online edition of the book.

Shortly I’ll have a post up with my favorites from these lists.

Non-fiction:

365 Meditations for Grandmothers by Grandmothers from six different authors
Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa TerKeurst
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters In the End by Atul Gawande
Better To Be Broken by Rick Huntress
A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips
Caregiver Devotions To Go by Gigi Murfitt
Daily Light on the Daily Path, not reviewed
Everyday Grace: Infusing All Your Relationships With the Love of Jesus by Jessica Thompson
Feeding Your Appetites: Taking Control of What’s Controlling You by Stephen Arterburn
Gentle Savage Still Seeking the End of the Spear: The Autobiography of a Killer and the Oral History of the Waorani by Menkaye Aenkaedi with Kemo and Dyowe
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
He Is There and He Is Not Silent by Francis Schaeffer
I Dared to Call Him Father: The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman’s Encounter with God by Bilquis Sheikh
Growing Up Amish: A Memoir by Ira Wagler
I Deserve a Donut (And Other Lies That Make You Eat) by Barb Raveling
Knowing God by J. I. Packer
A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily Freeman
The Monday Morning Club: You’re Not Alone — Encouragement For Women in Ministry by Claudia Barba
My Emily by Matt Patterson
The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs
Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God. A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope by Christopher and Angela Yuan
The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis
The Pound a Day Diet by Rocco DiSpirito
The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer
Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest by Edward T. Welch
She Is Mine: A War Orphan’s Incredible Journey of Survival by Stephanie Fast
Songs of the Morning: Stories and Poems for Easter compiled by Pat Alexander
Taste For Truth: A 30 Day Weight Loss Bible Study by Barb Raveling
Walking With God in the Season of Motherhood by Melissa B. Kruger

Classics:

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
By the Shores of Silver Lake
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Dead Secret
by Wilkie Collins
Emily Climbs by L. M. Montgomery
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
(only about 14 of them)
His Last Bow: Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero by Henryk Sienkiewicz
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Christian fiction:

The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron
The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
Child of Mine by David and Beverly Lewis
Christmas Lessons by Patty Smith Hall
Christy by Catherine Marshall
Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon
Emma, Mr. Knightly, and Chili Slaw Dogs by Mary Hathaway
The Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson
Forever Christmas by Robert Tate Miller
Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay
A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher
The River by Beverly Lewis
Strait of Hormuz by Davis Bunn
The Swan House by Elizabeth Musser
Taken by Dee Henderson
Things We Once Held Dear by Ann Tatlock
Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin
To See the Moon Again by Jamie Langston Turner
To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander
Where Treetops Glisten: Three Stories of Heartwarming Courage and Christmas Romance During World War II by Cara Putnam, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer

Other Fiction:

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 5: The Unmapped Sea by Maryrose Wood
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradley

By my count, that’s 68, 14 of them audiobooks. I’m amazed that 28 of them are non-fiction. I don’t usually gravitate to non-fiction, but reading challenges help me incorporate them.

It’s been a good reading year, and I am already looking forward to next year!

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