I feel quite sure I’ve left something out! But here is what I remembered to record:
Les Miserables (Victor Hugo) – On last year’s list, but I think it should count for 2014 too!
The Snow Queen (Hans Christian Andersen) – The original “Frozen”
Anything (Jennie Allen)
The Birth House (Ami McKay) – Library book club
The Sisters Brothers (Patrick deWitt) – Library book club favourite
Water For Elephants (Sara Gruen) – Library book club
Too Busy Not To Pray (Bill Hybels)
Anne’s House of Dreams (L.M. Montgomery) – Perennial favourite
Capital (John Lanchester)
Follow Me (David Platt)
Meditative Prayer (Richard Peace)
Toilet Training in Less Than A Day (Nathan H. Azrin & Richard M. Foxx) – truly life changing, ha!
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) – Re-immersion in Middle Earth
Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview and Cultural Formation (James K. A. Smith) – excellent
The Mystery of Marriage (Mike Mason) – Highly recommended
Dared to Believe (Andrew Barron & Lindsey Gallant) – Revisiting what I wrote 7 years ago!
Rilla of Ingleside (L.M. Montgomery) – I cried this time
The Midwife (Jennifer Worth) – The real story behind the Call the Midwife series
Shadows of the Workhouse (Jennifer Worth)
Documents of Christian Worship (James F. White)
What’s the best book you read in 2014? Any suggestions for must reads in 2015?
My best read last year was John Eldredge's "Walking with God" – a one-year journal of one person's faith-walk / prayer life. A close second was Brené Brown's "I thought it was just me" – a treatise on identifying and dealing with shame.
This year, I'd like to read Paul Ellis' "The Gospel in Ten Words" – heard so much about it that I want to see for myself. And perhaps a book by Wayne Jacobsen (possibly "Finding Church") and a re-read of Eldredge's "Waking the Dead" – a long-time favorite.
I haven't heard about The Gospel in Ten Words. But I do love Waking the Dead! It might be time for a re-read of that as well. 🙂