Friday, December 26, 2014
Reading Year in Review - 2014
Books that were the most demanding but worth the effort: David Copperfield by Dickens and Our Culture, What's Left of It by Dalrymple.
The books that brought the most pleasure for the least amount of work: The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne, and Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans.
Favorite Children's Classics Re-reads: Charlotte's Web and Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang.
Best Audiobook: Treasure Island (Narrator Adrian Pretzellis is amazing.)
Best World War II: Monuments Men
Best Christian Books: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers (the best antidote to fluffy Christianity that I know.), Preparing for Jesus (advent book by Walter Wangerin), and A Life of Obedience by Murray.
BEST OF THE YEAR: Shauna Niequist's Bread and Wine because it echoed the longing of my heart to slow down enough to be available to God and His people.
Most important podcast: Edie Wadsworth's "The Life You Love Manifesto" (same reason as above)
Most important internet article: "The Girl with the Gadget" by Arthur W. Hunt III
Also, I'm making progress on my Classics Club Challenge list. Only fifteen more titles to go! And I read two (of the intended four) Shakespeare plays, Midsummer Night's Dream and Two Gentleman of Verona.