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December 29, 2009

What I Read in 2009

I continue my annual tradition of listing the books I've read in the past year, in the order I read them. Reading is part of my job, but I enjoy the busman's holiday of reading on my own time. Some of the books I borrowed, some I bought, some were given to me and some I got from the library. Several I listened to while riding around town on errands and commuting to work. In those cases, I've linked to the audio version.

So here are the books of 2009:

Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott
April 1865, Jay Winik
Human Smoke, Nicholson Baker
Coming Home to Your True Self, Albert Haase
The Sunday Philosophy Club, Alexander McCall Smith
Black Girl, White Girl, Joyce Carol Oates
Dreams from My Father, Barack Obama
The Bookseller of Kabul, Ǻsne Seierstad
The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier
Saving Darwin, Karl Giberson
The Assassini, Thomas Gifford
The Minority Report and Other Stories, Philip K. Dick
Love Is an Orientation, Andrew Marin
The Lost World of Genesis One, John H. Walton
Misquoting Truth, Timothy Paul Jones
The Contested Public Square. Greg Forster
The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck
The Limits of Liberal Democracy, Scott H. Moore
Ender's Shadow, Orson Scott Card
The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene
All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque (see my review here)
Shadow of the Hegemon, Orson Scott Card
Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry
Creating Magic, Lee Cockerell
Border Songs, Jim Lynch
The Rise of Christianity, Rodney Stark
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
Playing for Pizza, John Grisham
Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, Eric Metaxas
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Living the Lord's Prayer, Albert Haase

Look for the 2010 "Andys" in an upcoming Andy Unedited--announcing awards for several of these titles.

Posted by Andy Le Peau at December 29, 2009 7:08 AM Bookmark and Share


Hi Andy,

This is PJ Malin. I have been thinking about you and Phyllis a lot lately and didn't know how to get in contact with you. Thought I would try this way. Hope it works. My email is pastorpj@crossofglory.com.

Comment by: Pastor PJ Malin at December 30, 2009 1:42 PM

Hi Andy,

Good list. Makes me wonder if I should do something like that myself.

Let me recommend another IVP title if you haven't read it:

Introverts in the Church
Finding Our Place In An Extroverted Church
by Adam S. McHugh
IVP - Nov 30, 2009

Really enjoyed this book.

Comment by: Terry at December 31, 2009 8:36 AM

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