Reading LogS

This page records my reading logs. In 2016 I set and completed a goal to read one book per week for the year, and while I may not match that pace moving forward, I still want to track what I've read. I stole this idea (and format) in part from Nick Roark, one of the best and most voracious readers I know. I list the name of the book, the author, and a one to two word reaction, as Nick does. You can see his own list here and hear him discuss the concept of reading on this episode of Concentricity FM. Each entry links to the original blog post with more detailed information on the book.

2017 Reading LOG

In Progress:

Deep Work / Cal Newport
The Poetry of Robert Frost / Robert Frost
Voices From The Past / Richard Rushing
ESV Reader's Bible, Volume 1: Pentateuch / God
Morning Star / Pierce Brown
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt / Edmund Morris
The King in His Beauty / Thomas R. Schreiner
But What If We're Wrong? / Chuck Klosterman


1. Modern Romance / Aziz Ansari & Eric Klinenberg / sadly insightful
2. Discipling / Mark Dever / practical
3. Red Rising / Pierce Brown / bleak
4. The Divine Hours (Volume Two): Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime / Phyllis Tickle / centering
5. Crazy Busy / Kevin DeYoung / practical
6. Golden Son / Pierce Brown / sequentially bleaker
7. Hillbilly Elegy / J.D. Vance / eye opening
8. A Long Obedience in the Same Direction / Eugene H. Peterson / beautiful
9. ESV Reader's Gospels / God / clear
10. Ordinary / Michael Horton / insightfully evaluative
11. The Circle / Dave Eggers / disconcerting
12. Openings / Wendell Berry / contemplative
13. Draplin Design Co. Pretty Much Everything / Aaron Draplin / thick lines
14. The Crossroads of Should and Must / Elle Luna / aspirational
15. Let My People Go Surfing / Yvon Chouinard / divergent
16. The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution / US Founding Fathers / revolutionary
17. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up / Marie Kondō / cleanly simple
18. The Divine Hours (Volume Three): Prayers for Springtime / Phyllis Tickle / resetting
19. The Confessions of Saint Augustine / St. Augustine / timeless
20. Wildsam Field Guides: Los Angeles / Wildsam / useful
21. Don't Waste Your Life / John Piper / passionate
22. Aftermath: Life Debt / Chuck Wendig / okay
23. A Wrinkle in Time / Madeleine L'Engle / whimsical
24. A Time of Gifts / Patrick Leigh Fermor / magnificent

 

2016 Reading Log

1. The Great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald / sad
2. Gospel and Kingdom / Graeme Goldsworthy / insightful
3. The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love / Jonathan Leeman / challenging
4. Home / Marilynne Robinson / heartbreaking
5. The Martian / Andy Weir / inspiring
6. Praying the Bible / Donald Whitney / helpful
7. The Explicit Gospel / Matt Chandler / good
8. Total Commitment / Harry Lee Poe / interesting
9. Steve Jobs / Walter Isaacson / captivating
10. Aftermath / Chuck Wendig / lacking
11. Flatland / Edwin A. Abbott / fascinating
12. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right / Atul Gawande / incredible
13. Calico Joe / John Grisham / enjoyable
14. To Kill A Mockingbird / Harper Lee / powerfully heartbreaking
15. The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas / Dylan Thomas / engaging
16. The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory / John Seabrook / informative
17. Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion / Os Guinness / good
18. The Pearl / John Steinbeck / sad
19. Unashamed / Lecrae Moore / good
20. Hamilton: The Revolution / Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter / inimitable
21. Washington: A Life / Ron Chernow / incredible
22. The Divine Hours (Volume Three): Prayers for Springtime / Phyllis Tickle / peaceful
23. Futility Closet 2: A Second Trove of Intriguing Tidbits / Greg Ross / intriguing
24. The Pursuit of God / A.W. Tozer / encouraging
25. New and Selected Poems, Volume One / Mary Oliver / wonderful
26. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics / Carlo Rovelli / wonderful
27. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek / Annie Dillard / masterful
28. Who Is Jesus? / Greg Gilbert / good
29. thepoeticunderground / Erin Hanson / disappointing
30. National Parks: The American Experience / Alfred Runte / dry
31. The National Parks: An Illustrated History / Kim Heacox / alright
32. The Magician's Nephew / C.S. Lewis / wonderful
33. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe / C.S. Lewis / classic
34. The Horse and His Boy / C.S. Lewis / adventurous
35. Prince Caspian / C.S. Lewis / somber
36. Wilderness Essays / John Muir / transportive
37. The Divine Hours (Volume One): Prayers for Summertime / Phyllis Tickle / encouraging
38. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader / C.S. Lewis / epic
39. The Silver Chair / C.S. Lewis / epic
40. The Last Battle / C.S. Lewis / inevitable
41. Planet Narnia / Michael Ward / plausible
42. Knowing God / J.I. Packer / thorough
43. Scary Close / Donald Miller / honest
44. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child / J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, & John Tiffany / nostalgic
45. When Breath Becomes Air / Paul Kalanithi / life-changing
46. On the Incarnation / Saint Athanasius / convicting
47. Thoughts For Young Men / J.C. Ryle / convicting
48. Living With A Seal / Jessie Itzler / inspiring
49. The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses / Chris Bruno / good
50. No Country For Old Men / Cormac McCarthy / dark
51. Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience / William Blake / good
52. The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms / Timothy Keller & Kathy Keller / helpful