Posted by: Ingrid | January 23, 2009

An overly ambitious book list

I would like to think that I’ll make it through all of these books this year, but I seriously doubt it. Maybe this will become my reading list for the next two years. The books are a compilation of several friend’s suggestions as well as some recommendations off of a book club reading list.

-The Shack by William Young

-I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Mya Angeloo

-All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes by Mya Angeloo

-Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

-Twighlight series by Stephanie Myer

-Liad Chronicles

-Shopaholic books by Sophia Kinsella

-Marrying the Captain by Carla Kelly

-The Richard Sharpe books by Bernard Cornwell

-the Aubrey/Maturin books by Patrick O’Brien T

-The Saturdays and the Four-Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright

-The Tower of Geburah and the Iron Scepter, and the Sword-Bearer by John White

-Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

-The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

-The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

-Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

-The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

-Stones From The River by Ursula Hegi

-Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

-The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

-Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

-Lottery by Patricia Wood

-The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

-Short Stories by Flannery O’Connor

Books by Jodi Picoult


-Plain Truth

-My Sisters Keeper

-19 Minutes

-The Pact

-Vanishing Acts

-The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs


To Re-read

-Prydain Series by Lloyd Alexander

-The Miles Series by Lois McMaster Bujold

-Emily of New Moon Series by Lucy Maud Montgomery

-Peter Wimsey Series by Dorothy Sayers

-Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend


Non Fiction

-The Rock that is Higher by Madeline L’engle

-The Lost Virtue of Happiness by Issler and Moreland

-The Last Word by N.T. Wright

-Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss

In Search of a Confident Faith by JP Moreland

Kingdom Triangle by JP Moreland

Collected Poetry by Jessica Powers

Christianity in Culture but T.S. Elliot

Speak What we Feel by Frederick Beuchner

-Courage and Calling by Gordon Smith

For All God’s Worth by NT Wright



  1. How cool that you have LOTTERY there!
    Thanks for at least WANTING to read it lol!!!
    Much aloha
    Patricia Wood

  2. Jessica Powers is very, very good.

    FWIW, I haven’t read The Shack, but the folks I know who have read it have hated it.

    The Year of Living Biblically is fascinating. Especially the way acting a certain way changed the way he thought.

    If you like Lahiri, you should try her short story collection too (Interpreter of Maladies). I like it better than her novel.


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