2017-2018

2017 was something of a “down” year as I chased a particular reading challenge, a single book that was beyond my capacity. Admittedly, I failed. Said book remains a goal for the near future. I’m happy to say I’m back to my obsessive pace in 2018. Bold titles indicate my favorites in each category. Links in the table indicate that I’ve written on the book here, and will redirect you accordingly. An ellipsis indicates that the book is currently active on my shelf.

Fiction: Me & my Dr. Mrs.

Manalive G.K. Chesterton Dec 2017
There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon Jack Kent Dec 2017
Jayber Crow Wendell Berry Jan 2018
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens Mar 2018
The Ball and the Cross G.K. Chesterton Apr 2018
Frankenstein Mary Shelley Apr 2018
The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare May 2018
The Road Cormac McCarthy June 2018
A Once Crowded Sky Tom King June 2018
The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury June 2018
My Name is Asher Lev Chaim Potok July 2018
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Susanna Clarke

Fiction: With the Kiddos

Odd & the Frost Giants Neil Gaiman Jan 2017
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick Jan 2017
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll Jul 2017
The Houdini Box Brian Selznick Aug 2017
Mary Poppins (#1) P.L. Travers Sep 2017
Mary Poppins Comes Back (#2) P.L. Travers Oct 2017
The Indian in the Cupboard (#1) Lynne Reid Banks Nov 2017
A Chameleon, A Boy, & a Quest (#1) J.A. Myhre Nov 2017
The Bad Beginning (#1) Lemony Snicket Dec 2017
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame Dec 2017
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Dec 2017
The Reptile Room (#2) Lemony Snicket Jan 2018
Mary Poppins Opens the Door (#3) P.L. Travers Jan 2018
Mary Poppins in the Park (#4) P.L. Travers Mar 2018
The Wide Window (#3) Lemony Snicket Mar 2018
A Bird, A Girl, and a Rescue (#2) J.A. Myhre Mar 2018
The Return of the Indian (#2) Lynne Reid Banks Apr 2018
The Secret of the Indian (#3) Lynne Reid Banks May 2018
The Miserable Mill (#4) Lemony Snicket May 2018
Pinocchio Carlo Collodi May 2018
The Austere Academy (#5) Lemony Snicket

Comic & Graphic Novel

Kingdom Come Mark Waid & Alex Ross Mar 2018
The Vision, Vol. 1 Tom King Apr 2018
The Vision, Vol. 2 Tom King Apr 2018
Triumph & Torment Roger Stern May 2018
The Underwater Welder Jeff Lemire June 2018
Black Hammer, Vol. 1 Jeff Lemire July 2018
Daredevil: Guardian Devil Kevin Smith July 2018

Non-Fiction

Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven John E. Gardiner Mar 2017
How to Read a Book Mortimer J. Adler Jan 2017
The Violinist’s Thumb Sam Kean Oct 2017
Play Anything Ian Bogost Dec 2017
On Writing Stephen King Apr 2018
Building a Bridge to the 18th Century Neil Postman July 2018
The Hero With a Thousand Faces Joseph Campbell

Christian Faith

The Significance of Silence Arnold Olson Jan 2017
What it Means to Be Free Calvin B. Hanson Feb 2017
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Gordon D. Fee May 2017
Joy for the World Greg Forster Jun 2017
TheOlogy Marty Machowski Aug 2017
Exalting Jesus in Leviticus Allan Moseley Nov 2017
The Church as Movement J.R. Woodward Dec 2017
Come, Let Us Adore Him Paul David Tripp Jan 2018
Faith Formation in a Secular Age Andrew Root Jan 2018
God in the Whirlwind David F. Wells Jan 2018
A Meal with Jesus Tim Chester Jan 2018
The Path to True Happiness D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Feb 2018
The Trellis and the Vine Colin Marshall Feb 2018
Life Together Dietrich Bonhoeffer Feb 2018
Spirit Empowered Mission Arturo Azurdia Mar 2018
Daniel Iain M. Duguid Apr 2018
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands Paul David Tripp Apr 2018
Total Church Tim Chester & Steve Timmis May 2018
This Changes Everything Jaquelle Crowe June 2018
Journey to Joy: The Psalms of Ascent Josh Moody July 2018
Luther On the Christian Life Carl Trueman
The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus Alan J. Thompson
Acts: The Church Afire R. Kent Hughes
Luther: Lectures on Romans Martin Luther
Commentary on Romans Martin Luther
Institutes of the Christian Religion John Calvin

Periodical Subscriptions

Hedgehog Review IASCulture.org 2017-18
The American Scholar theamericanscholar.org 2017
The New Yorker newyorker.org 2018