2016 Books

Goal: Same as Last year - 120 books
Read as of 12/31/2016  -  141 books


Bold = I will most likely read again at some point
Highlight = I really liked it and want you to read it too

1. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins (1/2/2016)
2. Star Wars Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith by Tom Veitch, Kevin J. Anderson (1/8/2016)
3. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins (1/9/2016)
4. Cloak of Deception (Star Wars) by James Luceno (1/11/2016)
5. Jack Staples and the Ring of Time by Mark Batterson, Joel Clark (1/15/2016)
6. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (1/15/2016)
7. Timebound (The Chronos Files Book 1) by Rysa Walker (1/26/2016)
8. Time's Echo (The Chronos Files #1.5) by Rysa Walker (1/26/2016)
9. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket (1/28/2016)
10. The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events #2) by Lemony Snicket (1/29/2016)
11. The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events #3) by Lemony Snicket (2/2/2016)
12. Time's Edge (The Chronos Files #2) by Rysa Walker (2/2/2016)
13. Time's Mirror (The Chronos Files #2.5) by Rysa Walker (2/3/2016)
14. The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events #4) by Lemony Snicket (2/4/2016)
15. The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events #5) by Lemony Snicket (2/5/2016)

16. The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events #6) by Lemony Snicket (2/9/2016)
17. Time's Divide (The Chronos Files #3) by Rysa Walker (2/11/2016)
18. Jack Staples and the City of Shadows by Mark Batterson, Joel N. Clark (2/11/2016)
19. The Wesleyan Quadrilateral: Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Experience as a Model of Evangelical Theology by Don Thorsen (2/12/2016)
20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (2/13/2016)

21. Simon Says (The Chronos Files) by Rysa Walker (2/15/2016)
22. The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events #7) by Lemony Snicket (2/16/2016)
23. The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events #8) by Lemony Snicket (2/17/2016)
24. The Burning Heart, John Wesley: Evangelist by Arthur Skevington Wood (2/18/2016)
25. 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson (2/25/2016)



26. The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events #9) by Lemony Snicket (3/7/2016)
27. The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events #10) by Lemony Snicket (3/8/2016)
28. The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events #11) by Lemony Snicket (3/10/2016)
29. The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events #12) by Lemony Snicket (3/11/2016)
30. The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events #13) by Lemony Snicket (3/14/2016)

31. The BFG by Roald Dahl (3/16/2016)
32. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (3/17/2016)
33. Night Driving: A Story of Faith in the Dark by Addie Zierman (3/23/2016)
34. How to Be Here by Rob Bell (3/26/2016)
35. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (3/30/2016)

36. The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate by John H. Walton* (4/18/2016)
37. Genesis for Normal People by Peter Enns, Jared Byas* (4/24/2016)
38. Genesis (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary) by John H. Walton* (4/24/2016)
39. The Evolution of Adam, What the Bible Does and Doesn't Say about Human Origins by Peter Enns* (4/27/2016)
40. The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our "Correct" Beliefs by Peter Enns (4/27/2016) Read my Review Here

41. The Barbarian Way: Unleash the Untamed Faith Within by Erwin Raphael McManus (4/29/2016)
42. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (5/2/2016)
43. Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution by Denis O. Lamoureux* (5/4/2016)
44. Literary Approaches To Biblical Interpretation by Tremper Longman III* (5/6/2016)
45. Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? by James K. Hoffmeier, Gordon John Wenham, Kenton Sparks, Charles Halton (Editor)* (5/11/2016)

46. The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament by Sandra L. Richter (5/12/2016)
47. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card (5/15/2016)
48. Ancient Israel's History: An Introduction to Issues and Sources by Bill T. Arnold (5/18/2016)
49. Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament by William Sanford Lasor, David Allan Hubbard, Frederic William Bush (5/18/2016)
50. HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History by James B. Pritchard (5/18/2016)

51. Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith by Ann Spangler, Lois Tverberg (5/22/2016)
52. This Is Awkward: How Life's Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection by Sammy Rhodes (5/23/2016)
53. Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card (5/24/2016)
54. Water to Wine by Brian Zahnd (5/27/2016)
55. Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card (5/30/2016)
56. C. S. Lewis: Memories and Reflections by John Lawlor (6/3/2016)
57. Slaying the Dragon: Mythmaking in the Biblical Tradition by Bernard F. Batto* (6/7/2016)
58. True Myth: C. S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell on the Veracity of Christianity by James W Menzies (6/7/2016)
59. How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is On the Way and Love Is Already Here by Jonathan Martin (6/9/2016)
60. Who Was Jesus? by N.T. Wright (6/10/2016)

61. Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler  (6/14/2016)
62. The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan (6/18/2016)
63. The Sacredness of Questioning Everything by David Dark (6/29/2016)
64. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (6/30/2016)
65. Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It's Killing Us by Shane Claiborne (7/6/2016)

66. The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis: An Introduction by Jerry Root, Mark Neal (7/11/2016)
67. C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell: A Companion and Study Guide to the Screwtape Letters by William O'Flaherty (7/11/2016)
68. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald (7/12/2016)
69. Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C. S. Lewis by Abigail Santamaria (7/19/2016)
70. Struggling with Scripture by Walter Brueggemann, William C. Placher, Brian K. Blount (7/19/2016)

71. The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues #1) by Rick Riordan (7/20/2016)
72. Meta (Meta #1) by Tom Reynolds (7/20/2016)
73. The Second Wave (Meta #2) by Tom Reynolds (7/25/2016)
74. Love: Expressed by Tristan Sherwin (7/27/2016)
75. 'In the Beginning...' A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall by Pope Benedict XVI (7/31/2016)

76. Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster (7/31/2016)
77. Rise of The Circle (Meta #3) by Tom Reynolds (8/2/2016)
78. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (8/5/2016)
79. Reading for the Common Good by C. Christopher Smith (8/8/2016)
80. Red Rising by Pierce Brown (8/23/2016)

81. Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings by Diana Pavlac Glyer (8/25/2016)
82. How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative by Roger E. Olson (8/29/2016)
83. Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest by Jennifer Crusie, Editor (8/31/2016)
84. The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley (9/2/2016)
85. Heirs of Grace by Tim Pratt (9/6/2016)

86. Impossible Dreams by Tim Pratt (9/6/2016)
87. The Legend of Sam Miracle (Outlaws of Time #1) by N.D. Wilson (9/8/2016)
88. 2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut (9/15/2016)
89. The Defenders by Philip K. Dick (9/15/2016)
90. The Songs Of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke (9/15/2016)

91. The Pastor as Moral Guide by Rebekah Miles (9/21/2016)
92. A Tale of Mist and Shadow by M.R. Laver  (9/30/2016)
93. Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science by Mike McHargue (9/30/2016)
94. Salvage by Orson Scott Card (10/10/2016)
95. Jesus Wants to Save Christians: Learning to Read a Dangerous Book by Rob Bell (10/10/2016)

96. Time Enough at Last by Lyn Venable (10/21/2016)
97. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling (10/22/2016)
98. The Portion of the Poor by M. Douglas Meeks, Ed. (10/24/2016)
99. Changing Our Mind by David P. Gushee (10/28/2016)
100. Reading the Bible Again For the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally by Marcus J. Borg (10/30/2016)

101. A Letter to My Congregation by Ken Wilson (10/31/2016)
102. Hunters in the Forest by Robert Silverberg (11/4/2016)
103. The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster (11/4/2016)
104. UnClobber by Colby Martin (11/5/2016)
105. The Bible's Yes to Same-Sex Marriage: An Evangelical's Change of Heart by Mark Achtemeier (11/5/2016)

106. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (11/8/2016)
107. The Wind People by Marion Zimmer Bradley (11/11/2016)
108. The Color Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft (11/11/2016)
109. Cur Deus Homo by Anselm of Canterbury (11/11/2016)
110. The Rule of Saint Benedict by Benedict of Nursia (11/11/2016)

111. Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions by Rachel Held Evans (11/16/2016)
112. The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo (11/17/2016)
113. Choosing the Good: Christian Ethics in a Complex World by Dennis P. Hollinger (11/17/2016)
114. The Story of King Jesus by Ben Irwin (11/17/2016)
115. Doctor Who: Touched By An Angel by Jonathan Morris (11/18/2016)

116. The Fringe by Orson Scott Card (11/18/2016)
117. On the Incarnation by Athanasius of Alexandria (11/18/2016)
118. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo (11/21/2016)
119. Reviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devil for Doubters and the Disenchanted by Richard Beck (11/21/2016)
120. Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality by Wesley Hill (11/21/2016)

121. Infinity Ring Book 1: A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner (11/28/2016)
122. The Rover by Drew Magary (11/28/2016)
123. Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham (11/30/2016)
124. The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis (11/30/2016)
125. How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind by Thomas C. Oden (12/2/2016)

126. The Shack by William Paul Young (12/4/2016)
127. Misery's Mirror (Pathfinder Tales) by Liane Merciel (12/5/2016)
128. Jupiter Five by Arthur C. Clarke (12/5/2016)
129. Readings in Christian Thought: Second Edition by Hugh T. Kerr, Editor (12/5/2016)
130. Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage by Donald W. Dayton (12/5/2016)

131. From Christ to the World: Introductory Readings in Christian Ethics by Wayne G. Boulton (12/5/2016)
132. The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition Reform by Roger E. Olson (12/6/2016)
133. The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Reformation by Justo L. González (12/6/2016)
134. The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker (12/9/2016)
135. The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis (12/15/2016)
136. The Walk Up Nameless Ridge by Hugh Howey (12/19/2016)
137. How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (12/21/2016)
138. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase by Douglas Adams (12/21/2016)
139. Both Sides of the Wardrobe: C. S. Lewis, Theological Imagination, and Everyday Discipleship Ed. by Rob Fennell (12/22/2016)
140. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany (12/27/2016)
141. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (12/29/2016)


*Books read for my research paper on how to read and interpret Genesis 1 and 2.

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