Friday, January 4, 2008

Books I Read in 2007

I passed by the blogs of a couple of bibliophile e-friends, and I found it quaint how they kept track of time by the books they read. :) So their New Year posts consisted of book lists like this one. Only, this isn't complete since I only started keeping track around September/October. And this doesn't contain the titles that I started but haven't quite finished reading yet. Here goes.

If you've read any of the titles below, let's get together and share!! ;)

1. The Confessions of St. Augustine

2. Calvin & Hobbes: Scientific Progress Goes Boink!

3. The Manila We Knew ed. Erlina Enriquez Panlilio

4. Discovery Lessons for New Believers: GCF

5. Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

6. Poor People by Fyodor Dostoevsky

7. On Dialogue: An Essay in Free Thought by Robert Grudin

8. God Among The Shakers: A Search for Stillness and Faith at Sabbathday Lake by Suzanne Skees

9. Tales from the Secret Annex by Anne Frank

10. The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius

11. Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard

12. The Handbook of the Militant Christian by Erasmus

13. The Seducer's Diary by Soren Kierkegaard

14. Calvin & Hobbes

15. Can One Person Make A Difference? by Charles Swindoll

16. Atonement by Ian McEwan

17. Just A Moment by Fr. Jerry M. Orbos, SVD

18. Kierkegaard as Religious Thinker by David J. Gouwens

19. C.S. Lewis Had A Wife by William J. Petersen

20. The Matrix of Faith: Reclaiming a Christian Vision by Jeffrey C. Pugh

21. A Girl to Come Come To by Grace Livingston Hill

22. What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey

23. The Aesthetic Validity of Marriage by Soren Kierkegaard

24. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

25. Literature Through the Eyes of Faith by Susan V. Gallagher and Roger Lundin

26. A Model For A Better Future by Kim Alexis

27. We Were The Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

28. The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey

29. My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers


  1. Philip Yancey!!!!!!!!!!!!!! one of my favorite authors! he's so insightful, makes me rethink my faith. love his books! i haven't read 'the jesus i never knew' though. his books demand to be really thought over. galing niya!

    wow, kierkegaard. i read that he's a christian existentialist? that's enough to interest me! how are his books naman?
    the books you've read sound so interesting! have you read any c.s. lewis? :) i must list the books i read too.

  2. I want to read ALL of Yancey's books. ;) I'm the newest member of his fan club.

    I haven't read a lot of Kierkegaard but I find him very read-able, not like "nosebleed" philosophers who write run-ons upon run-ons, haha! He's such a gifted writer, you could get lost in the beauty of his prose alone. I love how he re-words and expounds upon biblical "truths" and applies them to real life situations (like his "Edifying Discourses," which are study guides of Scripture, in miniature). And his "life stages" were a revelation to me! I personally went through the "aesthetic" stage not very long ago (those darn mood swings), and am now in the "ethical" stage, hoping to get to the "religious" stage in time.

    That's right, "Kierk-ey" was one of the fathers of Existentialism (Man is reponsible for defining our own subjective reality) but, unlike Nietzsche, he did not deny God's existence.

  3. Oh yes I read "THE CHRONICLES," haha, waaaay back in elem. I forgot the details na nga, must re-read them again.

    His MERE CHRISTIANITY is in my growing pile of "To-Read" books. It came highly recommended. *excited*

  4. grabe gabi, daming books niyan ah. super fan din ako ni Philip Yancey. :-)

  5. Uuuuy ang dami pala nating Philip Yancey fans! ;) I wish I'd "discovered" him much earlier.

  6. i could lend you mere christianity... and the screwtape letters too! if you want! im not sure though if my titas want to borrow the books first. hahaha

    mere christianity is one of the best books i've read, it gives a really fresh account of what christians believe. i often found myself saying "oo nga noh!" he has so many insights i would never have thought of! must-read! :)

  7. haha!! even my batchmate, si david, is a yancey fan! woohoo

    i got introduced to his books kc my dad absolutely loves his books! my favorite book of his is what's so amazing about grace. then maybe soul survivor. i have to re-read the other books, i didn't understand the others eh, i was too young when i 1st read them. :P

  8. That's so generous of you, Mika! :) Thanks... I actually own a copy of MERE CHRISTIANITY already, haha! Di ko pa lang nababasa kasi dami nang ginagawa sa school.

  9. oh! exciting! i'm sure you'll enjoy it :)

  10. wow, that's a lot of books you've read. I don't think I've even read half this list for the entire year... if i don't add "newspapers" to the list. Hehe.

  11. wowee. good idea. i'll start keeping track this year!

  12. Hi Kim!'s not actually that impressive, you'll notice some comic books and a lot of them were actually very thin volumes :) I've a lot of catching up to do kasi, reading-wise. Naghahabol ako.

    That's one of my New Year resolutions!! Read the paper everyday and not just depend on for my daily dose of news :)

  13. That's great, Cass! :-) It also makes for an easier time when you want to update your book inventory (which will come in handy when the day comes that you own as many books as the Beast... aaaaaah to have a library like his! *sighs dreamily*)

  14. aaaah, but i do update my book inventory whenever i acquire a new book. :) ooooh, that library! it features in my most frequent fantasies.

  15. "but i do update my book inventory whenever i acquire a new book"
    ----> Wow Cass, ang galing! Something to add to my ever-growing list of New Year resolutions :)


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