Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 in Books


My Life in Books (2013)

Titles in bold are HIGHLY recommended, while italicized titles were ones I found rather disappointing and hardly worth the effort/time/money.

1.      Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
2.      Love and Other Dangerous Chemicals by Anthony Capella
3.     The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry
4.       Immanuel’s Veins by Ted Dekker
5.     Ireland by Frank Delaney
6.      The Journal by Henry David Thoreau
7.      The Third Gate by Lincoln Child
8.     Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
9.      The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
10.  The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay
11.  The Voice That Challenged A Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman
12.  Breaking Faith: Can the Catholic Church Save Itself? by John Cornwell
13.  The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
14.Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
15.  Suffer the Little Children by Frances Reilly
16.The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper
17.  Paris: The Collected Traveler by Barrie Kerper
18.  Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
19.  I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
20.  The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart by Madeline Bruser
21.  Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull
22.  Letters of a Portuguese Nun: Uncovering the Mystery Behind a 17th Century Forbidden Love by Myriam Cyr
23.The Thread That Runs So True by Jesse Stuart
24.  Teaching Stories: An Anthology on the Power of Learning and Literature by Robert Coles
25.  A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor
26.  Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
27.If I Live to Be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians by Neenah Ellis
28.  The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby
29. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
30. Empress by Karen Miller
31. The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris
32.  The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions by Karen Armstrong
33.   The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
34.  Manila Noir by Jessica Hagedorn
35.  Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life by Charles C. Calhoun
36.  Two Graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
37.  The Story of A Soul by Saint Therese of Liseux
38.   The Ingredients of Love by Nicolas Barreau
39.  Jerusalem: The Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore
40. The Various Flavors of Coffee by Anthony Capella
41. The Mauritius Command by Patrick O’Brian
42.  The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism by Karen Armstrong
43.   Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter by Alexander Aciman
44. The Modern Inquisition: Seven Prominent Catholics and Their Struggle With The Vatican by Paul Collins
45. The Most Beautiful Book In The World: Eight Novellas by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
46. Venice Is A Fish: A Sensual Guide by Tiziano Scarpa
47. Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine (An Autobiography) by Huston Smith
48. Augustus by John Edward Williams
49. Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage by Edith B. Gelles
50. Panic in Level 4 by Robert Preston
51. The Traitor’s Wife by Kathleen Kent
52. Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes
53. Sister Genevieve: A Courageous Woman's Triumph in Northern Ireland by John Rae
54. The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay
55. Directing for Theater: A Personal Approach by Edgardo Bengson de la Cruz
56. The Small Rain by Madeleine L'Engle

57. Sake and Satori: Japan (Asian) Journals by Joseph Campbell


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