Books Read in 2014

I enjoy reading other bloggers’ lists of the books they read in the previous year.  So this past year (inspired by A Pilgrim in Narnia) I decided that I too would keep a list.

My list is only of books that I read from cover to cover, and they’re listed in the order I read them.  If these kinds of lists interest you, check out the lists from Brenton Dickieson and Ross Murray.

So here’s how I spent a good part of my evenings last year:

Silent Spring, Rachel Carson

The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner

The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories, ed. Daniel Imhoff

As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner

Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement is Changing the Way We Eat, Tanya Denckla Cobb

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, Michael Moss

Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food took over the American Meal, Melanie Warner

Home Fires Burning, Robert Inman

The Reconciling Community:  The Missional Mending of Scriptural and Social Relationships through Local Church Ministry, Charles H. Warnock

Backyard Market Gardening: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling What You Grow, Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman

Ava’s Man, Rick Bragg

Good Food:  Grounded Practical Theology, Jennifer Ayres

The Works of John Wesley (14 volumes), ed. Thomas Jackson

The Road to Disunion: Secessionists at Bay 1776-1854, William Freehling

Sustainable Market Farming, Pam Dawling

Genesis and the Rise of Civilization, J. Snodgrass

Living on a Few Acres, USDA

The Quaker Way, Phillip Gulley

The Radical Wesley, Howard Snyder

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, Charles Eisenstein

Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus, C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison

Radical Theology and the Death of God, Thomas J.J. Altizer and William Hamilton

Thirteen Discourses on the Sermon on the Mount, John Wesley

The Holy Bible (ESV) 

American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood, Paul Greenberg

Libel: Sex and Sexuality in the Bible, J. Snodgrass

Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad

Chaos, J. Snodgrass

Ten: Words of Life for an Addicted, Compulsive, Cynical, Divided and Worn-out Culture, Sean Gladding

You Can’t Go Home Again, Thomas Wolfe

The United States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture, and Enlightenment to America, Jeff Biggers

Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit, Daniel Quinn

I’ve already started my new list. Happy reading in 2015!