Books Read in 2015

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m a fan of year-end lists. A few years ago, after reading several bloggers’ lists of the books they’d read the previous year, and realizing how much I enjoyed the posts, I decided to start keeping track of my own reading and posting about it at the end of the year. Other than the fact that I like seeing such lists, I can’t think of any good reason people would want to know what books I read last year. Nevertheless, here’s the books I finished in 2015, in the order I read them.

Fight Club—Chuck Palahniuk

Pylon—William Faulkner

Zero db and Other Stories—Madison Smartt Bell

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek—Annie Dillard

Great Art Treasures in America’s Smaller Museums—Michael Dineen, ed.

Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love—Dava Sobel

Fall to Grace: A Revolution of God, Self, and Society—Jay Bakker

Ulysses—James Joyce

Restoration Agriculture—Mark Shepherd

A History of the Keesee Family—Vincent A. Keesee

The President’s Devotional—Joshua Dubois

The Jazz and Blues Lover’s Guide to the U.S.—Christiane Bird

The Bush Devil Ate Sam…and other tales of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa—Curtis Mekemson

The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach—Ben Falk

We the Eaters: If We Change Dinner, We Can Change the World—Ellen Gustafson

Jesus, Bread and Chocolate: Crafting a Handmade Faith in a Mass-Market World—John J. Thompson

Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark—Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Full Moon: The Amazing Rock & Roll Life of Keith Moon—Dougal Butler

The Berlitz Self-Teacher: French

Lords of Poverty: The Power, Prestige, and Corruption of the International Aid Business—Graham Hancock

Deerland: America’s Hunt for Ecological Balance and the Essence of Wildness—Al Cambronne

Saints are Now: Eight Portraits of Modern Sanctity—John J. Delaney, ed.

2nd Virginia Cavalry—Robert J. Driver, Jr.

The Simple Life: The Pleasures and Rewards of Getting Back to the Basics—Rhonda Hetzel

Organic Wesley: A Christian Perspective on Food, Farming and Faith—William C. Guerrant, Jr.

Unsuitable For Ladies: An Anthology of Women Travelers—Jane Robinson

The Emma Caites Way—A.V. Waters

The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry—Norman Wirzba, ed.

The Man Who Moved a Mountain—Richard C. Davids

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption—Bryan Stevenson

Uncertainty: Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science—David Lindley

Raising Less Corn, More Hell: The Case for the Independent Farm and Against Industrial Food—George Pyle

Pittsylvania County Virginia: A Brief History—Larry G. Aaron

A Revolution Down on the Farm: The Transformation of American Agriculture Since 1929—Paul K. Conkin

Saint Patrick’s Battalion—James Alexander Thom

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast—Ira Wallace

Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future—Bill McKibben

Gilead—Marilynne Robinson

The Spell of the Sensuous—David Abram

What in God’s Name Are You Eating?– How Can Christians Live and Eat Responsibly in Today’s Global Village—Andrew Francis

Planetwise: Dare to Care for God’s World—Dave Bookless

The Reivers—William Faulkner

Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took on the Sheiks and Bluebloods…and Won—Sally Jenkins