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
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
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
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