2012 in books

This year, I was not able to finish as many books as in 2011. A large part of this may have to do with a few heavy tomes. It took quite some time to get through Herodotus’ Histories, Homer’s Iliad and Wright’s Jesus and the Victory of God. Below is the whole list, complete with links to each review. Also, if, on reading this, you have any recommendations of titles you think I might like then please do feel free to leave suggestions.

Christianity (16)

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels – Craig Blomberg
Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes – Kenneth Bailey
Revelation for Everyone – Tom Wright
Barefoot Disciple – Stephen Cherry
The Problem of the Pastoral Epistles – P.N. Harrison
Jesus and the Victory of God – N.T. Wright
The Four Loves – C.S. Lewis
The Early Church – W.H.C. Frend
Paul: A Very Short Introduction – E.P. Sanders
What St Paul Really Said – Tom Wright
Christianity Rediscovered – Vincent Donovan
The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
Paul: Fresh Perspectives – N.T. Wright
Introverts in the church – Adam McHugh
The Future of Justification – John Piper
Blind Spots in the Bible – Adrian Plass

Science (7)

The Limits of Science – Peter Medawar
On Space and Time – various
Cosmos – Carl Sagan
The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
A User’s Guide to the Brain – John Ratey
The Man Who Changed Everything – Basil Mahon
Collider – Paul Halpern

Fiction (10)

Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy
The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
The Well-Beloved – Thomas Hardy
The Double – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Iliad – Homer
Under The Greenwood Tree – Thomas Hardy
The Aeneid – Virgil
Desperate Remedies – Thomas Hardy
The Man in the High Castle – Philip K Dick

Other (6)

Histories – Herodotus
The Motorcycle Diaries – Ernesto Geuvara
Finding Darwin’s God – Kenneth Miller
God is not Great – Christopher Hitchens
Confessions of a GP – Benjamin Daniels
A Brief History of the Crusades – Geoffrey Hindley

Total (39)

3 responses to “2012 in books

  1. johnyarddog

    A disappointing absence of Jules Verne on that list for 2012. Make 2013 a Jules Verne year.

    • Not read Verne for many a year. Any particular recommendations?

      • johnyarddog

        Journey To The Centre Of The Earth is the greatest book ever written. But the older I get, the more and more I enjoy From The Earth To The Moon. Paris in the Twentieth Century is also awesome – very dystopian.