Friday, January 1, 2010

Reading List for 2009

Along with blackeyed peas, turnip greens and "Auld Lang Syne," my New Year's traditions include accounting for my reading in the prior year. For years now, I've kept the titles and authors on my wall calendar, transferring them at year's end. Here-- without annotation--is my list of books from 2009:

1. Clyde Edgerton, The Bible Salesman
2. Shannon Hall, Austenland
3.
Sue Monck Kidd, The Mermaid's Chair
4. Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen
5. Joe Queenan, Balsamic Dreams...
6. Sheila Weller, Girls Like Us
7. Nicole Krauss, History of Love
8.
Rachel Keener, The Killing Tree
9. Jumpa Lahiri Unaccustomed Earth
10. C.S. Richardson, The End of the Alphabet
11. Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge
12. Aravind Adiga, White Tiger
13. Toni Morrison, A Mercy
14. Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck
15. Lisa Genova, Still Alice
16. Jane Smiley, Good Faith
17. Kathryn Stockett, The Help
18. Peter Mayle, Hotel Pastis
19. Erik Larsen, Devil in the White City
20. James Meek, The People's Act of Love
21. John Elder Robinson, Look Me in the Eye
22. Ishmael Baeh, Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
23. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
24. Robert Goolrick, The Reliable Wife
25. John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
26. Virginia Euwer Wolf, Make Lemonade
27. Victor Wooten, The Music Lesson
28. Jane Smiley, Horse Heaven
29. Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book
30.
Lisa See, Shanghai Girls
31. Per Petterson, Out Stealing Horses
32. Carol Shields, Jane Austen
33. Neil Gaimann, The Graveyard Book
34. Sheila Kay Adams, My Old True Love
35. Julia Baxbaum, The Opposite of Love
36. Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Angel's Game
37. Elizabeth Berg, Home Safe
38. Kent Haruf, Plainsong
39. E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
40. Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains
41. Pat Conroy, South of Broad
42. Diane Hammond, Going to Bend
43. Elmore Leonard, Road Dogs
44. Audrey Niffennegger, Her Fearful Symmetry
45.
Elizabeth Strout, Abide with Me
46. Erica Eisdorfer, The Wet Nurse's Tale
47. Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
48. Ron Rash, Burning Bright (short story collection)
49.
Clyde Edgerton, Floatplane Notebooks
50. Julia Alvarez, Before We Were Free
51. Richard Russo, That Old Cape Magic
52. Celia Rivenbark, Belle Weather
53.
Alex Witchel, The Spare Wife
54.
Kate DiCamillo, The Magician's Elephant
55. Ron Rash, The World Made Straight
56. Jeannette Wells, Half Broke Horses
57. Gregory Maguire, Matchless: A Christmas Story
58. Lin Enger, Undiscovered Country
59. Steig Larrson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
60. Elizabeth Brundidge, Someone Else's Daughter



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2 comments:

Michael said...

What is required in order to have Jesus ABIDE in us and we in Him?

Can we do it:
1. By accepting Him as our our own personal Lord and Savior ?
No. Where does the Bible say that?

2. By the grace of GOD only? Sola Gracias?
No. Where does the Bible say that?

3. By faith in GOD alone? Sola Fides?
No. Where does the Bible say that?

It is simple common sense that since He commanded that we must do something, then doesn't it stand to reason that He would also tell us how to do it?

Jesus was very clear in what we must do in order to have Him ABIDE in us and we in Him.

Jesus left this command for us in John 6:53-57:

53 "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you (the taken away branch);

54 he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

56 HE WHO EATS MY FLESH AND DRINKS MY BLOOD ABIDES IN ME, AND I IN HIM.

57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me."

Ruby Calhoun said...

Congratulations to Burning Bright being chosen as an Okra Pick - http://ow.ly/18QEV