2008 Books (List)

Here is the list of books that I completed reading in 2008…a couple short of my goal (though I may still finish one book I am currently workng on).  I commented on most of the books from the second half of the year in my monthly book posts.  The date listed is the date I finished the book – next year I may also make note of when I begin (in some cases I may start a book and take a few months, while others may take a few days).  In another post, I’ll list my favorite reads this year.

Blink; Malcolm Gladwell  1/3/08 <began in 2007>
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Seeing Stone (Book 2); Tony Diterlizzi & Holly Black 1/3/08
Faceless Killers: A Kurt Wallender Mystery; Henning Mankell 1/7/08
The Blade Itself; Marcus Sakey 1/13/08
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Lucinda’s Secret (Book 3); Tony Diterlizzi & Holly Black 1/13/08
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Ironwood Tree (Book 4); Tony Diterlizzi & Holly Black 1/14/08
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Wrath of Mulgarath (Book 5); Tony Diterlizzi & Holly Black 1/14/08
Better Off:  Flipping the Switch on Technology:  Eric Brende 1/21/08
The End of Mr. Y; Scarlett Thomas 2/3/08
A History of the Amish; Steven M. Nolt 2/5/08
The Silver on the Tree; Susan Cooper 2/17/08
The Dogs of Riga: A Kurt Wallender Mystery; Henning Mankell 2/27/08
Samson and the Pirate Monks:  Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood; Nate Larkin 3/1/08
Blood Work: Michael Connelly 3/10/08
Simple Church; Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger 3/19/08
A Darkness More Than Night: Michael Connelly 3/19/08
Death of a Gossip; M.C. Beaton 3/31/08
Jumper; Steven Gould 4/5/08
God’s Big Picture; Vaughan Roberts 4/8/08
Growing People Through Small Groups; David Stark & Betty Veldman Wieland 4/11/08
Remembering; Wendall Berry 4/14/08
How Soccer Explains the World; Franklin Foer 5/15/08
The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Groups Ministry; Bill Donahue & Russ Robinson  5/27/08
The Chase; Clive Cussler 6/4/08
Walk On:  The Spiritual Journey of U2 by Steve Stockman 6/16/08
Respectable Sins:  Confronting the Sins We Tolerate by Jerry Bridges 6/24/08
The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen 6/30/08
Thunderstruck by Eric Larsen 7/15/08
The Lincoln Lawyer by Micheal Connelly 7/27/08
The Art of Pastoring by David Hansen 7/31/08
Manalive by G.K. Chesterton 8/15/08
City of Bones by Michael Connelly 8/24/08
What Is A Healthy Church Member? by  Thabiti Anyabwile 8/29/08
Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly 9/4/08
World Made By Hand by James Kunstler 9/8/08
The Road by Cormac McCarthy 9/14/08
Running Scared by Edward Welch 9/16/08
Humility by C.J. Mahaney 9/17/08
Lost Light by Michael Connelly 9/22/08
The Reason for God by Timothy Keller 9/28/08
What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris 10/4/08
Vintage Jesus by Mark Driscoll 10/6/08
Half-Life/Die Already by Mark Steele 10/8/08
When gods Die by C.S. Harris 10/20/08
Total Church by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis 10/28/08
Watchman by Ian Rankin 10/31/08
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau 11/2/08
Such a Strange Lady by Janet Hitchman 11/4/08
A Journey Worth Taking by Charles Drew 11/26/08
Francis Schaeffer:  an Authentic Life by Colin Duriez 11/28/08
In the Shadow of Memory by Floyd Skloot 12/7/08
Whatever It Takes by Paul Tough 12/15/08
Safe at Home by Richard Doster 12/28/09
Meditating On the Word by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 12/30/08
-translated by David McI. Gracie


2 responses to this post.

  1. Quite a list, Adam. I’m looking forward to reading your list of the best. I usually write the date started a finished (sometimes just the month and year) in the inside front cover of each book I read, so I can pick up books in the future and see when the last time I read them was, and also to see my reading habits years down the road.


  2. Joel…that’s a very good idea. Especially since I usually write in my books anyway. That said, I will refrain from writing in the library books!


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