Once again, I read fewer books than I had hoped in a year: 32. I read some really excellent ones, though, and that’s what counts. However, I don’t think I’ve ever had a year with as many two-star ratings – I suppose that’s what comes when I try to broaden my reading horizons.
I decided to narrow my favorites down to my top 5 – the top 5 I would truly recommend be moved to the top of your list for 2015 because I am so happy they finally made the top of my own reading pile.
My favorite 5 books of 2014
- Holy is the Day by Carolyn Weber. There is no such thing as ordinary. (My post.)
- Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition by Karen Glass. The new starting book for those attracted to either Charlotte Mason or classical education. (My first post and my review)
- The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs. Contentment is a mysterious art that Burroughs illuminates as a necessity. (My post)
- What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done by Matt Perman. Productivity and gospel living do go together without cheese or sap. Christ is Lord of all of life, after all.
- Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson. Rollicking good story that embodies several of the Wilsons’ themes.
My top 5 to-be-read books in 2015
And to go with these excellent selections, here are the top 5 books I am looking forward to reading in 2015.
For 2014 I made a list of 10 books I wanted to read and I only ended up reading 3 books off that list – mostly because I forgot I made it and didn’t see it again until last week! So, this year I’ve made a list of 5 and I have it in my notes to review – because this year I’ll be so much better about that (right?!).
- Beauty in the Word by Stratford Caldecott.
- The Liberal Arts Tradition by Ravi Jain.
- The Secret Providences of God by John Calvin.
- Growing in Christ by J.I. Packer.
- The Intellectual Life by A. G. Sertillanges.
What books are on your lists?