Books of 2012

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Image from the game Dixit
Illustrated by Marie Cardouat

The holidays have slowed things down here on the blog. Next week I should be able to resume regularly scheduled posts.

During 2012, I kept a list of the books I read or listened to via audio. The library is a fantastic resource for .MP3s downloadable to a smartphone or ipod. For better or worse, here’s the list–including everything from the academic to beach trash…  These books are organized mostly by chronological order within each category.


Eldest, Brizingr, & Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, & God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
The Chronicles of Narnia (all seven) by C.S. Lewis (aloud)
Stonefather by Orson Scott Card (audio)
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (audio)
Counterfeit Magic by Kelley Armstrong (audio)
The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley
The Saint of Dragons by Jason Hightman
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, An Acceptable Time, & Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (audio)
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaimon (audio)



Soledad by Angie Cruz
The Maytrees by Annie Dillard
Imperfect Birds by Anne Lamott
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The Translator, Minaret, & Lyrics Alley by Leila Aboulela
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Big Country Volume Four: Stories of Louis L’Amour by Louis L’Amour (audio)
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Heat Rises by Richard Castle
World Without End by Ken Follett
Broken Harbor by Tana French
Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
Meet the Austins, The Moon by Night, A Ring of Endless Light, Troubling a StarThe Arm of the StarfishThe Young Unicorns, And Both Were Young, Camilla, Dragons in the Waters, A House Like a Lotus, A Live Coal in the Sea, The Other Side of the Sun, The Small Rain, A Severed Wasp, & Love Letters by Madeleine L’Engle



Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren F. Winner
The Missional Leader by Alan Roxburgh & Fred Romanuk
The Great Emergence by Phillis Tickle
Emerging Evangelicals: Faith, Modernity, and the Desire for Authenticity by James S. Bielo
Christ and Culture by H. Richard Niebuhr
In Search of the True Light by Mike Shreve
Yoga and the Body of Christ: What Position Should Christians Hold? by Dave Hunt
Jesus in the Lotus: The Mystical Doorway between Christianity and Yogic Spirituality by Russill Paul



Fact & Fiction: The New Journalism & Nonfiction Novel by John Hollowell
Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writer’s Guide edited by Mark Kramer & Wendy Call
The Copyeditor’s Handbook by Amy Einsohn



In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction edited by Lee Gutkind
Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses by Claire Dederer
The New York Mormon Regional Singles Halloween Dance by Elna Baker
Sexless in the City by Anne Broadway
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen
Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky But Authentic Spiritual Memoir by Susan E Isaacs
The Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards by William J. Broad
Teach Us to Sit Still: A Skeptic’s Search for Health and Healing by Tim Parks
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
The Tale of the Rose: The Love Story Behind The Little Prince by Consuelo de Saint-Exupery
When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations of Voice by Terry Tempest Williams
A Room of Her Own by Virginia Woolf
The Practice of English Language Teaching by Jeremy Harmer
Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas
Another Insane Devotion: On the Love of Cats and Persons by Peter Trachtenberg

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