This was another good reading year, not a new record for quanity, but my second highest since beginning to keep track in 2010. Granted, it squeaked into that position because I counted one children's picture book (King Ron of the Triceratops), but it was my son-in-law's first published book, so it deserved no less.

Looking at the chronological list (which has rankings, warnings, and review links), you can pretty much tell the months that we were travelling overseas. There was no month in which I read zero books, but some had only one or two. Summer was my best time for reading: over half the books fell into July, August, and September.

Here's the alphbetical list. Once again, I'm pleased with the variety, even though it's pretty heavy on George MacDonald because of my goal of reading all of his books in order over a period of three years. Titles in bold I found particularly worthwhile.

  1. The Bible (Holman Christian Standard Bible version)
  2. The Black Star of Kingston by S. D. Smith
  3. The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel
  4. Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers
  5. The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  6. Cure by Jo Marchant
  7. Daughter of Liberty by Edna Boutwell
  8. Dere Mable by E. Streeter
  9. A Dish of Orts by George MacDonald
  10. Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  11. Early Tales of the Atomic Age by Daniel Lang
  12. The Elect Lady by George MacDonald
  13. Ember Falls by S. D. Smith
  14. Far Above Rubies by George MacDonald
  15. The Fatal Tree by Stephen Lawhead
  16. The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  17. George MacDonald: 365 Readings by C. S. Lewis
  18. The Green Ember by S. D. Smith
  19. Guild Court by George MacDonald
  20. Heather and Snow by George MacDonald
  21. Hidden Secrets Revealed by Wallace M. Campbell
  22. Hiroshima by John Hersey
  23. Hiroshima Diary by Dr. Michihoko Hachiya
  24. The History of the Renaissance World by Susan Wise Bauer
  25. Home Again by George MacDonald
  26. The Hope of the Gospel by George MacDonald
  27. Into the Atomic Age edited by Sholto Watt
  28. King Ron of the Triceratops by S. S. Paulson
  29. The Light Princess and other Fairy Stories by George MacDonald
  30. Lilith A (first draft of Lilith) by George MacDonald
  31. Lilith by George MacDonald
  32. The Lion of St. Mark by G. A. Henty
  33. The Lion of St. Mark by G. A. Henty (re-read after visiting Venice)
  34. Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  35. Mark and Livy by Resa Willis
  36. Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris
  37. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  38. The New Testament (King James version)
  39. Old Granny Fox by Thornton W. Burgess
  40. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  41. Poetical Works, Volume 1 by George MacDonald
  42. Poetical Works, Volume 2 by George MacDonald
  43. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  44. The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald
  45. The Road to Character by David Brooks
  46. A Rough Shaking by George MacDonald
  47. Salted with Fire by George MacDonald
  48. Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins by James Runcie
  49. Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night by James Runcie
  50. Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil by James Runcie
  51. Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie
  52. Stephen Archer and Other Tales by George MacDonald
  53. There and Back by George MacDonald
  54. They're Your Kids by Sam Sorbo
  55. The Tragedie of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, a study by George MacDonald
  56. The Tragedy of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare
  57. Unnatural Death by Dorothy Sayers
  58. Unspoken Sermons Series II by George MacDonald
  59. Unspoken Sermons Series III by George MacDonald
  60. The Village on the Edge of the World by A. T. Oram
  61. Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  62. What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  63. What's Wrong with the World by G. K. Chesterton
  64. Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers
  65. Wild Animals I have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton
  66. Will Rogers (Hallmark)
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In 2016 I only re-read and slowly re-studied "Jesus: A New Vision" by Marcus J. Borg. I am now reading a novel in French called "Le Livre de Saphir". At the same time I'm reading "Le Zen des petits riens", by one of Suzuki Roshi's students. I have a pile of French books to read because a French lady who lives in this building (in Puerto Rico) left a bunch of books on the exchange table downstairs. After I finish those, I'd like to re-read "La Spiaggia Infuocata" (an Italian translation of Wilbur Smith's "The Burning Shore"). And I read my Bible in Italian. The idea is to keep the brain working. Perhaps my volume of short stories, "The Mindverse Chronicles" will be on your 2017 list. :D



Posted by Diane Villafane on Friday, January 06, 2017 at 11:22 am

My brain is exhausted just thinking about reading in all those languages. You don't even mention Spanish. I can't keep up with all the books I want to read in one language.



Posted by SursumCorda on Friday, January 06, 2017 at 11:45 am

I didn't read much in 2016, but I did finish my first "real" book in German. I appreciate reading in English a lot more now . . .



Posted by Janet on Saturday, January 07, 2017 at 7:17 am

The Mindverse Chronicles are in English... :D



Posted by Diane Villafane on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:21 am
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