It's time for my annual compilation of books read during the past year.

  • Total books: 86
  • Fiction: 58
  • Non-fiction: 28
  • Month with most books: February (15)
  • Month with fewest books: December (2; not surprising, with the Stücklins visiting for a very active month)
  • Most frequent authors: Arthur Ransome (14), C. S. Lewis (11), S. D. Smith (11), Tony Hillerman (10). Ransome scored so high because of my habit of periodically re-reading good books—it was his turn. This year concluded my C. S. Lewis retrospective. Smith came out with two new books this year and I like to re-read the series before indulging in the latest. Hillerman is a prolific author whose prominence was the result of my introduction to his work via a Christmas gift from last year.

Here's the alphabetical list; links are to reviews. The different colors only reflect whether or not you've followed a hyperlink. This chronological list has ratings and warnings as well.

  1. The Alto Wore Tweed by Mark Schweizer
  2. The Archer's Cup by S. D. Smith
  3. The Art of Construction by Mario Salvadori
  4. The Bible (Revised Standard Version)
  5. The Big Six by Arthur Ransome
  6. The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity by Matthew Kelly
  7. The Black Star of Kingston by S. D. Smith
  8. The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman
  9. The Books of the Apocrypha (Revised Standard Version)
  10. Brother Cadfael's Penance (Brother Cadfael #20) by Ellis Peters
  11. C. S. Lewis: A Companion and Guide by Walter Hooper
  12. The Child's Book of the Seasons by Arthur Ransome
  13. Christian Reflections by C. S. Lewis
  14. Coot Club by Arthur Ransome
  15. Coots in the North and Other Stories by Arthur Ransome
  16. Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman
  17. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
  18. The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature by C. S. Lewis, edited by Walter Hooper
  19. Ember Falls by S. D. Smith
  20. Ember Rising by S. D. Smith (March)
  21. Ember Rising by S. D. Smith (November)
  22. Ember's End by S. D. Smith (March)
  23. Ember's End by S. D. Smith (November)
  24. An Experiment in Criticism by C. S. Lewis
  25. The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman
  26. The First Eagle by Tony Hillerman
  27. The First Fowler by S. D. Smith
  28. The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
  29. The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis
  30. G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis: The Riddle of Joy by edited by Michael H. Macdonald and Andrew A. Tadie
  31. Gertie's Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley
  32. God in the Dock by C. S. Lewis
  33. Great Northern? by Arthur Ransome
  34. The Green Ember by S. D. Smith
  35. A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis
  36. The Heretic's Apprentice (Brother Cadfael #16) by Ellis Peters
  37. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  38. The Holy Thief (Brother Cadfael #19) by Ellis Peters
  39. Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  40. Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  41. Killing Reagan by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
  42. The Last Archer by S. D. Smith
  43. Lead Yourself First by Raymond M. Kethledge and Michael S. Erwin
  44. Legion by Brandon Sanderson
  45. Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson
  46. Letters to an American Lady by C. S. Lewis, edited by Clyde S. Kilby
  47. Letters to Children by C. S. Lewis
  48. Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer by C. S. Lewis
  49. Lies of the Beholder by Brandon Sanderson
  50. Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman
  51. Lord Darcy Investigates by Randall Garrett
  52. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
  53. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
  54. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
  55. The Lost Family by Libby Copeland
  56. Matthew Wolfe: The Making of Matthew Wolfe by Blair Bancroft
  57. Missee Lee by Arthur Ransome
  58. Murder and Magic by Randall Garrett
  59. The New Testament (English Standard Version)
  60. Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel by George Orwell
  61. Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories by C. S. Lewis
  62. The Omega Document by J. Alexander McKenzie
  63. Peter Duck by Arthur Ransome
  64. The Picts and the Martyrs by Arthur Ransome
  65. Pigeon Post by Arthur Ransome
  66. The Potter's Field (Brother Cadfael #17) by Ellis Peters
  67. The Psalter by Coverdale translation
  68. The Quotable Lewis edited by Wayne Martindale and Jerry Root
  69. Secret Water by Arthur Ransome
  70. The Shape Shifter by Tony Hillerman
  71. The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman
  72. Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman
  73. Starman Jones by Robert Heinlein
  74. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
  75. The Summer of the Danes (Brother Cadfael #18) by Ellis Peters
  76. Surprised Laughter: The Comic World of C. S. Lewis by Terry Lindvall
  77. Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome
  78. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
  79. Talking God by Tony Hillerman
  80. A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman
  81. Too Many Magicians by Randall Garrett
  82. We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea by Arthur Ransome
  83. Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome
  84. The World's Last Night and other Essays by C. S. Lewis
  85. The Wreck and Rise of Whitson Mariner by S. D. Smith
  86. Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive by Jennifer Fulwiler
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Great job getting all those books read. Sadly, even with the pandemic, my reading took a hit. Too much Netflix. I'll have to work on my list, which is less than half the length of yours.



Posted by dstb on Wednesday, January 06, 2021 at 4:58 pm
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