Saturday, January 7, 2012


2011 was a book year for me.

I don't know if I just had more time to read or just more desire to investigate issues in an in-depth way . Sometimes one book on a particular subject leads to an increased interest in that subject and even more reading about it as a result.

I may try reviewing some of my favorites as I get a chance. It will be fun for me to revisit some of these marvelous books as I try to remember (!) all that struck me and what I gained from their pages.

Books enjoyed in 2011: (in no particular order)

"The Island of the World" Michael D. O'brien

"Father Elijah" Michael D. O'Brien

"One Thousand Gifts" Ann Voskamp

"The Secret Knowledge": on the Dismantling of American Culture - David Mamet

"Unbroken" Laura Hillenbrand

"Jihad in the West: Muslim conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries" Paul Fregosi

"Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy" Eric Metaxas

"The Road to Serfdom" F.A.Hayak

"Out of the Silent Planet" C.S. Lewis

"Perelandra" C.S.Lewis

"That Hideous Strength" C.S.Lewis

"Sharia-The Threat to America" Center For Security Policy

"Portrait of a Spy" Daniel Silva

"The Twelfth Imam" Rosenberg

"7 Tipping Points that Saved the World" - Stewart

"In The Garden of Beasts" - Larson

"Villette" Charlotte Bronte

"The Three Brontes" May Sinclair

"Armadale" Wilkie Collins

"Basil" Wilkie Collins