The Book Ledger

Inspired by the book log over at the usually excellent Blog & Mablog, this ledger will follow my reading from year to year. Rather than attempting to reconstruct previous years' reading, I'll simply begin in 2017 with the birth of this blog. 

I'll record every book I read—the good, the bad, and the heretical—so please don't mistake mere appearance on this list as an unasterisked recommendation. As I am a notorious re-reader, you'll also see repeats over time, especially of my favorite works of fiction, which I find refresh my sense of wonder and help me see through the numbing regularity of things and into the Deep Magic of the Emperor over the Sea. No, I'm not just pumping up my numbers (as if this were baseball or something).

That being said, here's the simple format you'll find below. For each book, you'll get the title, author, and an unscientific, licked-finger-to-the-wind, hip-shot rating out of 10. Yes, The Chronicles of Narnia will all be receiving at least 10 out of 10. If it seems as if the books are grouped by author, it is not because I've rearranged them in this way, but simply that I tend to read several books by one author in sequence. Enjoy!

The Year of Our Lord 2019

1. Churchill: Walking With Destiny by Andrew Roberts (10/10)
2. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (Wow… Just wow)
3. No Quarter November: An Anthology by Douglas Wilson (I can still smell the burning couch—9.5/10)
4. Martin Luther: A Life Inspired by Wyatt North (7/10)
5. Candide by Voltaire (In which Voltaire misses the point while making some good ones—7/10)
6. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls (aloud for the kiddos—10/10 for boys)
7. Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell (8.5/10)
8. ESV Reader’s Bible, Volume I: Pentateuch
9. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (8/10)
10. The Adventures of Robin Hood by E. Charles Vivian (so good for boys—9/10)
11. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (aloud for the kiddos—8/10)
12. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (8/10)
13. Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling (8.5/10)
14. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (8/10)
15. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (8.5/10)
16. On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (aloud for the kiddos—7.5/10)
17. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad (7/10)
18. Common Sense by Thomas Paine (every American should read—8/10)
19. The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (7/10)
20. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (8.5/10)
21. The Journals of Lewis and Clark edited by Nichols Biddle (8/10)
22. The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (9.5/10)
23. The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt (7/10)
24. Frightful’s Mountain by Jean Craighead George (aloud for the kiddos—6.5/10)
25. His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (7.5/10)
26. Animal Farm by George Orwell (“Those animals are so dumb. Wait… WE’RE so dumb!”—9/10)
27. The Great Tribulation by David Chilton (Just wonderful—9/10)
28. That Hideous Strength: How the West Was Lost by Melvin Tinker (8.5/10)
29. Healthy Plurality = Durable Church by Dave Harvey (Solid—7.5/10)
30. And There is None Beside by Douglas Wilson (Beautiful—9/10)
31. Angels in the Architecture: A Protestant Vision for Middle Earth by Douglas Wilson & Douglas Jones (No, it’s not about Hobbits—9.5/10)
32. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (To rate or not to rate, that is the question)
33. How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman (Thank you, Scottish Calvinists—8.5/10)
34. Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (aloud for the kiddos)
35. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (crazy insightful—8.5/10)
36. Blood Bought World by Toby Sumpter (fabulous!—9/10)
37. Mere Fundamentalism: The Apostles’ Creed & The Romance of Orthodoxy by Douglas Wilson (Wonderful—9/10)
38. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (7.5/10)
39. Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James M. McPherson (8/10)
40. You Who: Why You Matter and How to Deal With It by Rachel Jankovic (Wonderful!—9.5/10)
41. ESV Reader's Bible, Volume II: Historical Books
42. The Story of Redemption: How Each Book of the Bible Relates to the Unfolding Promises of God
by Greg Gilbert (7/10)
43. Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (aloud for the kiddos)
44. Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation, An Exegetical and Historical Argument for a Pre-A.D. 70 Composition by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Th.D. (Tremendous—9.5/10)
45. Battle Cry of Freedom, Volume I: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson (Sobering—8.5/10)
46. Risk is Right: Better To Lose Your Life than Waste It by John Piper (8/10)
47. 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson (10/10)
48. The Establishment and Limits of Civil Government: An Exposition of Romans 13:1–7 by James M. Willson (9/10)
49. God Gave Wine: What the Bible Says About Alcohol by Kenneth L. Gentry (10/10)
50. Life-Giving Groups: How To Grow Healthy, Multiplying Community Groups by Jeremy Linneman
51. Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson (10/10)
52. Joy at the End of the Tether: The Inscrutable Wisdom of Ecclesiastes by Douglas Wilson (9/10)
53. The Destruction of Jerusalem by Josephus
54. A Serrated Edge by Douglas Wilson (9/10)
55. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (7/10)
56. Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson (8.5/10)
57. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (Classic Jack, so some 0/10 and a lot of 10/10)
58. The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels by Thomas Cahill (A generous 2.5/10)
59. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (aloud for the kiddos)
60. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (8/10)
61. Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt-Manipulators by David Chilton (9/10)
62. The Chestnut King by N.D. Wilson (10/10)
63. Beowulf
64. The Seven Deadlies: Poisons and Antidotes by Douglas Wilson (8.5/10)
65. The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate: A Proper Resistance to Tyranny and a Repudiation of Unlimited Obedience to Civil Government by Matthew Trewhella (10/10)
66. Appellation Addressed to the Nobility by John Knox (10/10)
67. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
68. The Great Tribulation by David Chilton (9/10)
69. White Fang by Jack London (great read-aloud for boys)
70. ESV Reader’s Bible, Volume III: Poetry
71. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by, of course, Benjamin Franklin (unfortunately incomplete)
72. Last Days Madness by Gary DeMar (9.5/10)
73. The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels who Challenges America’s Newfound Sovereignty by William Hogeland (7/10)
74. How does God’s Law Apply to Me? by R.C. Sproul (Handy little book—9/10)
75. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander (7.5/10)
76. The Story of Sex in Scripture by William E. Mouser and Barbara K. Mouser (9/10)
77. The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander (8/10)
78. Learning Contentment: A Study for Ladies of Every Age by Nancy Wilson (8.5/10)
79. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglas (Powerful)
80. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (7.5/10)
81. The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander (8.5/10)
82. The Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander (8.5/10)
83. The High King by Lloyd Alexander (9/10)
84. Writers to Read: Nine Names That Belong on Your Bookshelf by Douglas Wilson (8.5/10)
85. Are These The Last Days? By R.C. Sproul (8/10)
86. The Iliad by Homer
87. The Odyssey by Homer
88. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (9/10)
89. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather (9.5/10)
90. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (7/10)
91. Dubliners by James Joyce (7/10)
92. Dracula by Bram Stoker (8.5/10)
93. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson (7/10)
94. On Writing by Stephen King (9/10)
95. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Fabulous—10/10)
96. The Dead Zone by Stephen King (a great writer ruins his work with unnecessary sexual content)
97. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (10/10)
98. C.S. Lewis: Eccentric Genius. Reluctant Prophet. by Alister McGrath (8/10)
99. Cultural Amnesia: Three Essays on Two Kingdoms Theology by Dr. Brian G. Mattson (138/10)
100. The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis. (fabulous)
101. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather (7.5/10)
102. The Dragon’s Tooth by N.D. Wilson (9/10)
103. The Drowned Vault by N.D. Wilson (10/10)
104. Empire of Bones by N.D. Wilson (10/10)
105. A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
106. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (Eleventy-One out of 10)
107. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (same)
108. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (Double-Eleventy-One out of 10)
109. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (again)
110. Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle by N.D. Wilson (8/10)
111. Outlaws of Time: The Song of Glory and Ghost by N.D. Wilson (9.5/10)
112. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (8/10)
113. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis (9/10)
114. Republic (Selections With Commentary) by Plato
115. Pomosexuality: Lust Clusters, Sexual Revolt, & The Christian Responses by Douglas Wilson
116. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (aloud for the kiddos)
117. Reforming Marriage by Douglas Wilson (very helpful—8.5/10)
118. What is Baptism by R.C. Sproul (7/10)
119. What is the Church by R.C. Sproul (8.5/10)
120. 11/22/63 by Stephen King (won’t be reading any more of him, unfortunately)
121. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (So good)
122. A Primer on Worship and Reformation by Douglas Wilson (8/10)
123. Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition that Life was Designed by Douglas Axe
124. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization by Anthony Esolen (9/10)
125. The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton (An enjoyable fever dream of a book)
126. What is the Lord’s Supper? by R.C. Sproul (9/10)
127. Our Guilty Silence: The Church, The Gospel, The World by John R.W. Stott
128. 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos by Jordan Peterson (As D.W. put it, this is common grace on fire, alongside some astonishingly Pelagian anthropology)
129. ESV Volume VI: Epistles & Revelation
130. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
131. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (meh—7.5/10)
132. The Swiss Family Robinson (for the boys)

The Year of Our Lord 2018

1. Memoirs of the Second World War by Winston S. Churchill (9.5/10—awe inspiring to see WWII through this lens)
2. Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
3. Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (8/10)
4. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (8.5/10)
5. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (9.5/10)
6. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
7. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss (aloud for kiddos—highly recommend)
8. Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
9.  ESV Reader's Bible, Volume I: Pentateuch
10. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (Still 10/10)
11. The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place by Andy Crouch (9/10—very good)
12. ESV Reader's Bible, Volume II: Historical Books
13. ESV Reader’s Bible, Volume III: Poetry
14. Volume I: Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin, edited by John T. McNeill (One does not simply rate the Institutes)
15. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (11/10)
16. An Introduction to Classical Education by Christopher Perrin (9/10—Great little guide)
17. The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology by Pascal Denault (10/10—Read this!)
18. The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (10/10)
19. Supernatural Power for Everyday People by Jared C. Wilson (8/10)
20. The Horse & His Boy by C.S. Lewis (10/10)
21. On the Incarnation by Athanasius (Some keen insight, here—9/10)
22. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (10/10)
23. Proverbs by Charles Bridges (8/10)
24. The Five Points of Calvinism by R.L. Dabney (9.5/10—very good)
25. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (171/10—that ending!)
26. A Treatise On Grace and Free Will by Augustine (9/10—can't believe this was written so early in history!)
27. ESV Reader’s Bible, Volume IV: Prophets
28. Matilda by Roald Dahl (aloud for the kiddos; quirky, fun, and vivacious)
29. Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present by Max Boot (8.5/10)
30. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (aloud for the kiddos; classic R.D.)
31. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (10/10)
32. Socrates: A Man for Our Times by Paul Johnson (9/10—a fascinating human)
33. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (11/10)
34. ESV Reader's Bible, Volume V: Gospels & Acts
35. Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
36. A Vision for a Gospel Centered Life by Timothy Keller (9/10—Wonderful book)
37. Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (8.5/10)
38. Three Chains: Guilt, Fear, Shame by Douglas Wilson (8/10—short, handy book)
39. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
40. Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples by John Piper (7/10)
41. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
42. ESV Reader's Bible, Volume VI: Epistles & Revelation
43. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (8/10)
44. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Aloud for the kiddos—8/10)
45. Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
46. The Pillar of the Truth: The Pastoral Epistles (1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus) by Douglas Wilson (8.5/10)
47. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (Yep, 10/10)
48. ESV Reader's Bible, Volume I: Pentateuch
49. Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson (Fascinating man, solid biography—9/10)
50. The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism by Carl F. H. Henry (8/10)
51. Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families by Douglas Wilson (10/10)
52. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men by Richard Phillips (very solid—9/10)
53. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit (aloud for kiddos; very fun—8/10)
54. Fidelity: What It Means To Be A One-Woman Man by Douglas Wilson (8/10)
55. Why Children Matter by Douglas Wilson (10/10)
56. ESV Reader's Bible, Volume II: Historical Books
57. Five Views on Law and Gospel by Greg Bahnsen, Walter Kaiser Jr., Douglas Moo, Wayne Strickland, and Willem VanGemeren (8/10—very helpful)
58. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (10/10—aloud for kiddos)
59. The Green Ember by S.D. Smith (9/10)
60. The Black Star of Kingston: Tales of Old Natalia 1 by S.D. Smith (8.5/10)
61. Ember Falls by S.D. Smith (9/10)
62. Ember Rising by S.D. Smith (10/10)
63. The Last Archer by S.D. Smith (9/10)
64. The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien (8.5/10)
65. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (aloud for the kiddos—11/10)
66. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (aloud for the kiddos—15/10)
67. The Good of Affluence: Seeking God in a Culture of Wealth by John R. Schneider (8.5/10)
68. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (126/10)
69. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (115/10)
70. ESV Reader’s Bible, Volume IV: Prophets
71. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (aloud for the kiddos—12/10)
72. The Return of the King (with Appendices) by J.R.R. Tolkien (Just too good to rate)
73. ESV Reader’s Bible, Volume III: Poetry
74. Bed & Board: Plain Talk About Marriage by Robert Farrar Capon (8.5/10)
75. The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse (Solid—8/10)
76. The Mad Farmer Poems by Wendell Berry (9/10)
77. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (aloud for the kiddos—10/10)
78. Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways To Destroy The Humanity of Your Child by Anthony Esolen (10/10—So. Good.)
79. ESV Reader's Bible, Volume V: Gospels & Acts
80. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (Aloud for the kiddos—10/10)
81. How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age by Jonathan Leeman (6.5/10)
82. Tremendous Trifles by G.K. Chesterton (Delightful wordsmithery—8/10)
83. Future Men: Raising Boys to Fight Giants by Douglas Wilson (So good—9/10)
84. Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis (6.5/10)
85. The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir by Ta-Nehisi Coates (beautiful writing—8/10)
86. A Justice Primer (Second Edition) by Douglas Wilson & Randy Booth (8/10)
87. Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back From The Brink by Anthony McCar (7.5/10)
88. Wicked River: The Mississippi River When It Last Ran Wild by Lee Sandlin (8/10)
89. ESV Reader's Bible, Volume VI: Epistles & Revelation
90. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (Aloud for the kiddos—123/10)
91. Rules for Reformers by Douglas Wilson (9.5/10)
92. The Baptist Confession of Faith, 1689: With Forward & Cross-References (Glorious)
93. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (Classic—8.5/10)
94. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (aloud for the kiddos—103/10)
95. Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson (8/10)
96. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (7.5/10)
97. The Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon (Magnificent—10/10)
98. Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien (Aloud for the kiddos; fun!)
99. Foundations of Christian Education: Addresses to Christian Teachers by Louis Berkhof & Cornelius Van Til (8.5/10)
100. God Rest Ye Merry: Why Christmas is the Foundation for Everything by Douglas Wilson (Quite good—8.5/10)

The Year of Our Lord 2017

1. The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright (7.5/10)
2. Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
3. Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (8/10)
4. Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (8.5/10)
5. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
6. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (7.5/10)
7. Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
8. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
9. Desiring God by John Piper (10/10)
10. The Pleasures of God by John Piper 9/10)
11. Five Points by John Piper (9.5/10)
12. Future Grace by John Piper (8/10)
13. 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson (8.5/10)
14. Dandelion Fire by N.D. Wilson (8.5/10)
15. The Chestnut King by N.D. Wilson (9.5/10)
16. Darwin's Dilemma by Dr. Stephen Meyer (7.5/10)
17. For Calvinism by Michael Horton (7/10)
18. Empires of Dirt by Douglas Wilson (8.5/10)
19. Confessions of a Food Catholic by Douglas Wilson (9/10)
20. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (10/10)
21. The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (10/10)
22. The Horse & His Boy by C.S. Lewis (10/10)
23. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (10/10)
24. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (11/10)
25. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (10/10)
26. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (11/10)
27. The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings by Philip Zaleski & Carol Zaleski (8/10)
28. God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment by James Hamilton (9/10)
29. God's Indwelling Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments by James Hamilton (8/10)
30. Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, & the Joys of Motherhood by Rachel Jankovic (9/10)
31. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (?/10—I'm not smart enough to review this book)
32. Excused Absence by Douglas Wilson (I'm a believer—8.5/10)
33. Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches by Rachel Jankovic (9/10)
34. The Contemplative Pastor by Eugene Petersen (8/10)
—Essay: The Poison of Subjectivism by C.S. Lewis (a brilliant, quick read, 10/10)
35. A History of the American People by Paul Johnson (a must-read: 9/10)
36. European Brain Snakes: Postmodernism as a Species by Douglas Wilson (7.5/10)
37. The Seven Deadlies by Douglas Wilson (8/10)
38. My Life for Yours by Douglas Wilson (8.5/10)
39. Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in Lewis's Chronicles by Joe Rigney (9/10)
40. Death by Living by N.D. Wilson (Simply stunning prose—10/10)
41. The Dragon's Tooth (Ashtown Burials #1) by N.D. Wilson (9/10)
42. The Drowned Vault (Ashtown Burials #2) by N.D. Wilson (9/10)
43. Secrets of a Secret Shopper: Reaching and Keeping Church Guests by Greg Atkinson (5.75/10)
44. Empire of Bones (Ashtown Burials #3) by N.D. Wilson (10/10—Read this series!)
45. Gospel-Powered Humility by William Farley (9/10)
46. None Like Him by Jen Wilkin (Very insightful and well illustrated—9/10)
47. The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis (Often deeply insightful, occasionally acutely misguided—7/10)
48. The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis (9/10—the title essay is required reading for preachers)
49. Sensing Jesus by Zack Eswine (A book that gets under your skin and makes you chew—10/10)
50. Pomosexuality: Lust Clusters, Sexual Revolt, & the Christian Responses by Douglas Wilson (Quite fun—9/10)
51. Wordsmithy: Hot Tips for the Writing Life by Douglas Wilson (Helpful, original, and with the typical Dougline allusional fun—9/10)
52. God is the Gospel by John Piper (11/10—this book has changed the Church)
53. Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton (Now I know where the Wilson clan found their voice—9/10)
54. Don't Follow Your Heart by Jon Bloom (Solid—8/10)
55. Preaching and Preachers by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (a thoroughly enjoyable/opinionated Welshman—8/10)
56. Christ-Centered Preaching by Bryan Chapell (First two-thirds, 5.5/10. Last third, 7.5/10—Lots to commend, but missed key elements essential to the aim of preaching for me)
57. Jesus the Son of God: A Christological Title Often Overlooked, Sometimes Misunderstood, and Currently Disputed by D.A. Carson (8.5/10)
58. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Yep. Again. #TreatYoSelf—11/10)
59. The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (10/10)
60. The Horse & His Boy by C.S. Lewis (11/10)
61. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (10/10)
62. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (11/10)
63. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (10/10)
64. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (17/10)
65. 8 Hours or Less: Writing Faithful Sermons Faster by Ryan Huguley (Just ok for me—7/10)
66. The Temple and the Church's Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God y G.K. Beale (Wow! 9.5/10)
67. The Neglected Qualification by Douglas Wilson (8.5/10—very good, very sobering to consider as a pastor)
68. The Consequences of Ideas by R.C. Sproul (Insightful, yet somewhat dry—7.5/10)
69. For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay (Down with the government schools—8.5/10)
70. Kingdom Come: The Amillennial Alternative by Sam Storms (Coherent, precise exegesis & cogent grasp of alternative views—9.5/10)
71. D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II by Stephen E. Ambrose (8.5/10)
72. The Blenheim Talks by Douglas Wilson (8.5/10)
73. Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl: Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World by N.D. Wilson (Fantastic—10/10)
74. Heaven Misplaced: Christ's Kingdom on Earth by Douglas Wilson (Plenty to glean, even if you're not on the Postmil train—8/10)
75. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss (Best book with no antagonist or real problems—8/10)
76. The Bible and the Future by Anthony Hoekema (Slow first half, dynamite second half—8.5/10)
77. The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Where it all started—9/10)
78. The Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (8.5/10)
79. The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (9/10)
80. The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
81. The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (8/10)
82. The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (10/10)
83. The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (11/10)
84. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Great read with the kids)
85. Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition that Life was Designed by Douglas Axe (8.5/10)
86. The Other Side of the Coyne by Douglas Wilson (the polemicist trounces the scientist trying to do polemics—9.5/10)
87. Church Music and the Other Kinds by Douglas Wilson (Usual good one-liners, but overall disjointed. Doug fails to justify many fairly enormous claims in this one—6/10)
88. A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times by Kim Riddlebarger (Dry, but solid—8/10)
89. Kingdom Come: The Amillennial Alternative by Sam Storms (Still great—9.5/10)
90. Gospel-Centered Kid's Ministry by Brian Dembowczyk (6.5/10)
91. You Are What You Love by James K.A. Smith (9.5/10)
92. Dispensationalism: Rightly Dividing the People of God? by Keith A. Mathison (7/10)
93. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Great read with the kids)
94. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Great read with the kids)
95. Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child by Anthony Esolen (Incisive, insightful, witty, fun—10/10)
96. Eve in Exile and the Restoration of Femininity by Rebekah Merkle (9/10)
97. The Case for Classical Christian Education by Douglas Wilson (Sealed the dream for me—9/10)
98. Atheism Remix by R. Albert Mohler Jr. (7.5/10)
99. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (10/10)
100. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (10/10)
101. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (11/10)
102. Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller (Very good—9/10)
103. By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Great read with the kids)
104. How to Read and Understand the Biblical Prophets by Peter J. Gentry (Simple and helpful—9/10)
105. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome (Excellent book, especially for young boys—8.5/10)
106. Perelandra by C.S. Lewis (9/10)
107. Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman (Prophetic, insightful, rigorously logical—9/10)
108. That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis (9/10)
109. Classical Education and the Homeschool by Douglas Wilson, Wes Callahan, & Douglas Jones (9/10)
110. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (8/10)
111. The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis (9/10)
112. The Cruelty of Heresy: An Affirmation of Christian Orthodoxy by C. FitzSimons Allison (8.5/10)
113. ESV Reader's Bible, Volume VI: Epistles & Revelation
114. On Being a Theologian of the Cross: Reflections on Luther's Heidelberg Disputation, 1518 by Gerhard O. Forde (8/10)
115. The Secret of Spiritual Joy by William Farley (8/10)
116. Divorce by John Murray (9/10)
117. Preaching the Cross by Mark Dever, J. Ligon Duncan, Albert Mohler Jr., C.J. Mahaney, John MacArthur, & John Piper (9/10)
118. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (aloud for the kiddos—highly recommend)
119. ESV Reader's Bible, Volume V: Gospels & Acts
120. ESV Reader's Bible, Volume I: Pentateuch
121. ESV Reader's Bible, Volume II: Historical Books
122. ESV Reader’s Bible, Volume IV: Prophets
123. ESV Reader’s Bible, Volume III: Poetry
124: Popes and Feminists: How the Reformation Frees Women from Feminism by Elise Crapuchettes (9/10)
125. Traveling at Home by Wendell Berry (8/10)
126. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (10/10)
127. Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel by Ray Ortlund (9/10)
128. Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (aloud for the kiddos—highly recommend)
129. These Happy, Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (aloud for the kiddos—highly recommend)
130. Biblical Discipline That Makes Children Fun! by William Farley (10/10—great companion to his parenting book)
131. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder (aloud for the kiddos—highly recommend)