Reading List 2009

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Last year was a year of much secular philosophy, mainly due to reading four Ayn Rand books, so this year I thought I would go the other way.  I have gotten very interested in Reformed Theology recently, so I plan on working through a few books on that including the original Institutes of Christianity by John Calvin.

Here is my current list, in no particular order.   A few of these I have already started, and I am sure more will be added as the year goes on.

  1. The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
  2. In Depth Study of Romans
    • For some reason, Romans has come to me from a lot of angles the past 6 months, starting with an unexpected, long theological conversation I had with a Catholic Priest at Gatwick airport.  Since that time, it continues to work its way to me one way or another…
    • Have not picked one out yet, but I’m looking at this one.
  3. ESV Study Bible
    • I picked this up as a Christmas present for myself, and would like to work through it all, but I will probably go for a 2 year plan on this rather than the one year — my reading list for this year is already pretty substantial
  4. The Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin
    • Reformed21 is doing a year long blog study on this, but my book won’t get here until 1/16!  😦
  5. My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers
    • This is a daily devotional type book so I probably won’t read it all this year, but I would like to get it at some point and have it around.
  6. CCIE Security book
    • Need to pass CCIE Security written by 7/1!
  7. Chi Running. Danny Dreyer.
    • A book on running form, hopefully to continue to work on my knee issues.  I have been running more and have not felt the knee too much.
  8. What is Reformed Theology, RC Sproul
    • I am already 1/2 way through this — excellent so far!
  9. Yoga Anatomy
  10. Leading with a Limp
  11. The Screwtape Letters
    • I’ve already read this, but I’d like to read with Kelly
  12. The Tale of Despereaux
    • I think I need more fiction!  This was a great movie…
  13. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote.
    • After watching Capote a few weeks ago, I definitely want to read these.
  14. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Capote.
    • Ditto above…

I think this is a fairly balanced list (workout/athletic, Bible + Bible Study, Biblical based fiction, “fun” fiction), though it is a little short on fiction and is unfortunately missing a “classic” — along the lines of the the books listed in “100 Must Read Books List.” I normally do try to read one or two of those a year.  Hopefully I can fit one in, but right now this list is daunting enough!

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2 thoughts on “Reading List 2009

  1. Cindi Peterson

    Sean;
    I love reading, you have some great choices listed. I want to comment on one in particular….Tale of Despereaux: Todd and I read this book together last year for one of his book reports. I’m sure the movie was cute, but the book was great. Todd loved it, I highly recommend you read it with Riley if it will hold her attention.
    I think I may be interested in reading the Chi running…I am always looking to improve/help my run.
    Thanks for posting your reading choices!
    ~Cindi

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  2. seanb724 Post author

    Riley probably will do ok with it… I’ve read two of the Narnia books with her. The 1st one I had to do with a chapter or two of the movie to keep her interested, but the last one we have gone through without any movie at all. 🙂

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