2020 Reading List

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(Top majority of this list is sorted alphabetically, but the tail is chronological)

Books read in 2020: 58
  1. Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology [C+] Author(s):
    • Adrienne Mayor
    Notes:
    • Enjoyable read highlighting the history of machines and their interactions with man.

  2. A Right Conception of Sin [B] Author(s):
    • Richard S. Taylor

  3. Amusing Ourselves to Death [B+] Author(s):
    • Neil Postman

  4. An Infinite Journey: Growing towards Christlikeness [C+] Author(s):
    • Andrew M. Davis

  5. An Introduction to Logic [C] Author(s):
    • H. W. B. Joseph

  6. Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye [B+] Author(s):
    • Rudolf Arnheim

  7. Baptism: Its mode and its subjects [B] Author(s):
    • Alexander Carson

  8. Crazy Busy [A] Author(s):
    • Kevin Deyoung

  9. Create vs. Copy: Embrace change. Ignite creativity. Break through with imagination. [C-] Author(s):
    • Ken Wytsma

  10. Death By Living [C] Author(s):
    • N. D. Wilson

  11. Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories [C+] Author(s):
    • Leo Tolstoy

  12. Do You Understand What You Read? [F] Author(s):
    • H. M. Kuitert

  13. Don’t Read This Book [A] Author(s):
    • Daniel Roos

  14. Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways to Write Better Python [B+] Author(s):
    • Brett Slatkin

  15. Escape from Reason [B] Author(s):
    • Francis A. Schaeffer

  16. European Brain Snakes: Postmodernism as a Species [C] Author(s):
    • Douglas Wilson

  17. Godel, Bach, and Escher: An Eternal Golden Braid [A+] Author(s):
    • Douglas R. Hofstadter

  18. He Is There and He Is Not Silent [B] Author(s):
    • Francis A. Schaeffer

  19. He That Is Spiritual [C] Author(s):
    • Lewis Sperry Chafer

  20. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy [C] Author(s):
    • Jenny Odell

  21. How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart [D] Author(s):
    • Robert Greenberg

  22. Is There a Text in This Class? [B] Author(s):
    • Stanley Fish

  23. Letters and Papers from Prison [C] Author(s):
    • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  24. Logic [A] Author(s):
    • Gordon H. Clark

  25. Migration: Exploring the Remarkable Journeys of Birds [A] Author(s):
    • Melissa Mayntz

  26. Monticello: Official Guide to Thomas Jefferson’s World [C] Author(s):
    • National Geographic

  27. Orthodoxy [C] Author(s):
    • G. K. Chesterton

  28. Praying: Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight [B] Author(s):
    • J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom

  29. Prince Caspian [C-] Author(s):
    • C. S. Lewis

  30. Reset: Living a Grace-paced Life in a Burnout Culture [B] Author(s):
    • David Murray

  31. Resurrection [A+] Author(s):
    • Leo Tolstoy

  32. Rules for Reformers [B] Author(s):
    • Douglas Wilson

  33. Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ [B] Author(s):
    • John Piper

  34. The Five Points of Calvinism [C] Author(s):
    • Rev. Terry L. Johnson

  35. The God Who Is There [B] Author(s):
    • Francis A. Schaeffer

  36. The Gospel According to Jesus [B] Author(s):
    • John MacArthur Jr.

  37. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python: Best Practices for Development [B+] Author(s):
    • Kenneth Reitz and Tanya Schlusser

  38. The Hope of Israel [B] Author(s):
    • Philip Mauro

  39. The Language of Salvation: Discovering the Riches of What It Means to Be Saved [B] Author(s):
    • Victor Kuligin

  40. The Meaning of Marriage [B+] Author(s):
    • Tim and Kathy Keller

  41. The Sensate Culture: Western Civilization Between Chaos and Transformation [A+] Author(s):
    • Harold O.J. Brown

  42. The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist [B] Author(s):
    • James Longuski

  43. The Stones Cry Out: A Theological Tour of Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah [A] Author(s):
    • Rev. Terry L. Johnson

  44. The Weight of Glory (link) [A] Author(s):
    • C. S. Lewis

  45. The Westminster Confession of Faith - For Study Classes [n/a] Author(s):
    • G. I. Williamson

  46. The Westminster Standards: Confession of Faith, Larger, and Shorter Catechisms [n/a] Author(s):
    • n/a

  47. What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing [C-] Author(s):
    • Ed Finn

  48. What Anglicans Believe [C] Author(s):
    • David L. Edwards

  49. What is the Reformed Faith? [B] Author(s):
    • John R. de Witt

  50. You are Not so Smart [B] Author(s):
    • David McRaney

  51. Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman! [C+] Author(s):
    • Richard Feynman
    Notes:
    • Fun read - feels like a modern, scientific Mark Twain

  52. Ploductivity: A Practical Theology of Work & Wealth [A+] Author(s):
    • Douglas Wilson

  53. Envisioning Information [A+] Author(s):
    • Edward R. Tufte

  54. Assurance of Salvation [C] Author(s):
    • R. C. Sproul

  55. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [B] Author(s):
    • J. R. Tolkien

  56. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [B+] Author(s):
    • J. R. Tolkien

  57. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [A-] Author(s):
    • J. R. Tolkien

  58. The Christian Criticism of Life [A+] Author(s):
    • Lyyn Harold Hough