2020 Reading List Jan 1, 2020 | 3 minutes

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

Books read this year: 57

Title Author Rating
A Right Conception of Sin Richard S. Taylor B
Amusing Ourselves to Death Neil Postman B+
An Infinite Journey: Growing towards Christlikeness Andrew M. Davis C+
An Introduction to Logic H. W. B. Joseph C
Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye Rudolf Arnheim B+
Baptism: Its mode and its subjects Alexander Carson B
Crazy Busy Kevin Deyoung A
Create vs. Copy: Embrace change. Ignite creativity. Break through with imagination. Ken Wytsma C-
Death By Living N. D. Wilson C
Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories Leo Tolstoy C+
Do You Understand What You Read? H. M. Kuitert F
Don’t Read This Book Daniel Roos A
Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways to Write Better Python Brett Slatkin B+
Escape from Reason Francis A. Schaeffer B
European Brain Snakes Douglas Wilson C
Godel, Bach, and Escher: An Eternal Golden Braid Douglas R. Hofstadter A+
He Is There and He Is Not Silent Francis A. Schaeffer B
He That Is Spiritual Lewis Sperry Chafer C
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Jenny Odell C
How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart Robert Greenberg D
Is There a Text in This Class? Stanley Fish B
Letters and Papers from Prison Dietrich Bonhoeffer C
Logic Gordon H. Clark A
Migration: Exploring the Remarkable Journeys of Birds Melissa Mayntz A
Monticello: Official Guide to Thomas Jefferson’s World National Geographic C
Orthodoxy G. K. Chesterton C
Praying: Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom B
Prince Caspian C. S. Lewis C-
Reset: Living a Grace-paced Life in a Burnout Culture David Murray B
Resurrection Leo Tolstoy A+
Rules for Reformers Douglas Wilson B
Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ John Piper B
The Five Points of Calvinism Rev. Terry L. Johnson C
The God Who Is There Francis A. Schaeffer B
The Gospel According to Jesus John MacArthur Jr. B
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python: Best Practices for Development Kenneth Reitz and Tanya Schlusser B+
The Hope of Israel Philip Mauro B
The Language of Salvation: Discovering the Riches of What It Means to Be Saved Victor Kuligin B
The Meaning of Marriage Tim and Kathy Keller B+
The Sensate Culture: Western Civilization Between Chaos and Transformation Harold O.J. Brown A+
The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist James Longuski B
The Stones Cry Out: A Theological Tour of Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah Rev. Terry L. Johnson A
The Weight of Glory (link) C. S. Lewis A
The Westminster Confession of Faith - For Study Classes G. I. Williamson n/a
The Westminster Standards: Confession of Faith, Larger, and Shorter Catechisms n/a n/a
What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing Ed Finn C-
What Anglicans Believe David L. Edwards C
What is the Reformed Faith? John R. de Witt B
You are Not so Smart David McRaney B
Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman! Richard Feynman - Fun read - feels like a modern, scientific Mark Twain B+
Ploductivity: A Practical Theology of Work & Wealth Douglas Wilson A+
Envisioning Information Edward R. Tufte A+
Assurance of Salvation R. C. Sproul C
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring J. R. Tolkien B
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers J. R. Tolkien B+
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King J. R. Tolkien A-
The Christian Criticism of Life Lyyn Harold Hough A+

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Welcome! I’m Floyd Hightower.

I am a programmer who is passionate about making the world a better place using technology.

Principles

Life Principles

Here are some of the principles I try apply to every area of my life:

  • Let your ideas see the light of day
  • Always be willing to accept feedback and criticism (even when it is poorly delivered)
  • Rome ne s’est pas faite en un jour (Rome wasn’t built in a day)
  • Don’t be too proud to follow a good example
  • Loose ends always unravel
  • Unanswered questions never go away
  • The Tisroc won’t live forever whether you want him to or not
  • Talk less; listen more
  • Use more semi-colons
  • Use oxford commas
  • Learn how to politely say “No”
  • Don’t let the possibility of failure scare you away from starting something
  • To do something, you have to do something
  • A whiteboard is worth a thousand laptops
  • Ideas have consequences