In 2016 I read twenty-seven books (far less than what I’d hoped). Here are my top five new reads in 2016:

  1. The Devil’s Pleasure Palace (Michael Walsh)
  2. Christianity and Liberalism (J. Gresham Machen)
  3. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
  4. The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror (Bernard Lewis)
  5. The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters (Albert Mohler)

 

Honorable Mention:

  1. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Lawrence Wright)
  2. Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service (Arthur Just)

 


Here’s the entire list, in reverse order of completion:

  1. Order to Kill (Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills) – started November 2016; finished December 2016
  2. Warriors of the Storm (Bernard Cornwell) – started November 2016; finished December 2016
  3. Crazy Busy (Kevin DeYoung – started November 2016; finished November 2016
  4. Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped (Garry Kasparov) – started October 2016; finished November 2016
  5. Big Money (P.G. Wodehouse) – started September 2016; finished September 2016
  6. Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds (Rusty Bradley, Kevin Maurer) – started August 2016; finished September 2016
  7. Meet Mr. Mulliner (P.G. Wodehouse) – started August 2016; finished September 2016
  8. It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies (Mary Eberstadt) – started July 24, 2016; finished August 2016
  9. Hold Me Tight (Sue Johnson) – started June 23, 2016; finished August 2016
  10. A Few Quick Ones (P.G. Wodehouse) – started July 14, 2016; finished July 29, 2016
  11. The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters (Albert Mohler) – started June 14, 2016; finished July 24, 2016
  12. Something Fresh (P.G. Wodehouse) – started June 7, 2016; finished July 14, 2016
  13. Fahrenheit 451 [reread] (Ray Bradbury) – started June 17, 2016; finished June 23, 2016
  14. The Devil’s Pleasure Palace (Michael Walsh) – started May 16, 2016; finished June 14, 2016
  15. Heaven on Earth: The Gifts of Christ in the Divine Service (Arthur Just) – started March 14, 2015; finished June 10, 2016
  16. The Survivor (Kyle Mills, Vince Flynn) – started April 3, 2016; finished June 7, 2016
  17. The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror (Bernard Lewis) – started May 6, 2016; finished May 16, 2016
  18. Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots)  (Matt Lewis) – started April 20, 2016; finished May 6, 2016
  19. Late-Talking Children: A Symptom or a Stage? (Stephen M. Camarata) – started April 5, 2016; finished April 20, 2016
  20. Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Tim Weiner) – started January 24, 2016; finished April 5, 2016
  21. Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen (P.G. Wodehouse) – started March 15, 2016; finished April 3, 2016
  22. The Cost of Discipleship [reread] (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) – started February 9, 2016; finished March 18, 2016
  23. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky) – started September 9, 2015; finished March 15, 2016
  24. Christianity and Liberalism (J. Gresham Machen) – finished March 10, 2016
  25. God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics [reread] (C.S. Lewis) – started November 17, 2015; finished February 1, 2016
  26. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Lawrence Wright) – started December 2, 2015; finished January 24, 2016
  27. God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas [reread] (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) –  started November 29, 2015; finished January 6, 2016

 

The 2015 reading recap is here.

You can see what I’m currently reading here.


What great books have you read lately? Please share in the comments.