I started this year with a goal reading 40 books, as part of a broader goal to do more long-form analog reading to regain focus and reading stamina that I seem to have lost since college. I realized I start a lot of books and decide not to finish. Below are the ones that made it through. 

Currently Reading

  • Dune, Frank Herbert
  • Various commentaries on Acts
  • Theopolitan Vision/Reading/Liturgy, Peter Leithart


  • Dark Matter, Blake Crouch – January
  • Night, Elie Weisel – January
  • Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton – February
  • Atomic Habits, James Clear – February
  • The Art of Bible Translation, Robert Alter – March
  • Seize the Day, Saul Bellow – March
  • Ploductivity, Doug Wilson – March
  • The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction, Justin Whitmel Early – April
  • The Andromeda Strain, Michael Crichton – May
  • The Liturgy Trap, James B. Jordan
  • The End of Protestantism, Peter Leithart

Past Years

Perennial Favorites

Books I come back to and recommend often

  • Opened Ground: Selected Poems 1966-1996, Seamus Heaney
  • Collected Works, Flannery O’Connor
  • Poems, Gerard Manly Hopkins
  • Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
  • My Antonia, Willa Cather
  • Humility, Andrew Murray
  • The Release of the Spirit, Watchman Nee
  • Getting Things Done, David Allen
  • Ultimate Intention, DeVern Fromke
  • The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis