2008 Reading List

Below is my annual reading list chronicling what I read in the past year. Seems like every year the list gets shorter, and this year was no exception. Though my reading was propelled along thanks in part to a continued sci-fi kick, reading through the entire Harry Potter series and a year-end post-apocalyptic fiction kick.

You can also check out my previous reading lists: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 and 2001.

1) There Is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene
2) The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne
3) Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card
4) Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card
5) Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card
6) Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scot Card
7) Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
8) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
9) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
10) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
11) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
12) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
13) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
14) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
15) Slam by Nick Hornby
16) Around the World in 80 Dates by Christa Bannister
17) Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw
18) The Road by Cormac McCarthy
19) Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien
20) A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

6 thoughts on “2008 Reading List”

  1. Here’s my list ::


    Sex God – Rob Bell
    Everything Must Change – Brian McLaren
    The Ragamuffin Gospel – Brennan Manning
    Jesus for President – Shane Claiborne/Chris Haw
    Communicating for a Change – Andy Stanley
    The Screwtape Letters – CS Lewis
    A Generous Orthodoxy – Brian McLaren
    A Christianity Worth Believing – Doug Paggitt
    Pagan Christianity – Frank Viola
    A Wild Goose Chase – Mark Batterson
    Reimagining Church – Frank Viola
    Stories From the Edge: A Theology of Grief – Greg Garrett
    Through the Storm – Lynne Spears
    For Young Men Only: A Guy’s Guide to the Alien Gender – Jeff Feldhahn
    The New Christians – Tony Jones
    Not the Religious Type – Dave Schmelzer
    If God Disappears – David Sanford
    On the Side of Angels – Dr. Joseph D’souza/Benedict Rogers

  2. You only read 20 books this year? I swear I saw you reading more than that. Although, I guess reading “Elmo’s Blanket” 4000 times doesn’t really count, does it?

  3. yeah. this was a pretty heavy year for me. but i don’t read much fiction or many bios for that matter in fact. so surprised me that i’d be writing a novel this year. lol.

  4. Kevin, that list is right up my alley! You should consider two things:

    1) subscribing to Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. It’s so great, pulpy and literary all at the same time.

    2) listening to the podcast Escape Pod (my favorite of last year is Edward Bear and the Very Long Walk)

    The Road was an awesome book. I also discovered Gene Wolf last year. He’s dense, but great spiritual scifi.

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