06 January 2011

2010 Book Awards and Reading List

I realize this is about a week late. However, it is time for the 2010 Flying Inn book awards. All books I've read in 2010 are eligible.

Best Fiction book I read this year: Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
Best History book I read this year: Tie: White Horse King by Benjamin Merkle and Gods Battalions by Rodney Stark


Best overall Nonfiction I read this year: Defending Constantine by Peter Leithart
Most difficult book I read this year: The Figure of Beatrice by Charles Williams


Most Eclectic book I read this year: The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek by Barry Cunliffe


Most Beautiful book I read this year: Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bedier (Hilaire Belloc, trans.)

And here is my 2010 book list:

Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers 12/10
The Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross 12/10
Kristin Lavransdatter: The Bridal Wreath by Sigrid Undset 12/10
Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen 12/10
From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics by Louis Markos 12/10
Blessed are the Hungry by Peter Leithart 12/10
Defending Constantine by Peter Leithart 11/10
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence 11/10
The Seven Deadly Sins and Spiritual Transformation by John Mabray 11/10
The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton 11/10
The Echo of Greece by Edith Hamilton 10/10
Betjeman: A Life by A.N. Wilson 10/10
War and the Iliad by Simone Weil and Rachel Bespaloff 10/10
Witchcraft by Charles Williams 10/10
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 10/10
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder 9/10
The Children of Men by P.D. James 9/10
How to Be a Gentleman: A Timely Guide to Timeless Wisdom by John Bridges 9/10
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco 9/10
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett 8/10
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell 8/10
Creed without Chaos: Exploring Theology in the Writings of Dorothy L. Sayers by Laura K. Simmons 8/10
Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays (A.C. Cawley, ed.) 8/10
The Argument Builder by Shelly Johnson 8/10
The Hollow by Agatha Christie 8/10
Why the Jews Rejected Jesus by David Klinghoffer 8/10
The Great Mystery: How Can Three Be One? by Christian W.H. Pauli (Hirsch Prinz/Rabbi Tzvi Nassi) 8/10
Dorothy L. Sayers: The Centenary Celebration (Alzina Stone Dale, ed.) 8/10
Persuasion by Jane Austen 8/10
Medieval Romances (Roger Sherman Loomis, trans.) 7/10
The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle 7/10
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins 7/10
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle 7/10
A Light in the Window by Jan Karon 7/10
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White 7/10
Knowing God by J.I. Packer 7/10
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 7/10
Phantastes by George MacDonald 7/10
The Thinking Toolbox by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn 7/10
Mythology by Edith Hamilton 7/10
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon 7/10
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (William Butcher, trans.) 7/10
Viking Adventure by Clyde Robert Bulla 6/10
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder 6/10
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare 6/10
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 6/10
Aesop's Fables (Jack Zipes, ed.) 6/10
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle 6/10
Augustus Caesar's World by Genevieve Foster 6/10
Art and the Bible by Francis Schaeffer 5/10
Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright 5/10
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphry Carpenter 5/10
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 5/10
Chronicles of the Crusades by Joinville and Villehardouin (M.R.B. Shaw, trans.) 5/10
The Barefoot Book of Knights by John Matthews 5/10
On Something by Hilaire Belloc 5/10
Brightest Heaven of Invention by Peter Leithart 5/10
Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory (Keith Baines, trans.) 4/10
Davy Crockett and the Indian Secret by James Lawrence 4/10
The Real Lincoln by Thomas Dilorenzo 4/10
Saint Thomas Aquinas: "The Dumb Ox" by G.K. Chesterton 4/10
So Brave, Young and Handsome by Lief Enger 4/10
The Figure of Beatrice by Charles Williams 3/10
Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot 3/10
Dove Descending: A Journey into T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets by Thomas Howard 3/10
God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades by Rodney Stark 3/10
The Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton 3/10
All Hallows' Eve by Charles Williams 3/10
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl 3/10
The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great by Benjamin Merkle 3/10
The Life of Charlemagne by Einhard (Lewis Thorpe, trans.) 3/10
The Paideia of God by Douglas Wilson 3/10
The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek by Barry Cunliffe 3/10
The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus (Michael Grant, trans.) 3/10
A Short History of England by G. K. Chesterton 3/10
Creation in Six Days by James B. Jordan 2/10
How to Live with a Neurotic Cat by Stephen Baker 2/10
Cicero: Selected Works (Michael Grant, trans.) 2/10
The Romance of Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bédier (Hilaire Belloc, trans.) 2/10
The War with Hannibal by Livy (Aubrey de Sélincourt, trans.) 2/10
Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers 1/10
On the Nature of Things by Lucretius (W. E. Leonard, trans.) 1/10
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett 1/10

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