Books I have read 2010


Ford County Stories – John Grisham

The latest – a collection of short stories. Good holiday reading, but not a patch on his earlier stuff.

The Cloister Walk – Kathleen Norris

An American poet and writer’s description of her time amongst the Benedictines. Full of insight from a Christian tradition very different from my own. I particularly liked the chapter “The War on Metaphor” – ‘many Christians can no longer recognize that the most significant part of the first line of “Onward Christian Soldiers, marching as to war” is the word “as”.’

The Cello Suites – Eric Siblin

A cleverly written combination of biography of Bach, biography of Pablo Casals (the Catalonian ‘cellist who made Bach’s ‘cello suites famous) and a history of the cello suites themselves. Very interesting, informative and entertaining. It made me discover the ‘cello suites for the first time really – and they are fantastically beautiful.

A sceptics guide to Atheism – Peter S Williams

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Spire – Richard North Patterson

Nine Lives – William Dalrymple

Fires of Faith – Eamonn Duffy

The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

Captive Queen – Alison Weir

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – Kate Summerscale

Counterfeit Gods – Tim Keller

God’s Undertaker – John C. Lennox (Kristyn Getty’s Uncle!)

Eclipse – Richard North Patterson

Cobra – Frederick Forsyth

The Race – Richard North Patterson

Heartstone – C J Sansom

61 Hours – Lee Child

Lasko Tangent – Richard North Patterson

A Very British Coup –  Chris Mullin

Alex’s Adventures  in Numberland – Alex Bellos

Right Ho, Jeeves – P G Wodehouse

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