I know, I know — the decade is not yet over — but as we had into the final year, some compilations of recommended reading and “best of the decade” lists.
- The best theology books of 2009, by Ben Myers (Faith and Theology).
- “The top ten pro-liberty books of the decade” as selected by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. (Additional reactions from Damon Root and readers of the libertarian magazine Reason).
- The best “Philosophy of Religion” books of the decade, by Andrew Moon (The Prosblogion).
- The editors, authors and staff of Ignatius Press on “the best books I read in 2009”.
- The curmudgeonly Arturo Vasquez has compiled “a list of books that I think every convert and convert at heart should read” (Reditus: A Chronicle of Aesthetic Christianity).
- The Guardian selects “50 books that defined the decade”.
- The Times (UK) selectes “the 100 Best Books of the Decade”.
- And when it comes time to engage in the painful, but necessary, task of weeding your library — the proprietors of New York’s famous Strand bookstore offer strategies for those “books you can do without” (New York Times‘ “Room for Debate”).
Subjective, of course.
Q: What books did you read this year? Liked? Or perhaps disliked? — Did you accomplish your reading goals? I welcome your comments!