This year, I set my Goodreads 2021 Reading Challenge to 55 books. With just two days left to the year, I am three titles short and do not think I will have the bandwidth to meet my goal. Yet for all that, I got closer to my goal than I perhaps would have without setting the goal.
95% is still an A in most grade scales. So an A for effort will have to suffice, and 52 titles seems like quite enough given the circumstances.
But as the year draws to a close, let me share with you what I read and a brief takeaway for each title. Perhaps in the course of this rundown you will get some inspiration to join me on Goodreads and set a reading goal for 2022. Or maybe you will just get some good ideas for titles you might be interested in reading, or not reading, in the year ahead.
Either way, here without further adieu I will talk about the first twenty-two books I read in 2021.
(In This Episode)
- Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
- After Virtue by Alasdair MacIntyre
- The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
- The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal
- Perelandria by C.S. Lewis
- The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
- Last Stands by Michael Walsh
- The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl R. Trueman
- Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard
- Return of the Strong Gods by R.R. Reno
- Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton
- The City of God by Augustine of Hippo
- The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
- How to Be a Conservative by Roger Scruton
- The French Revolution by Ian Davidson
- The Twilight of the American Enlightenment by George M. Marsden
- Grant by Ron Chernow
- Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen
- Fault Lines by Voddie Baucham
- The Children of Ash and Elm by Neil Price
- Fools, Frauds, and Firebrands by Roger Scruton
- The Church History by Eusebius
(A treatment of the remaining 30 works can be found here.)
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