Every year, I keep a list of the books I read throughout the year so that, when I look back, I can see what I was wrestling with both personally and intellectually. Below you will find this year’s list. The books that are asterisked are given a more detailed review in the Books I’m Reading tab.

A Tale of Two Cities

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)

Publics and Counterpublics

The Human Condition (2nd Edition)

The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards”

The Schoolhome: Rethinking Schools for Changing Families

Education and Power

The Hunger Games

Raising a Modern-Day Knight: A Father’s Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood

The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

The Plague

In the Hall of the Dragon King (The Dragon King Trilogy)

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children

Pilgrim’s Progress

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

The Curate’s Awakening (Hampshire Books)

Staying Close: Stopping the Natural Drift Toward Isolation in Marriage

All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir

Anne Frank’s Tales from the Secret Annex

The Case for God

The Lords of Discipline: A Novel

Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)

Worldly Wisdom: Great Books and the Meanings of Life

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World


**The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School

Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns

**Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America

**In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin

**Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

The Wilberforce Connection

Inside the Third Reich

**Desire of the Everlasting Hills Publisher: Anchor

**Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)

Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be : A Breviary of Sin

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever

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