Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Top Ten Books on My To Read List

Top Ten Books on My To Read List

1. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
I heard about this one from Sarah Bessey and I was intrigued. Multiverse? Alternate Realities? Yes please!

Description from Goodreads:
“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”

In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable--something impossible.

Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

2. Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles #1) by Colin Meloy
My friend Dana personally recommended this one to me and compared it to Narnia, so I have to give it a try.

3. Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz #1) by Brandon Sanderson
I heard about this one through a recommendation on my Audible account and it looks like fun.

4. A Mutiny in Time (Infinity Ring #1) by James Dashner
I love time travel stories, what can I say?

5. The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2) by Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan plus Norse Mythology, sounds like fun.

6. Saving the Bible from Ourselves: Learning to Read and Live the Bible Well by Glenn R. Paauw
I remember Rachel Held Evans recommending this one on Twitter a couple of times and so I thought I'd check it out.

7. Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today by Adam Hamilton
Another twitter recommendation but I can't remember who recommended it to me.

8. The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion by N.T. Wright
I basically want to read everything N. T. Wright has written... and that is quite a lot...

9. Reviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devil for Doubters and the Disenchanted by Richard Beck
I listened to a podcast from the Deconstructionists featuring Richard Beck and I think that's when I decided I wanted to read this one.

10. Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture by Kenton L. Sparks 
I may have heard about this one from Rob Bell? I can't remember for sure.

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