Conversations, VOLUME 2

Top 10 Books of the First Half of 2009 [Vol. 2, #27]

So, the first six months of 2009 have slipped past us already. At this half-way point of the year, we thought it would be great to recap the best books that we’ve read and reviewed so far this year:

10. And Then There’s This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture
Bill Wasik.
Hardcover: Viking.
Review: https://englewoodreview.org/?p=363

9. Pluriverse: New and Selected Poems
Ernesto Cardenal.
Paperback: New Directions.
Review: https://englewoodreview.org/?p=233

8. Love is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community
Andrew Marin.
Paperback: IVP Books.
Review: https://englewoodreview.org/?p=350

7. Eve: A Novel of the First Woman
Elissa Elliott.
Hardcover: Delacorte.
Review: https://englewoodreview.org/?p=228

6. Fresh: A Perishable History
Susanne Freidberg.
Hardcover: Belknap Press.
Review: https://englewoodreview.org/?p=374

5. Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor
Brad Gooch.
Hardcover: Little, Brown & Co.
Review: https://englewoodreview.org/?p=246

4. Fasting (Ancient Practices Series)
Scot McKnight.
Hardcover: Thomas Nelson.
Review: https://englewoodreview.org/?p=224

3. Enough: Contentment in An Age of Excess
Will Samson.
Paperback: David C. Cook.
Review: https://englewoodreview.org/?p=279

2. A Conservationist Manifesto
Scott Russell Sanders.
Paperback: Indiana University Press.
Review: https://englewoodreview.org/?p=338

And the best book so far this year is… [drum roll ]

1. The Sacredness of Questioning Everything.
David Dark.
Paperback: Zondervan.
Review: https://englewoodreview.org/?p=328

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


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