What I’ve Read | 2017

I read 22 books last year, but my goal was 30, just as in 2015. This is terribly disappointing, but I’m taking steps this year to make sure I get closer to my goal, which is still 30.

So, without further ado, here are the books I’ve read in 2017:


  1. Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy Amazon – Audiobook
  2. Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life On Purpose by Claire Diaz-Ortiz Amazon
  3. The Better Life: Small Things You Can Do Right Where You Are by Claire Diaz-Ortiz Amazon
  4. Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist Amazon – Audiobook
  5. America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation by Grant Wacker Amazon – Audiobook

Running Total = 5


  1. Green Lantern: Rebirth Amazon (One-Half)
  2. The Flash: Rebirth Amazon (One-Half)
  3. Batman, Volume 1: I Am Gotham Amazon (One-Half)
  4. DC Universe: Rebirth #1 Amazon (One-Half)
  5. I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away by Bill Bryson Amazon – Audiobook
  6. Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris Amazon – Audiobook (One-Half – Abridged)
  7. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne Amazon (One-Half)
  8. Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today by Joan Chittister Amazon
  9. Superman, Volume 1: Son of Superman Amazon (One-Half)

Running Total = 10.5


  1. Prince Caspian by CS Lewis Amazon
  2. The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Tim Keller Amazon
  3. Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Amazon
  4. October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World by Martin Marty Amazon
  5. Action Comics, Volume 1: Path of Doom Amazon (One-Half)
  6. Detective Comics, Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen Amazon (One-Half)

Running Total = 15.5


  1. One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work With a Mentor–And Why You’ll Benefit from Being One by Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz Amazon Review

Running Total = 16.5


  1. Batman, Volume 2: I Am Suicide Amazon (One-Half)

Running Total = 17


  1. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson Amazon
  2. Justice League, Volume 2: Outbreak Amazon (One-Half)

Running Total = 18.5


  1. The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis Amazon

Running Total = 19.5 – I took two graduate school courses in July. Not a ton of time to read those first few weeks.


  1. The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase by Mark Forsyth Amazon
  2. Superman in Action Comics #750, November 4, 1998 Amazon (One-Quarter)

Running Total = 20.75


  1. Trinity, Vol 1: Better Together Amazon (One-Half)
  2. Justice League, Vol 3: Timeless Amazon (One-Half)
  3. Superman #87, March 1994 Amazon (One-Quarter)

Running Total = 22.25


  1. Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer by CS Lewis Amazon
  2. Titans, Vol 1: The Return of Wally West Amazon (One-Half)
  3. Martin Luther: In His Own Words by Martin Luther Amazon (Audiobook/One-Half)
  4. Action Comics, Volume 2: Welcome to the Planet Amazon (One-Half)
  5. Superman, Volume 2: Trial of the Super Sons Amazon (One-Half)
  6. Justice League: Darkseid War – Power of the Gods Amazon (One-Half)

Running Total = 27.75


  1. Flash, Vol. 2: Speed of Darkness Amazon (One-Half)
  2. Justice League: Darkseid War, Part II Amazon (One-Half)
  3. Meet Martin Luther: A Sketch of the Reformer’s Life by Anthony Selvaggio Amazon (Audiobook/One-Half)
  4. Reformation Profiles by Stephen Nichols Ligonier Ministries (Lecture/One-Quarter)
  5. Nightwing, Vol. 1: Better Than Batman Amazon (One-Half)
  6. Owned: Property, Privacy, and the New Digital Serfdom by Joshua A. T. Fairfield Amazon
  7. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken Amazon (Audiobook)
  8. Why We’re Protestant: An Introduction to the Five Solas of the Reformation by Nate Pickowicz Amazon
  9. The Flash, Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded Amazon (One-Half)
  10. Nightwing, Vol. 2: Back to Blüdhaven Amazon (One-Half)
  11. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie Amazon
  12. Super Sons, Vol. 1: When I Grow Up Amazon (One-Half)
  13. All-Star Batman, Vol. 2: Ends of the Earth Amazon (One-Half)
  14. Neither Here nor There by Bill Bryson Amazon (Audiobook-Abridged/Three-Quarters)

Running Total = 36


  1. Superman Reborn Amazon (One-Half)
  2. African American Lives in St. Louis, 1763-1865: Slavery, Freedom and the West by Dale Edwyna Smith Amazon
  3. A Year with C. S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works Amazon
  4. The Carols of Christmas: A Celebration of the Surprising Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Songs by Andrew Gant Amazon

Cumulative Total = 39.5

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