Monday, January 4, 2016

Bests of 2015

As is customary for this time of year, many "best" lists are being written. Here are some of mine:

Top Ten Reads in 2015 (in no particular order):

1. The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkein, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams - Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski
2. Landmarks - Robert MacFarlane
3. Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Four-fold Gospel Witness - Richard Hays
4. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande
5. Lila - Marilynne Robinson
6. Confessions - Augustine of Hippo
7. All My Puny Sorrows - Miriam Toews
8. Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs - Wallace Stegner
9. The Lewis Trilogy: The Black House, The Lewis Man, The Chess Men - Peter Mays
10. Meeting God in Mark: Reflections for the Season of Lent - Rowan Williams

Top Five Albums Enjoyed in 2015 (in no particular order):

1. Songs of Innocence - U2
2. Tracker - Mark Knopfler
3. The John Rutter Christmas Album
4. Puer Natus Est - Stile Antico
5. Pilgrimage - Steve Bell

Top Five Television Series Seen in 2015 (in no particular order):

1. Poirot - David Suchet
2. Broadchurch - David Tennant
3. Foyle's War - Michael Kitchen
4. Downton Abbey - Hugh Bonneville, et. al.
5. Sherlock - Benedict Cumberbatch,

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