Top Ten Books (I Read) in 2015

I read a lot of books, in part, but here are ten that I read in full this year that I enjoyed (alphabetic order by last name):

- Dale C. Allison, Jr., Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, and History
- James H. Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree
- James G. Crossley, Jesus and the Chaos of History: Redirecting the Life of the Historical Jesus
- Homer's The Iliad translated by Robert Fagles
- George W. Houston, Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity
- Jodi Magness, The Archeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim Conquest
- Arthur Everett Sekki, The Meaning of Ruach at Qumran
- Beth M. Sheppard, The Craft of History and the Study of the New Testament
- Memory and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity: A Conversation with Barry Schwartz edited by Tom Thatcher
- Gary Yamasaki, John the Baptist in Life and Death: Audience-Oriented Criticism of Matthew's Gospel

Honorable mentions:
- Richard A. Burridge, What are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography
- Shayne J.D. Cohen, From the Maccabees to the Mishnah
- John G. Gager, Who Made Early Christianity? The Jewish Lives of the Apostle Paul