Here’s a quick recap of insights and highlights of my 2010 52 book journey:
- This is the first time in my life where I’ve tried to read 52 books in one year.
- I am not a fast reader… perhaps average, perhaps slower than average.
- I realized I needed to cut two things out of my life to get this done – video games (Madden) and excessive internet surfing (along with most television and movies)
- I would not have finished if it were not for Ron Coia persevering with me.
- The new Kindle is an amazing piece of technology that I’m grateful for.
- I discovered I really enjoy reading some of the classics – especially the free ones on Kindle.
- Books that grabbed and held my attention I could finish in two or three days… others took months.
- As a pastor and leader, I believe there are few activities as beneficial to my professional development as reading.
- Next year I want to read a couple of the Christian Classics (i.e., Augustine, Luther, Puritans, etc.)
Here are my favorite books of 2010:
- Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream
- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
- Switch: How to Change Things When Change is hard
- The Sword: A Novel (Chiveis Trilogy)
- Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
- Who Made God: A Search For A Theory of Everything
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
- Fahrenheit 451
Finally, Here’s a breakdown by percentageof the types of books I read in 2010: