Here’s a quick recap of insights and highlights in reading during 2011:
- This is the second year of reading through 52 books… As such, I found it easier to get through the reading than the previous year.
- I read several 600+ page books this year
- I continue to be a fan of my kindle (though I wouldn’t touch a Kindle Fire – it’s junk)
- This year our local libraries back in colorado began ”lending’ kindle books – This is a great feature that has already saved me hundreds of dollars.
- For Christmas, my daughter Zoe (age 8) received a Kindle pre-loaded with 12 books checked out from our local library (she loves it and has hardly put it down)
- I read a lot of Biography this year, particularly Christian history biographies in preparation for a sermon series I did this summer on Church History
- This year I also continued to pursue some literary classics and other books I should have read in high school but did not.
- Next year I would like to begin reading some more difficult books both in the area of theology and historical classics.
Here’s a list of my favorite books from 2011:
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
- 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
- Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell
- Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just by Tim Keller
- Erasing Hell by Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle
- Hamlet’s Blackberry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age by William Powers
- Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck
- Calvin by Bruce Gordon