Ron’s Best Reads of 2012

I read only 38 books in 2012. Congrats to Mark and John reading the 52.

Of those 38, here are the standout ones that I heartily recommend.

7. Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
An excellent account of a father-son relationships

6. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
I love this book more with each yearly reading.

5. Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
Lewis’s autobiography. Need I say anything more?

4. A Mind for God by James Emery White
A short, powerful overview at development the Christian mind.

3. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
A book that I’ll hope I remember for a long time!

2.  Tinkers by Paul Harding 
A beautifully written novel.


1. A Walk Across the Sun by Corbin Addison
A fiction account of the nonfictional modern slave trade. Excellent novel with a clear, powerful message

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I teach English and government in Okinawa, Japan. I love reading theology and fiction, and helps keep me accountable. Reading with three kids under 5 is a bit of a challenge, but I keep trying to find ways to read more. My favorites writers are C. S. Lewis, Flannery O’ Connor, and Raymond Carver.

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