One goal I had last year was to read more in a balanced fashion. I wanted to expand the number of books and the different kinds of books I read. I wanted nonfiction, fiction, educational and some just for fun. I’m pretty happy with the reading list from this past year. With 32 books completed, 2014 was a good one!
Some books I loved and others I hated. I will read some over and over again and there are others that I will never look at again. That’s the beauty of books.
My highlight this year was Leo Tolstoy. I had never read his books before… but I loved the stories of his that I read. He will definitely make my 2015 list too.
My biggest disappointment was Kerouac’s “Big Sur”. I am a fan of Jack… but this book wasn’t my cup of tea.
Here’s the list… from Jan. to Dec. 2014. Click the book to find it on Amazon and check it out yourself. Keep reading and don’t ever forget this quote:
“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards by: George Marsden
On Church Leadership by: Mark Driscoll
Big Sur by: Jack Kerouac
As a Man Thinketh by: James Allen
The Man Who Could Do No Wrong by: Charles Blair
Green Hills of Africa by: Ernest Hemingway
Four Blood Moons by: John Hagee
Who’s Holding Your Ladder by: Samuel Chand
The Renegade Pastor by: Nelson Searcy
Visioneering by: Andy Stanley
Take Time for Your Life by: Cheryl Richardson
Quitter by: Jon Acuff
The Secret Life of a Fool by: Andrew Palau
The Starbuck’s Experience by: Joseph Michelli
SEO Blackbook by: R.L. Adams
Think Big and Kick A** by: Donald Trump
How to Make People Like You in 90 Minutes or Less by: Nicholas Boothman
The Chris Farley Show by: Tom Farley Jr.
Heaven is For Real by: Todd Burpo
Generous Justice by: Timothy Keller
Pagan Christianity by: Frank Viola
Tactics by: Gregory Koukl
1984 by: George Orwell
Spiritual Leadership by: J. Oswald Sanders
Animal Farm by: George Orwell
What is Reformed Theology by: R.C.Sproul
Romans 1-7 for You by: Timothy Keller
How Much Land Does a Man Need by: Leo Tolstoy
Where Love is, There God is Also by: Leo Tolstoy
The Hobbit by: J.R.R. Tolkein
Food – a Love Story by: Jim Gaffigan
Don’t give up on reading. Start today and don’t be afraid to put a book down if you aren’t enjoying it. Don’t let a dud stop you from reading this year. There are plenty to pick from!