I have mentioned before how writing my 2009 book list helped me read more and exceed my reading goals. Well it is a new year, which means it is time for a new book list and new reading goals.
When I made my book list last year, I was unemployed and realized I needed something to challenge me to be intentional with that extra time. I have always loved the idea of reading, but most of the time I would pick the tv or internet over grabbing a book. After getting back in the habit of reading again, I don't think thats my need this year. And I ended up changing my list quite a bit because I just kept changing my mind on what I wanted to read. So many books and so little time!! Ha!
So this year I think I will take FishMama's advice and having broader goals. And I am going to go to her site once a month to check in and hold me accountable to reading in general.
So my goal for 2010 is to average 2 books a month for a total of 24 books (for those of you how are slow at math! ha!).
Here is my working list of the books I really want to read first:
- Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noel Piper Just finished last night! Review to come.
- TrueFaced Almost finished with it. Going through it with our youth small group and I would highly suggest it!
- Reread the complete Narnia series (7 total) Got the set for Christmas, thanks sis! Love this series, absolutely love it!
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families (SimpleMom book club) Mr.Pate read the first one and loved it, so we are going to read it together.
- Getting Things Done By David Allen... I read a review on this system of organization and planning and was intrigued. We will see.
- Letters from a Skeptic Gregory & Edward Boyd... My old boss read this and had great things to say about it. I think it will help me in the evangelism department.
- Savage Inequalities Jonathan Kozol... Social Inequality was one of my favorite classes in college, and this was one book we referenced but I never got to read. I ran across it super cheap in Fargo last spring break and I am super excited to read it.
- Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawerence... A classic I have always wanted to read but never followed through with.
- John Adams by David McCullough... Seeing the real everyday part of historical figures really interests me, so I am going to try this one. Have you see it? It is huge!
- Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham... I think family is hugely important and the major influencer in who we will be, and I think families have no idea how to put their faith at the center of their being instead of it being just one more extracurricular activity. I am excited to see what this one teaches.
- sTori Telling by Tori Spelling... I don't know why.
- From Clutter to Clarity by Nancy Twigg... Read a great review of this one on Lindsay's blog and was attracted to it. I am all about simple.
- Real Sex by Lauren Winner... I heard her speak at IvyJungle a year or two ago, and something about her just made me want to listen to her more and more. Anyhow, I heard her talk on this subject and thought she had great points, so here we go.
- Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner... She was Jewish and converted to Christianity, so in this book she explains Jewish traditions and why we should still practice them as Spiritual Disciplines.
- Cleaving by Julie Powell... I read Julie & Julia last year and began a love/hate relationship with her. Now I feel like i just have to read this one too.
What are you reading? What do you want to read?