Yearly Reading Lists Posts

My 63 books from 2012

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Last year I set a new personal record for the number of books I was able to read with sixty-three. This was almost double my previous record of thirty-nine. As a result, I had more 5 star reviews than I normally do. My top books of the year were:

Unbroken, Mere Christianity, Who Is this Man?, The Myth of a Christian Nation, God Of the Possible, and Cross Roads

I also had more least favorite books this year as well. They included:

The Tiger’s Wife, Gathering Blue, Messenger, The Way of the Lord, and the Explicit Gospel

Below is the entire list from 2012 with my rating for them (5 being the best) and a brief review. You can also check out my lists from previous years as well as my first book, Crowdsourcing the Message, that I released in April of 2012. I keep this as a running list year-round and you can access it by clicking the “reading list” link on the top right of each page on my blog.


My Reading List of 2011

[I]n 2011 I read through 39 books. Apart from the Bible, my favorite book was Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. My least favorite was Bizarre Books by Russell Ash and Brian Lake. Here is my list with my rating for each (5 being the best) and a brief review. Make sure you also check out my lists from previous years, as well as my recommendations on how to become a better reader.

FYI… at anytime you can find my up-to-date reading list by clicking on the “reading list” link at the top right of my blog. This post is a summation of my running list from 2011.


My 29 books of 2010

Here are the 29 books I read in 2010 with my rating and a brief review of each. My favorite read of the year (besides the Bible) is a tossup between the Naked Gospel and Outliers. My least favorite read of the year goes to Live Sent by Jason Dukes. Here they are in the order I finished them.

The Baseball Fanatic by Louis D. Rubin Jr (3) This is a very light read with baseball quotes from people connected to the game. Good for the coffee table or even a more private reading spot…

The Search for God and Guiness by Stephen Mansfield (4.5) This is a great story about the history of the Guiness family and their surprising influence on Ireland because of their faith. Makes me wish I enjoyed the taste of Guiness. A very engaging story for any history buff.

Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind by Charles Nicholl (3) This is a tough read that I had to push through. I’m intrigued by da Vinci’s life, but this book is fairly dry and pretty long. I’d only recommend this for the bold (or those with a lot of extra time on their hands).


Reading List of 2009

Here is my final reading list from 2009. The best book of the year was a toss up between “The Reason for God” (Keller) and “The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership” (Sample). My least favorite of the year goes to “The Diversity Culture” (Raley).
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin 4

200 Pomegranates and an Audience of One by Shawn Wood 3

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller 5

The Gospel of the Kingdom by George Eldon Ladd 3


Reading List of 2008

As 2008 comes to a close, here is a look at the different books I have read this year.


2007 Reading List

Here are the books I read this year and my rating for each (5 being the best).