Have you started on your 2014 reading list yet?
I suppose I am the only one who does this, beginning in October! Goodreads was the best invention ever, I think it could be made better, but it does it’s job adequately enough. I was going to write a post about writing your 2014 booklist for our church blog, but I changed to another topic instead. By the way, when I posted my Take Your Parents to Church! article, my husband said it was better than my post for the church. I asked him why he didn’t say so when I asked him how it was?! He replied: “Well, you can’t really tell someone to re-write their entire blog!” Now, I know that there should have been a black eye after this comment, but I remained very calm and replied: “You could have said to write more informally.” To which he replied: “Oh, yeah, well anyways, I really liked your Take Your Parents to Church post.” Thank you. I think.
Tangent done. Don’t you just love Friday posts? Don’t answer that.
- Get a Goodreads – everyone’s doing it.
- Create a shelf called 2014 Reading List
- Think hard, look broadly, search for good books on VARIOUS categories. In 2013, I tried to read a biography, a book on marriage, a book on parenting, a theology book, a book on community etc. The key is to plan ahead so that you aren’t just reading Harry Potter all year long.
- Don’t be a slave to your list and feel free to change your list if you want throughout the year. Otherwise, it’s not any fun. Being a slave to a booklist is not fun.
- Read! I don’t finish my list, ever. In 2012 my list was titled: 2012 To Read List – Not Possible.
- I don’t suggest starting too many books at once, but right now I have 7 books going. That’s too many for me.
Books I Read in 2013
- The Conviction to Lead by Al Mohler – LOVED this book. I’m still thinking back on it all the time and I’ll read this one again.
- Life Together – This was a life changer for me. By the way, we don’t have a clue what community, real community is about.
- Holiness – I read this and you know what is funny? I have NO IDEA what it was about. I think I liked it, I think it was a little bit difficult for me… wish I remembered..
- Washington: A Life – I haven’t finished this one, but I am really enjoying it.
That’s all. 4. I read other books, but they weren’t on my booklist so I won’t mention them here.
2014 is coming, time to start looking!
Oh, need a recommendation on where to find good books? Tim Challies writes book reviews, I’m pretty sure he reads books in his sleep. For a while, I banned him from my life because I believe he has an unnecessary bias against homeschooling and large families, he tends to stereotype in that area. However, I really can’t live without him so I look past that… until he writes a new unwarranted post about it!