Wednesday, January 4, 2012
One thing I have managed to accomplish is my book list for next year. As I mentioned before there will no longer be a book club to motivate me so I have taken it upon myself to motivate myself. In order to provide variety in what we were reading our book club followed the pattern of Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography. I have changed that a bit and am loosely following the pattern of Fiction, Spiritual/theological, and Biography or Nonfiction. So here is the list I have formulated so far although this might be subject to change. As I was searching for the final books to add to my list I came across several more I would like to read so we'll see.
January- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskill (F)
February-The Reason for God by Timothy Kellar (thanks to my friends jo's recommendation) (S)
March- Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology by Eric Brende (B)
April- Precious Bane by Mary Webb (F)
May- The Escondido Theology by Dr. John Frame (S)
June- The Greater Journey by David Mccullough (B)
July- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (F)
August- Bonhoffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas (S and B)
September- Playstation Nation by Olivia and Kurt Bruner (breaking the cycle and going for NF here)
October- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (F)
November- Politics Reformed by Glenn A. Moots (S)
December- The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (I might change this to some of the Flannery O'Conners short stories and I would also like to add John Donne's poetry in the mix throughout the year) (F)
The point of all this is that I haven't read any of these so please don't think that by putting them on the blog that I absolutely love these books. I am still striving to motivate myself to read things that I don't normally gravitate to (hence the books that have anything to do with politics :-) I would love to hear more recommendations from you readers out there on books you enjoy or think I should add to my list.