My Reading List for 2012: 52 Weeks, 52 Books

I decided this year that I had slacked off on my reading. So, this coming year I’m planning on making up for it.  In addition to reading through the Bible once or twice this year (I haven’t decided yet), my plan is tackle at least one book per week for a total of 52 books this year.  The books reflect my interests, and I’ve tried to pick a variety of books.  My main criteria was that I already owned all of the books (except for one which I couldn’t resist adding to the list).  I figured I better work my way through the books I have before I start buying more.  I have grouped the books by category.  I used amazon links in case you want more information about the book, but I couldn’t seem to get rid of that pesky “Buy from” badge.  If books don’t load, just press the reload button on your computer (F5).  I had some problems with it.  So, what do you think of this collection.  What would you add?  Have you read any of these and have some comments or insights?  Please leave them below.

Books About Divorce

My passion and my ministry these days focus on helping children of divorce.  As such, I’ve accumulated a stock pile of books about children of divorce and about helping children of divorce.  I intend to get through most of them this year.  They make up about one-third of the list.  If I hadn’t been intentional about picking other types of books, that might have been more like one-half or two-thirds.

Books About Marriage & Family

I’m married.  I have kids.  I also have a lot more books in this category that I need to read, but I suppose they will have to wait until next year.

Books About Theology and the Bible

I love learning about the Bible, and I love learning about the God of the Bible.  This is another category where I had a stockpile to choose from.  I only chose a small portion of those that met my criteria, but it still ranks as the biggest category.


Fiction Books

I don’t read a whole lot of fiction, but it was time I tackled the Narnia series.  I’m also planning on revisiting one of my favorite books ever – also from C.S. Lewis.


1 Comment

  1. Your fiction section is solid. I love all of those books. Haven’t heard of a lot of the others so I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts which you will hopefully be sharing.