Reading List

I’ve been away for quite some time, but I’ve decided to try to pick this up again. Anyway, we’ll see how that goes.


Over the past year or so, I’ve gotten interested in the “Great Books” or “Harvard Classics” or any number of groups of books people think you should read. I’ve looked at collections from different publishers as well as book list from different websites/blogs and authors I like.

On top of that, I found out that things called something along the lines of “2016 Reading Challenge” exist. So, this is my reading challenge for 2016. My goal is to read 31 books. I probably read about 20 something last year, but never really paid attention. I know I was ordering a kindle book every month from the lending library thing and I’m guessing I read between 10-15 additional books.

Why 31? Well, 30 would be 2.5 books a month, which I felt was quite doable. That is also a number that works based on the title of this blog. I was in the middle of reading two different books, so I tacked an extra one to the list.

I haven’t really completed the list yet, but have ideas of types of books that I’ve shamelessly ripped off of other lists. The first two, I have already read, the next seven I am currently reading, but it is a little more nuanced than that. The List:

  1. Just Do Something – Finished
  2. How to Read Genesis – Finished
  3. A Walk in the Woods – Finished
  4. Spiritual Disciplines – Finished
  5. American Presidents
  6. Do More, Better – Finished
  7. Morning by Morning
  8. 1 Peter – Tyndale Commentary – Finished
  9. Crime and Punishment
  10. Mediations
  11. History of the World in 6 Glasses – Finished
  12. Hyperion
  13. Pirate Lattitudes – Finished
  14. Into the Wild
  15. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  16. Hitchhikes Guide to the Galaxy
  17. Misbehaving
  18. All the Light We Cannot See (Paperback on Oct. 1)
  19. A biography
  20. A memoir
  21. A book of poetry
  22. A book about a hobby
  23. A mystery
  24. Recommendation from the Wife
  25. Either something in German or about Germany
  26. Something from John Grisham
  27. Something from Kindle Lending Library
  28. Something from Kindle Lending Library
  29. Something from Kindle Lending Library
  30. Something from Kindle Lending Library
  31. Something from Kindle Lending Library

So, there it is. Updates to follow.

2 thoughts on “Reading List

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