What are your favorite books from 2013?
Whoah. Now THAT’s a good question! It’s no secret here on the blog that I absolutely LOVE to read. Call me a nerd – I don’t care. I. Love. To. Read. I consider reading. . . wait for it . . . my . . . hobby. There. I said it.
It’s not difficult for me to recommend some books from my personal reading. What’s hard is narrowing the books down. I want to give you my top 10 books. 5 today. 5 tomorrow. In case there are any smart alecs are out there – this list excludes the Bible. That’s a given, okay? So, in addition to God’s awesome Word – what follows (today and tomorrow) are my top 10 book recommendations from 2013.
#10. Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by Stephen James and David. S. Thomason
If you have boys – any age – click the link above and read this book. You will be prepared, helped, challenged, and ministered to by it.
Need a good kick in the pants to get started doing something you’ve always wanted to do? This book will do it, all while making you laugh. Seriously, this is a great and fun read for anybody.
#8. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Yes. It’s true. I started and couldn’t stop. I admit it: Though the third book wasn’t my favorite, I LOVED reading through the first 2 books of this Trilogy. Fun reading for sure!
#7. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
If you’ve never read anything by Gladwell, you should. Start with this book. Especially the first section. Though not intended to be a biblical commentary or spiritual book – the first section is very revealing and telling about what actually took place between the small Israelite and large Philistine on that unforgettable day. It actually sheds light on how God works in and through various situations. Seriously – the first section is worth the price of the book.
#6. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip and Dan Heath
I love the way these brothers write and how they compile their research into their writing. This is both a helpful and very insightful read. You will enjoy it and know how to make better decisions along the way!
Okay – there you go. My #’s 6-10 reads for 2013. Tomorrow, God willing, I will list my top 5.
What are some of your favorites?