2013 Reading reading

20 Books I Plan to Read in 2013

January 4, 2013

In no particular order (and with no particular explanation in this post), here are 20 books I plan to read in 2013:

1. Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives (Richard Swenson)

2. Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent (Meredith Small)

3. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable (Seth Godin)

4. Calm and Compassionate Children (Susan Dermond)

5. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child (John Gottman, Joan Declaire)

6. Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation (Graeme Goldsworthy)

7. Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder (Mariah Bruehl)

8. Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health (Toni Weschler)

9. A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master” (Rachel Held Evans)

10. What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People (Joe Navarro)

11. The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)

12. What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend: A Short Guide to Making the Most of Your Days Off (Laura Vanderkam)

13. The Renaissance Soul: Life Design for People with Too Many Passions to Pick Just One  (Margaret Lobenstine)

14. The Gospel Centered Woman (Wendy Alsup)

15. Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? (Michael J. Sandel)

16. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (Joshua Foer)

17. The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope (Catherine Hamlin)

18. Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (Ross Douthat)

19. Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity (California Studies in Food and Culture)

2o. Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture (Adam S. McHugh)

I have a good number of other books on various to-read lists (e.g., Goodreads and Amazon Wishlist), but these are 20 I hope to get to in the first half of the year. I also add a lot of new book ideas as I hear what others are reading, read their reviews, and am given recommendations. I’ve set my goal for 100 again this year, and hope to be able to write reviews for a good number of them (this really helps me with processing and remembering the information, though I usually have notes regardless of what review I actually post).

I explain more about how I choose what books to read here.

Related: October’s month-long series, Reading More Without Living Less.

I’m always happy for more book recommendations! 🙂

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