In no particular order (and with no particular explanation in this post), here are 20 books I plan to read in 2013:
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)
11. The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
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! 🙂