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85 Books I Read in 2016

December 19, 2016
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Although I’ve attempted to categorize my reading, many books could fall into multiple categories. In no particular order, these are the books I read in 2016:

Business & Personal Development

ask

Personal Development

Productivity
smarter-faster-better

Entrepreneurship
leanstartup

Real Estate

realestate

Psychology

Fiction

wheredyougo

History
historyofiran

Biography

alexanderhamilton

Memoir

breathbecomesair

Race

betweentheworldandme

Family Relationships and Child Development

unselfie

Theology & Christian Living

songsofjesus

Various Non-Fiction

vagabonding

At the end of the Booklist Countdown, I’ll share my Top 10 Reads of 2016.  I’ll post with 10 Books on Race That Every American Should Read (i.e., 10 books that personally shaped my understanding of race.)

I’d love suggestions for my 2017 reading! And if you’re on Goodreads, I’d love to connect there.

(Note: all books are linked to Amazon, using my affiliate link.)

A note on my philosophy of reading:

I try to read broadly. I read broadly to expand my knowledge of the scope of the world. Without this, I am not able to cross-pollinate ideas, connect dots, or keep the big picture in mind. I try to read deeply. “Should you read broadly? Or should you read deeply?” That is a question that many ask, but the answer can be “both,” on some level. Without reading broadly, you cannot connect your depth to other areas of life and information. I try to read bestsellers. I watch very little TV/movies and sports, but still feel it is important to understand what is shaping and influencing contemporary societal thinking. (Not to mention, it’s an awesome way to connect with people!) There’s also usually a reason a book is a bestseller. 🙂 I try to read books that challenge my beliefs, not just merely confirm my bias. This is how we grow and change and strengthen our understanding, scary as it may seem. I try to read books that strengthen my faith. But I also try to read books that challenge my current perception of my faith. It should also go without saying, just because a book appears on my reading list, does not mean I endorse or condone the contents, microscopically (every detail) or macroscopically (the major premise(s) of the book). 

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