I am one of those readers who reads with a pen in hand. I almost cannot read a book unless I am underlining statements and scribbling in the margins. This slows down my reading speed significantly, but I think it helps sharpen my mind and interact with the ideas of others.
My goal is to read 4000 books in my lifetime, and these posts keep track of my progress.
One of the things I have also done in recent years on this blog is keep track of which books I read.
I own more books than I can read in a lifetime (which I find highly depressing), and so I have begun to weigh the pros and cons of any book I read. In fact, as I was reading over the “Books I must read in 2014” I was sorry to see that I only read three of them. That is why I am not writing a similar list for 2015…
Here are the 4000 books so far:
- Birth-2009 Estimate: 1500 (doesn’t count children’s books)
- 4000 Books 2010: 45
- 4000 Books 2011: 69
- 4000 Books 2012: 52
- 4000 Books 2013: 57
- 4000 Books 2014: 57
- 4000 Books 2015: See Comments Below
- Total so Far: 1780
Some of these books make it onto my “Burning Books List: The Books Every Christian Should Read.” If you haven’t read the books on this list … well, you should.
What books have you read this past year which influenced your life and theology? What books are you excited to read in 2015?