Through the years you may have heard it said that you can tell where a person’s passions and priorities lie based on the entries in their checkbook or their day planner. And I certainly agree with that. But for me personally, I have found something far more effective.
Since 1984 (yes 1984, eat your heart out George Orwell), I have kept a list or log of every book I have read and the year and month I finished reading it. And it is quite revealing as to what my passions and priorities were in certain years and how they changed from year to year.
Quite frankly I would be ashamed to share with you the list from those early years when I was definitely NOT a follower of Christ. But today a number of folks track my kindle books purchased and read on twitter, so I thought I would share the list of all the books I read in 2012. In the column after the year and month, you will see either a k, ks, e or blank. The k indicates a kindle book, the ks indicates a kindle single, the e indicates a PDF book and a blank indicates it was a physical-hold-it-in-your-hands book.
Just click on the link below and you will get a PDF version of all the books I read in 2012 …
A few of my favorites for the year …
not a fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman
Favorite kindle single:
Gutenberg the Geek by Jeff Jarvis
Favorite fiction trilogy (and most unknown):
The Peleg Chronicles by Matthew Christian Harding
Favorite nostalgic journey:
One Way Out: An Oral History of the Allman Brothers Band by Alan Paul
Best Travel Guide:
Jekyll Journey: A Family Guide to Georgia’s Jewel by Jody Talley Butler
I could probably go on … but this seems like a good place to stop. If you have questions about any books on the list, let me know and I’ll try to give you a fair and honest assessment.
FYI: The number of books I read annually has increased significantly since I received my kindle keyboard.