the books I read in 2012

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 …

Favorite non-fiction:

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.

Happy reading!


About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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