2016 Book List!

2017One of my goals for 2016 is read more.  Hoping for 30 books this year.   I compiled a nice long book list!  Luckily my local library stocks most of these books, so I will slowly be requested them.  My reading taste definitely leans toward the non-fiction side, but there are a few fiction in here based on recommendations from friends and family.  So far I am off to a good start, let’s hope I can keep up the pace.

Here is my list (so far)

  1. The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement -read (Jan 2016)
  2. Belonging and Becoming:  Creating a Thriving Family Culture (Mark and Lisa Scandrette) -read (Jan 2016)
  3. Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Daniel Siegel) -currently reading
  4. You are What you Love: the Spiritual Power of Habit (James Smith)
  5. The Road to Character (David Brooks)
  6. Elite Minds: Creating the Competitive Advantage (Stan Beecham)
  7. Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble.  The Revolution (Brene Brown)
  8. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for its lifeWithouth Losing its Soul (Howard Schultz)
  9. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (Angela Duckworth)
  10. The Checklist Manifesto: How to get things Right (Atul Gawande)
  11. 24/6: A prescription for a Happier, Healthier Life ( Matthew Sleeth and Eugene Peterson)
  12. When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi and Abrahahm Verghese)
  13. The Road Trip that Changed the World: The Unlikely Theory that will Change How You View Culture, the Church, and, Most Importantly, Yourself (Mark Sayers)
  14. Enneagram and the Way of Jesus: Integrating Personality Theory with Spiritual Practices and Biblical Narratives (A.J. Sherrill)
  15. The Deeper Journey: The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self (M. Rober Mulholland)
  16. Daily Rituals (Mason Currey)
  17. The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream (Courtney E. Martin)
  18. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Sherry Turkle)
  19. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (Susan Cain)
  20. The Relational Soul: Moving from False Self to Deep Connection (Richard Plass and James Cofield)
  21. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (Atul Gwande)
  22. The Signature of All Things (Elizabeth Gilbert)
  23. Sick Puppy (Carl Hiaasen)
  24. We’re all Completely Beside Ourselves (Karen Joy Fowler)
  25. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness ( Sy Montgomery)
  26. Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes (Elizabeth Bard)

There’s a few spots left to make it to 30- any suggestions?  What are your reading goals for this year?


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