10 Books I Want To Read This Year

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'Kindle 3' photo (c) 2010, Zhao ! - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/I’ve been on a reading kick as of late, so I’ve compiled a list of books I would like to finish this year.  Here we go!

  1. The Litigators – John Grisham  Grisham has always been on of my favorites.  Unfortunately his last couple books haven’t really been my style.  I’ve heard this book is back to his roots.  I’m pretty excited about that.
  2. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson This one just looks intriguing.  I’ve heard mixed reviews.  But I have heard it’s a really good mystery.  Just have to make sure I don’t read it too late at night.  Might give me bad dreams.
  3. Bossypants – Tina Fey Not only does this have the best book cover I’ve ever seen, I have never heard anything bad about it.  She’s funny.  She’s smart.  She’s living out her dreams.  Sounds like something I’d like to read.
  4. Life of Pi – Yann Martel  I don’t know much about this one except it was recommended by a blogger I like and I really liked all of her other picks.  This one just seemed interesting to me.
  5. Love & Respect – Emerson Eggerichs I read Joy Eggerichs’ blog every time there’s a new post.  I love it.  Her dad wrote this book.  She recommends it.  I’ll read it.
  6. How To Market And Sell Your eBook – Sarah Mae  I follow Sarah on Twitter.  She’s been highly successful selling her ebooks.  I’d like to write an ebook this year.  I’d like for you to buy it.  This should help with me getting you to buy it after I write it.  It’s a win-win situation.
  7. EntreLeadership – Dave Ramsey Dave Ramsey’s books have revolutionized the way I manage money.  At the conference I was at in October, he gave all 13,000 of us copies of this new book.  I’ve heard him speak on his hiring process and leadership training.  I have a lot of respect for the way this man runs his business, and I have no doubt that I will learn something by reading this book.
  8. Great by Choice – Jim Collins  Jim spoke at Catalyst in October, as well.  I had no idea who he was, so I had no expectations of enjoying it at all.  His presentation has left me with one thing I just can’t shake.  He speaks about a 20-mile march, which I’ll be writing about next month.  I loved it.  His presentation was about his research that went into this book, so I’m sure that I’ll enjoy reading it, as well.
  9. Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott This is what Anne wrote about the title:  “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my  brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy.  Just take it bird by bird.'”  I think that’s excellent advice.
  10. The Me I Want To Be – John Ortberg   This book was recommended by Lindsey Nobles during my birthday giveaway.  I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but it’s on my list.

So what about you guys?  Any good book recommendations?  What are you wanting to read?

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  • Sharon

    I’m reading the DRAGON TATTOO book right now. On my kindle. And it’s the first book I got for free from the LIBRARY on kindle (I just got my kindle). It’s been a slow start but I hear it gets better.

    BIRD BY BIRD is brilliant. You must read it!

    I’m sure that BOSSYPANTS is funny, but I am totally creeped out by that cover.

    • Our library doesn’t lend yet on Kindle, but I’m a member of Amazon Prime that has the lending library. Totally worth the yearly fee!! Let me know what you think of Dragon Tattoo!

  • I have Bird by Bird. And MAY still have Love & Respect. As in “printed on paper”. 😉 You can borrow them if you’d like.

    I just finished “All is Grace” by Brennan Manning. It’s a simple read. And a tremendous reminder of God’s simple grace.

    • I’ve got the first two on my Kindle already. Do you have All Is Grace via paper or Kindle version?