Books I’ve Read in 2014 (Part 1)

It’s now officially July! Where on earth did the time go? And why wasn’t I informed of it leaving?

I digress. Yesterday, I posted a list of all the books I read last year, as well as the reasons why I started keeping a list. ICYMI: It was one of my ways to get me back into reading actively again.

Now that the first six months of 2014 are over, I want to post what I’ve read so far this year, and I’ll post the next half at the end of the year (an * means it was a book assigned in my book club):

Compared to last year, I’m definitely reading a lot more nonfiction. Some great conversations with my Bible study small group, as well as some seriously thought-provoking sermons at my church, have also prompted me to delve into a variety of theological books. So far, none of these books have shot to the top of my favorite reading list, but I’ve enjoyed them all (even if I don’t always agree with them).

And from the collection of books I’m currently reading, these trends look likely to  continue — lots of nonfiction, with bits of fiction and/or poetry scattered here and there so far. As I mentioned in my last post, I want to read at least one book more than I did last year — so I’m well on my way to a goal of 22.

I also feel I should note: interspersed with all these books is a lot of reading of various magazines, newspaper articles, and other various websites, as well as my Bible studies; we read the entire New Testament over Lent, and I utilized my morning commute for those readings, rather than my other books. (I don’t keep official track of when I start/finish books, other than to say I finished them this year, and in this order, but if I did, there would be a definite dry spell in March.)

Have you read any of these books? What books would you recommend I read next? Feel free to let me know in the comments!


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