Last year, I loved doing a round up of the best of lists because it gave me such great picks for my To Be Read list. So, I’m doing another round up this year, purely for selfish reasons.
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Interestingly, Deep Work by Cal Newport hit three of these lists. I’d have to agree. It is one of the best books of the year.
I’m a big fan of Michael Hyatt’s work. From this list I’ve read Deep Work and The Four Disciplines. I’d really like to read Mindset and Revenge of the Analog, especially in light of the bookstore. Sleep Smarter doesn’t seem as intriguing, since sleep usually isn’t a problem for me.
I loved Finding Spiritual Whitespace, Only read parts of Present over Perfect. Johnny Tremain and Unbroken have been long time favorites. Might try Carry On, Mr Bowditch, Good News for Weary Women, The Happiness Dare and Presence.
Unbroken is one of my all-time favorites. Boys in the Boat was one my top books of the year, as well. The others look good. I’ll have to check them out. I did not like The Girl on the Train. I found the lives of the characters to be too depressing.
Sarah is a middle school English teacher, so I take her recommendations for YA books seriously. I read The One and Only Ivan on her recommendation. I haven’t read any of these, but I will be checking them out.
I liked Everyone Brave is Forgiven, didn’t love Before We Visit the Goddess, am about to start One in Million Boy. The Course of Love sounds intriguing and I’d like to give it a whirl.
Deep Work is a great book. I haven’t read Untangled–not sure if I will since my only daughter is 22. You’ll Grow Out of It sounds interesting.
The only book I’ve read on this list is Deep Work. It’s interesting to me that this book hit three best of 16 lists. Quite the endorsement. Their number one book of the year is about gender equality. I probably won’t read that one.
I haven’t read any of the fiction on Victoria’s list, so I definitely need to make note of those. On her non-fiction list, I’ve only read Hands Free Mama (which was a good read).
This is making me think I need to get a little more organized about my reading list. Many books that I’ve been interested in don’t get read because the library doesn’t have them.
Once again, loads of great books and the reason I love the “best of” lists so much.
Elena at Beautiful Hope has a massive list (36 titles!) Scads of great ones. I think maybe Elena has the most similar reading tastes to me of anyone I’ve bumped into in the blogosphere.
Many books on her list I’ve already read and enjoyed. Some I will add to my list.
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi is one of her top picks. Qureshi gave the commencement address at my daughter’s graduation in December. I wanted to read it before then, but it didn’t happen. I will get to it, eventually.