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The Books I’m Planning to Read in 2014

Gemma inspired me to be a little more intentional with my reading so I’ve put together a list of the books I’d like to read in 2014. I’m sure it will have a degree of flexibility.

Have you read any of them? What did you think? Any you think I should add or not bother with?

Fiction
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Canada – Richard Ford
May We Be Forgiven – AM Homes
Best Of Our Spies – Alex Gerlis
Biography
The Governor - John Lonergan
Conversations With Myself – Nelson Mandela
Once Upon A Country: A Palestinian Life – Sari Nusseibeh & Anthony David
Leadership
Boundaries for Leaders – Henry Cloud
Authentic Happiness – Martin Seligman (Psychology as related to coaching)
Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek
Thanks For The Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well – Sheila Stone &Douglas Heen
Theology
The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatious
A Theology of Work -Darrell  Cosden
Introducing Liberation Theology – Boff & Boff
Why Cities Matter – Stephen Um & Justin Buzzard
Doing Local Theology – Clemens Sedmak
And looking for some good stuff on Isaiah
Have you read any of them? What did you think? Any you think I should add or not bother with?
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4 thoughts on “The Books I’m Planning to Read in 2014”

  1. Looking forward to hearing how you get on: these look great! Saw the Mandela movie last weekend and decided I wanted to read some of his stuff, too, this year. Good luck! :)

  2. Don’t read the leadership books. Read more Eugene Peterson instead.

    Just kidding. I liked Canada and I’d also like to read Americanah. I have to confess I started May We Be Forgiven and abandoned it after 50 pages, which I don’t often do. One of those modern novels which is a bit too flippant, clever but not wise. Just my view. I think you would enjoy “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” A very enjoyable family saga and a brief history of the Dominican Republic (through the lens of Tolkien).

  3. I’m impressed, you are a well planned person! I’m a bit more “see-where-my-reading-year-takes-me”. Anyway, “May We Be Forgiven” is not one i’d recommend. “The Friday Gospels” (Jenn Ashworth) is an interesting read though and, if you’re into essays at all, Marilyn Robinson’s “When I Was a Child I Read Books” offers stimulating food for thought.

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