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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?

Looking back at 2013: Fiction

I love reading. Getting a kindle a year or so ago has increased the quantity of books I read  – not necessarily the quality though!

I love hearing what people have enjoyed reading as it broadens my horizons and introduces me to new authors,ideas and perspectives. I’ve been asking on Facebook, and inspired by Jaybercrow I’m going to try to get back to blogging this year.

2013 fictionKicking off with my best fiction reads of 2013.

1. The Art of Fielding – Chad Harbach

Quite simply a stunning, beautiful and emotive read.

2. HHhH – Laurent Binet

Brilliant story of the plot to kill Heydrich in WW2 complete with author’s ruminations and wrestling with how to tell the story.

3. Harry Hole series – Jo Nesbo

My big weakness is crime fiction and there are few better at gritty crime thrillers than Jo Nesbo. I devoured 8(!) of the Harry Hole books this year…

Honourable mentions:

Transtlantic – Colum McCann

I love McCann’s ability to weave storylines together.

And The Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini

One I imagine most of you read this year.

What were your top reads of 2013 that i should get on my 2014 bookshelf?

Next up – non-fiction. Which may sprawl into several sub-categories – leadership, biography, theology, ‘other’.