I think this is the most books I have ever read in a single year. I haven’t always kept track, but I’m glad I am keeping a list of the books I have read. I look back on this list and think, I can’t believe it was less than a year since I read that book! I am in a completely different place now than I was then. It seems like a lifetime ago.

And that’s the beauty of books. Once you read them, you can’t unread them. They are with you. You may not remember much from them, but they become a part of you. They are resources you can draw from, memories you can reflect on, and adventures you can relive.

I came across a quote in A Dance with Dragons, by George R.R. Martin, recently that has become one of my favorites:

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. A man who never reads lives only one.

  1. Jesus: A Theography, by Len Sweet and Frank Viola
  2. Whispers, by Dean Koontz
  3. Wild at Heart, by John Eldredge
  4. Pirate Latitudes, by Michael Crichton
  5. Watchers, by Dean Koontz
  6. Pilgrim Heart, by Darryl Tippens
  7. Pathfinder, by Orson Scott Card
  8. Ruins, by Orson Scott Card
  9. Magic Kingdom for Sale – Sold!, by Terry Brooks
  10. The Black Unicorn, by Terry Brooks
  11. After You Believe, by N.T. Wright
  12. A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin
  13. Prey, by Michael Crichton
  14. A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin
  15. Where Is God When It Hurts?, by Philip Yancey
  16. Scarred Faith, by Josh Ross
  17. The Hole in Our Gospel, by Richard Stearns
  18. A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin
  19. Just Like Jesus, by Max Lucado
  20. The Door to December, by Dean Koontz
  21. Ender in Exile, by Orson Scott Card
  22. From Eternity to Here, by Frank Viola
  23. Airframe, by Michael Crichton
  24. A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin
  25. Breathless, by Dean Koontz
  26. The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
  27. A Dance with Dragons, by George R.R. Martin
  28. The Sea of Monsters, by Rick Riordan
  29. They Smell Like Sheep, by Lynn Anderson