In closing the 2016 reading year, a few lessons come to mind that I’ll take with me into 2017:
- I will read fewer books, and slow down with them, if it means enjoying and comprehending more of what I read.
- I will choose better books rather than more books.
- I will ask for more book recommendations.
I used Tim Challies’ Reading Challenge this year, which was useful in helping me read beyond categories that I would normally read. But, as the adage goes, “Know thyself,” I should’ve predicted that my Type A personality would steal some of the joy of this challenge, in favor of meeting (or beating) my reading goal.
Regardless, 2016 was a year of great books. The titles I’m sharing with you below were my favorites, and they follow the criteria I used in last year’s Reading Favorites article: