I’m a little late to the game this year with my 2006 reading list, mainly because it’s a woefully short list. It would have been even shorter if I didn’t read books to my daughter and manage at least a short-term return to good habits (exercise).
But there is a little one to look after now. You try reading books with a baby in the house. And I did write a book this year–that counts for something, right?
Enough excuses, on to the list…
1) Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell – Ah, bizarre history mixed with personal anecdotes. Reading doesn’t get much more fun than that. And there is something morbidly fascinating about presidential assassinations. I was hoping for a little more history to go with the bizarre-o stuff, but I guess I’ll have to write that myself.
2) Big Moo edited by Seth Godin – A collection of business and marketing essays from lots of famous folks. But in the interest of not over-inflating any heads, there aren’t any bylines. Which is a little annoying (though you can pick out Tom Peters in a heartbeat). Plus it’s for charity. Bonus. Read the Church Marketing Sucks review.
3) Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Chris Moore – Irreverent doesn’t begin to cover it. It’s also hilarious.
5) The Multi-Site Church Revolution by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon and Warren Bird – All about taking churches beyond the four walls and taking advantage of multiple locations. Full of some great rationale. Read the CMS review.
8) Our House in the Last World by Oscar Hijuellos – Oh, it was nice to read some good fiction.
9) The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis – Then I started reading The Chronicles of Narnia to Lexi. I hadn’t read the whole series myself, so it was fun to finally go through it.
11) The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
14) The Horse and his Boy by C.S. Lewis
15) Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
16) Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton – Required reading for a client, but I enjoyed it. The whole point is that you should focus on your strengths as opposed to trying to improve your weaknesses. The test to determine your strengths was the most interesting part.
17) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling – Had to read it again.
18) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
19) The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
20) The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
21) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli – Another book to read to Lexi. This one took me quite a while to get through (just got busy with other stuff) and I really only finished it last week (shh, don’t tell).