12 Books to Read in 2016

Posted on Jan 1 2016 - 3:14pm by jennynweston

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I love to read. That being said, I typically haven’t made much time for reading lately. Either I spend so much time reading to my kids I don’t get around to it myself, or I’m too wiped out by the time I get to bed. I do believe, however, that reading good books challenges us, grows us, and refreshes us.

A good fiction book is my favorite. I happen to agree with author J.K. Rowling who said, “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” I have several fiction books on my wish list. However, in an effort to live more intentionally, I plan to read the following books this year as well (there are twelve…one per month). I hope you’ll join me!

Spiritual Development

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
by Tim Keller


Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer
by Priscilla Shirer


 Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity
by Jen Hatmaker


Personal Development

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen Covey


Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
by Brian Tracy


Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
by Sue Johnson


Red-Hot Monogamy: Making Your Marriage Sizzle
by Bill Farrel



Raising Kingdom Kids (Giving Your Child a Living Faith)
by Tony Evans


Intentional Parenting: Autopilot Is for Planes
by Sissy Goff


Every Child Can Succeed
by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias


The Question, Teaching Your Child the Essentials of Classical Education
by Leigh Bortins

Well That Looks Interesting…

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
by Sherry Turkle

As the ever inspirational Dr. Seuss tells us, “The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” So travel with me this year, challenge yourself, whether with this book list or your own. I think you’ll be glad you did.

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  1. Amanda January 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Eat That Frog! Definitely needs to be on my list this year, I’m a queen of procrastinating.

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