Last year was a year of much secular philosophy, mainly due to reading four Ayn Rand books, so this year I thought I would go the other way. I have gotten very interested in Reformed Theology recently, so I plan on working through a few books on that including the original Institutes of Christianity by John Calvin.
Here is my current list, in no particular order. A few of these I have already started, and I am sure more will be added as the year goes on.
- The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
- In Depth Study of Romans
- For some reason, Romans has come to me from a lot of angles the past 6 months, starting with an unexpected, long theological conversation I had with a Catholic Priest at Gatwick airport. Since that time, it continues to work its way to me one way or another…
- Have not picked one out yet, but I’m looking at this one.
- ESV Study Bible
- I picked this up as a Christmas present for myself, and would like to work through it all, but I will probably go for a 2 year plan on this rather than the one year — my reading list for this year is already pretty substantial
- The Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin
- Reformed21 is doing a year long blog study on this, but my book won’t get here until 1/16! 😦
- My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers
- This is a daily devotional type book so I probably won’t read it all this year, but I would like to get it at some point and have it around.
- CCIE Security book
- Need to pass CCIE Security written by 7/1!
- Chi Running. Danny Dreyer.
- A book on running form, hopefully to continue to work on my knee issues. I have been running more and have not felt the knee too much.
- What is Reformed Theology, RC Sproul
- I am already 1/2 way through this — excellent so far!
- Yoga Anatomy
- Leading with a Limp
- The Screwtape Letters
- I’ve already read this, but I’d like to read with Kelly
- The Tale of Despereaux
- I think I need more fiction! This was a great movie…
- In Cold Blood, Truman Capote.
- After watching Capote a few weeks ago, I definitely want to read these.
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Capote.
- Ditto above…
I think this is a fairly balanced list (workout/athletic, Bible + Bible Study, Biblical based fiction, “fun” fiction), though it is a little short on fiction and is unfortunately missing a “classic” — along the lines of the the books listed in “100 Must Read Books List.” I normally do try to read one or two of those a year. Hopefully I can fit one in, but right now this list is daunting enough!