In 2011 I read 25 books. A mix of Christian and Fiction. Which looking at the list doesn’t seem much at all… Well I am hoping to improve that this year and read some more books. But first let me tell you my top 5 books (in no particular order) that I read in 2011:
1. The girl with the dragon tattoo – This book is so well written and gripping that I couldn’t put it down. It’s also very gruesome and hard to take at some points. But the story is terrific, with the protagonist being mysterious, disturbing and yet likeable. This is worth a read unless you are very faint hearted.
2. Long way east of Eden – I finally got round to reading this after its been on my shelf for ages! This is one of my favourite Christian books so far because it actually engages with culture and it engages really well with culture that I would happily give this book to a non-Christian friend. I love how Pete Lowman uses so many sources and quotes and string them all together to paint a picture of a society without God and that picture is increasingly becoming our reflection.
3. The Tipping Point – This is a great book about how society has trends and what causes them. It’s about how to make small things catch on and become big. It’s an interesting insight into how society works.
So what shall I read in 2012? Any suggestions?