I Resolve to Read

Fellow blog readers,

As a part of my 2012 New Years resolutions, and because I expect many a solo evening while living in Africa, I resolve to read more.

I was blessed to be given a Kindle for Christmas, and now I am ready to fill it up with e-books of any and every genre.

Here’s the issue, there are too many good books to read. Because of this, I am kindly requesting that you comment with your top 3 ‘Must Read’ books. These can be books that you chose to read for pleasure, read in high school because your English teacher forced them upon you, read with your book club, read because some celebrity recommended them, or read because you wanted to learn how to basket weave. I’m open to it all!

Here’s a portion of the list I’ve got going thus far:

  1. Unbroken by Hillenbrand
  2. Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury
  3. Any and all C.S. Lewis

Can’t wait to hear your recommendations!

8 thoughts on “I Resolve to Read

  1. Lauren Rimkus

    I wouldn’t say “top three” cos I feel so much pressure with that, but what comes to mind right now is…

    A Thousand Splendid Suns
    ANYTHING by David Sedaris
    The Glass Castle
    No Man Is An Island
    The Color of Water
    Do It Anyway
    The Good Body

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  2. Amy

    So many blessings sent from me to you on this new & exciting journey!

    Top 3 is so hard but here we go:

    Anna Karenina
    The Great Divorce
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

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  3. Jessica

    Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
    Finding God in Unexpected Places by Philip Yancey
    A Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers

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  4. Danielle Faust

    Life Together by Bonhoeffer
    Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist
    Radical by David Platt
    Our Greatest Gift by Henri Nouwen

    Oh, and I agree with Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    : )

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  5. Jeremy Fackenthal

    The World to Come, by Dara Horn
    Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
    and ditto Life Together, by Bonhoeffer
    (and the David Sedaris suggestion…so disturbingly funny)

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  6. Hannah

    Have you read the Mark of The Lion series by Francine Rivers? Cause if not, I’d suggest that. I’d also second the suggestions of Redeeming Love and anything C.S. Lewis. Also, Life of the Beloved by Henri Nowen. 🙂

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