A Year In Books

I’m always in awe of those who read over 50 books a year.
I usually struggle to read 24 — 2 books a month.
However, this year, I read 27. I had hopes to finish a few of those that I have been reading, but alas, I will not get to it.
I also blame that for 3 months, I didn’t finish any books because I was too consumed with finishing mine.

But here’s the list of books I read in 2022 that nobody asked for (ratings are out of 5 stars)

Zero to 80: Innovative Ideas for Planting and Accelerating Church Growth by Olu Brown (2.9 stars)

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (4.8 stars)

Keep Christianity Weird by Michael Frost (4 stars)

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (3.5 stars)

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (3 stars)

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green (4.3 stars)

Telling the Truth by Frederick Buechner (4 stars)

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover (3.4 stars)

Medusa by Jessie Burton (3.5 stars)

Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler (3.9 stars)

Verity by Colleen Hoover (3.9 stars)

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh (4.3 stars)

Take This Bread by Sara Miles (4.5 stars)

Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown (4.5 stars)

The Lord’s Prayer by Adam Hamilton (3 stars)

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green (4 stars)

If We Were Villains by ML Rio (3.9 stars)

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Reid (3 stars)

Say Yes by Scott Erikson (3 stars)

Will by Will Smith (3 stars — this was higher til the Oscars. Everything post oscars, I can’t see Will the same way I did before. But that’s a me-thing)

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab (5 stars)

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (5 stars)

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (4 stars)

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney (4.3 stars)

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (4.7 stars)

The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell (3 stars)

My favorite reads were Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, followed closely by Legendborn. I picked up the second book of the Legendborn and I can’t wait to start that. A special shout out to The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea. I had a really good time reading it and on top of that, the author is Korean. Will always try to support Korean artists and authors.

My favorite church read was Keep Christianity Weird, which we’ll serve as our theme for 2023.

Oh. Currently reading:

Confessions of a Funeral Director; 4D Impact: Smash Barriers Like a Smart Church; The Night Circus…

Do other people pick up a book without finishing the current one — or is that a me-thing as well?

Here’s to all the reading waiting for us in 2023.
Hopefully, one of the books you’ll read next year is When the Saints Go Flying In: Stories about Faith, Life, and Everything in Between which should be out early 2023. That’s the title of my book. Also, keep up with me on IG, FB and, TikTok to get more info on the book (and other shenanigans). Once we get the book release date nailed, I have content ideas on how to promote the book.

I hope you all have a blessed Christmas and a blessed end of the year.

Grace and peace be with you all.

(Please go ahead and ignore all the grammatical errors you encountered.)

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