My target I shared in a Facebook post at the start of this year was that I was aiming to read 6 books this year to stretch and develop me. I also said if I could even manage one per month that would give a great total of 12.
Well I've surprised myself by managing to read 12 books which is brilliant especially as I couldn't read very much for 4 months of the year because my kidney disease has impacted my ability to concentrate. I also hit my target of reading through all 21 books of The New Testament.
Need a bigger target for 2013 so am aiming for 20 books + 39 books of The Old Testament.
Now I'm on dialysis I feel a lot better and more able to concentrate which is excellent news.
Below is the list of books I've read this year. All great reads (except for the last two you have to be a techie!)
Why not aim to read one of them yourself this year?
The book that has helped me become more effective with my time is Getting Things Done.
The book that had the biggest emotional impact on me was Tuesdays with Morrie.
The book that I believe will have the most potential to impact my life in the future is 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
1. IT: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It
By Craig Groeschel
2. Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity
By David Allen
3. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
By John C. Maxwell
4. Courageous Leadership
By Bill Hybels
5. Amplified Leadership
By Dan Reiland
6. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
By Mitch Albom
7. StrengthsFinder 2.0
By Tom Rath
8. Please Understand Me II
By David Kiersey
9. TA Today: A New Introduction to Transactional Analysis.
By Vann Joines, Ian Stewart
10. The Me I Want To Be
By John Ortberg
11. Asterisk: The Definitive Guide
By Leif Madsen. Jim Van Meggelen, Russell Bryant
12. Beginning iPhone 3 Development
By David Mark, Jeff LaMarche
Already on the list for 2013
1. Winning with People
By John Maxwell
2. Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-controlled Church Neutered the Gospel
By Tony Campolo, Brian D. McLaren