Are you going to read that?
In this WEDNESDAY REVIEW, I am skipping my thoughts on an actual book to review our book-buying habits and make a goal to read more.
Our personal library is busting at the seams but, like an addict, we can’t stop buying books. I have found the addiction only grows proportionate to the number of hobbies and interests you have. If you could just pick one subject and stick with it, I don’t think there would be much of a problem. But variety is the spice of life, right?
Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor”
– William Cowper, English Poet
As you should be able to tell from the different categories on this site and the various topics we share, my family and I are interested in homesteading and farming books, design and marketing books, craft books and cookbooks, health and fitness books, funny books, books for kids and … And, that’s just scratching the service.
Alas, I first should mention the Bible. I am trying to set a goal to read this bestseller every day. It shouldn’t be a question, really, but I often neglect this most basic need. If there could be only one book, I would say the Bible would have to be it. And on top of that, there are a lot of great pastors and other Christian authors that keep putting out quality material. Right now I am in the middle of Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan. I’m committed to finishing this before moving on.
Then, here is a list of ready-to-read books sitting on my bookshelf:
- Quitter by Jon Acuff
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
- Rework by Jason Fried
- Branded Nation: The Marketing of Megachurch, College Inc., and Museumworld by James B. Twitchell
- Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer by Tim Stark
- Stuffed: An Insider’s Look at Who’s (Really) Making America Fat and How the Food Industry Can Fix It by Hank Cardello
- Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki
- Shift: How to Reinvent Your Business, Your Career, and Your Personal Brand by Peter Arnell
- And the list could go on…
And here are a few suggestions from our library … But oh do we need to add more!
What great books are missing from my list? What should I
buy read next?