My 6 Favorite Reads of 2021

A lot has changed since 2016, but one reliable constant throughout these tumultuous times has been my end-of-the-year reading recap. Those who have been around for awhile now may remember how this works. As I look back on the books I’ve spent time with since the start of the year, I set aside the six... Continue Reading →

My 6 Favorite Reads of 2020

It's that time of year again. Time to look back and reflect on the books that I most enjoyed reading. And during this most discouraging of years, I'm perhaps more grateful than ever for the sanity-restoring diversion of getting lost in a book.

My 6 Favorite Reads of 2019

The year's nearly over, and in retrospect one of my many failures during 2019 has been keeping this humble little website updated with fresh content. (Four posts in the span of twelve months isn't exactly prolific.) But I refuse to let my negligence kill off one of my favorite annual traditions: sharing the books I... Continue Reading →

My 6 Favorite Reads of 2018

Everyone has a different way of reflecting on their year. Goals met, weight lost, places visited, friends made—all that’s well and good. But I prefer to do my reflecting by looking back on what I’ve read. That probably makes me a bit of a nerd. But I gave up on caring about that long ago.... Continue Reading →

My 6 Favorite Reads of 2017

Each year, I give myself a reading goal and work hard to meet it. Not because I want to be legalistic and bind myself to some arbitrary bar of achievement. But because I find that a steady, disciplined commitment to spending time in the company of books can often lead to an unexpected array of... Continue Reading →

My 6 Favorite Reads of 2016

I like to read books. And although I'm in a profession where reading is somewhat of a requirement (beware the preacher who doesn't read!), I would be lying if I said that I didn't find a good deal of sheer pleasure in taking up a book and working through its pages. Yes, I read so that I... Continue Reading →

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