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I love to read. My goal each year is to read at least 30 books. This year I read 36 books. I am pleased.
When I read, I read. I don’t do audio books. I also don’t read off a kindle or any device. I’m old school. When I read a book, I actually read the actual book.
My reading tastes are somewhat eclectic. The subjects I tend to focus to most on are baseball, history, leadership/motivation, and spirituality. I also usually read a few novels along the way.
What follows are the books that I most enjoyed in 2020. (Not all are about baseball.) These are presented in the order in which I read them.
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I was so thrilled to read this wonderful review for my novel, “Scattering the Ashes.”
PUBLISHED BY WIPF & STOCK!
Thank everyone who believed in me, and God, of course, for helping make this step in my dreams come true.
(No other words are necessary.)
At the end of December, I always look back and review the books I read over the past year. I have been keeping track of the books I have read since 1989. Keeping these lists has been wonderful for it allows me to look back over the many books I have read in my adult life. Through this exercise I get to remember great passages, great themes, and great ideas. When I look back, I also remember the titles and authors I have particularly enjoyed which often brings me back to read those same books again. I love reading and believe that our lives are infinitely richer through the books we read.
Here is a list of the best books that I read in 2018 with a short summary of each. (Quick note – not all of the books listed below are pictured in the graphic.)
MY FAVORITE BOOKS 2018
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I love to read.
Each year I keep track of all of the books that I read. My minimum goal is to read 24 books each year – or two per month. I was pleased that in 2017, I was able to exceed that goal by reading a grand total of 34 books. For a guy as active and busy as I am, that’s pretty good. I also don’t count my own books in that total. Any writer can share that they read their own drafts countless times as they write, revise, edit, again and again.
Now that 2017 is coming to a close, I’ll share the books I enjoyed the most this year with a quick note about each. This isn’t the complete list of the books I read, but the ones that struck me, for varied reasons, as the ones I enjoyed the most.
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