Now that we’re in a new year, one of the most important things set before me is the need for a new reading list.
I love this activity. It helps contribute to the sense of anticipation of a new season.
So here’s what I’m thinking about for this first stretch of the year:
- Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty by Charles Leerhsen
- Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor
- Saying No to Say Yes: Everyday Boundaries and Pastoral Excellence by David C. Olsen
- One Life by Megan Rapinoe
- Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee by Shannon Lee
- Zen in the Martial Arts by Joe Hyams
- Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
- Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
- Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge by Mark Yarm
- Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
These first few months will be heavier on spirituality and psychology, with a minimal amount of fiction. In part, that’s by design given my word for 2022. But it also signals my lack of awareness of good novels right now. I’ll look into that before summer.
What books are you planning to kick off the new year with?
Here are a few recommendations.