Here it is, the moment none of you have been waiting for. My complete list of books I read in 2020. In order, they are:
- How the Bible Actually Works – Peter Enns
- Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen – Dan Heath
- Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics – Eugene Cho
- The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities – Patrick Lencioni
- Driving Mr. Yogi: Yogi Berra, Ron Guidry, and Baseball’s Greatest Gift – Harvey Araton
- Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
- Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
- Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
- Relational Intelligence: The People Skills You Need for the Life of Purpose You Want – Dharius Daniels
- The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers – Maxwell King
- The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife – Brad Balukjian
- America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privelege, and the Bridge to a New America – Jim Wallis
- Ghost Boys – Jewell Parker Rhodes
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – Suzanne Collins
- Everything is Spiritual: Who We Are and What We’re Doing Here – Rob Bell
- The Bourne Legacy – Eric Van Lustbader
- The Bourne Betrayal – Eric Van Lustbader
- The Bourne Sanction – Eric Van Lustbader
- Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets – Andy Stanley
The most surprising thing about my list this year is the number of fiction books on here – at least eight depending on what you count. I’ll chalk that up to COVID. There was plenty of reason in this last year to try and disappear into some stories.
There’s a mix of important books and fun books here. I finally read the Hunger Games series, mostly because my daughters were reading them. I also had fun with the Bourne series, although it got repetitive and old and while there are multiple more books in the series I probably won’t read them.
Probably the highlight of the year for me was Rob Bell’s book. I’ve been a long time reader / listener / watcher of Bell and have never missed one of his books. This one hit me at a really specific time and I felt like it was just what I needed in this season. I’ve come back to hit a few times throughout the year.
How about you? What did you read? What should I read in the year to come?
As always, you can find my books and connect with me over on Goodreads. Here’s the same list over there.