Favourite Books of 2013

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Books, Favourites | 2 comments

As you are likely to be aware I do read a lot of books and I thought a good way of wrapping up 2013 was to highlight some of my favourites.

Before I do that I thought I’d share some of my reading stats. (I borrowed this idea from Katie Weiland, one of my favourite writing instructors).

Books Read –  93 (2012 – 75)

Fiction to Non-fiction ratio – 27: 66

Paper to ebook ratio –  48: 45

(this surprised me. Majority of the ebooks fall into the non-fiction category)

Top Categories – Christian self-development (23 books), Christian fiction (20), Devotional (12), Secular non-fiction (12), Writing & Marketing (9), Bible commentary (9).

Favourite Christian fiction

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Soul’s Gate by Jim Rubart

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Memory’s Door by Jim Rubart

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Iscariot by Tosca Lee

 

Favourite Christian self-development

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The Utter Relief of Holiness by John Eldredge

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All In by Mark Batterson

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Spirit Hunger by Gari Meacham

 

Devotional

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Jesus Today by Sarah Young

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Jesus Lives by Sarah Young

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The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

 

Secular non-fiction

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The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

 

Bible Commentary

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Deeper Places by Matthew Jacoby

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66 Love Letters by Dr Larry Crabb

 

Writing & Marketing

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The Extroverted Writer by Amanda Luedeke

 

So they’re mine. What were your favourite books of the past year?

2 Comments

  1. The gifts of imperfection. Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are! As soon as I read that the LIGHT JUST GOT BRIGHTER! It’s like GOD giving me confirmations left and right for stepping into me. His messages are EVERYWHERE around me now. SO! AWESOME! But it’s not an easy road this stepping into me. People would think, oh wonderful. You know now and all is well with the world. Nope. In fact…TOUGHER….BUT….the experiences God gave me in 2013 are what I reflect on now to remember, He is right beside me, filling me with His strength.
    Love the titles on these books Ian. I may have to start reading MORE!? I believe 2014 is going to be profound and challenging. Rise and Shine Ian! Prayers from Canada!

    • Joanne – thanks once again. Brene Brown’s book is marvellous. Life changing in fact. I’d encourage everyone to read it.

      Blessings…

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