What Are You Reading?
As this post goes live, it’s the Tuesday after Easter. Which means two things:
- Those of us in ministry are still huddled in the fetal position in a dark corner, whimpering incoherently and blindly groping for our coffee mug.
- Summer book reading lists are just around the corner.
Okay, so the Tuesday after Easter doesn’t automatically mean that summer book reading lists are just around the corner, but my Amazon one-click ordering finger is getting jittery. I’ve been thinking about my list for a few weeks now, and now I need you to think about it too.
While I’m a year-round reader, I try to roll into the Memorial Day to Labor Day window with an intentional plan. Shortly before Memorial Day, I usually post the list of books I plan to tackle, along with books I recommend for your own beach bag.
This year, I want to hear from you: what are the books you recommend?
- Is there a clear winner that you read in the last year? Is there a book that you find yourself going back to again and again?
- Is there a book you’ve pre-ordered that hasn’t yet been publicly released, but I should have it on my radar?
- The usual genres are welcome: guest services, volunteer culture, leadership development, ministry growth, spiritual growth. But don’t snooze on history, biographies, and fiction. I love those too.
Give me your list in the comments below, or send ’em to me via electronic mail. I’m also sourcing ideas over on the socials: Twitter and Facebook are the places to talk.
So what are you reading?
Hi Danny! I just finished reading The Traveler’s Gift. It’s an older book, but really powerful. It’s one that I have bought copies to give to my clients. John Maxwell has a new book that just released, The 16 undeniable Laws of Communication. Ed Mylett’s The Power of One More is a must read as well. I could give you a whole list, but these three stand out the most to me that you may enjoy. Have a great week!
These look great, Robin!
Following hard on the heels of your always-amazing April Fools Day post, I eagerly look forward to this one every year as well! With much angst for only listing five mostly new books, here goes: “Awaken Your Genius,” Ozan Varol; “A Man Called Ove,” Fredrik Backman; “Lead With Hospitality,” Taylor Scott; “Sharing Jesus Online,” John Harris; and “The Story of Disney: 100 Years of Wonder,” John Baxter. Looking forward to seeing your choices for summer reading!
I knew I could count on my ol’ faithful fellow book nerd!