Monthly Archives: December 2016

Books of 2016

Over the course of 2016, I’ve read quite a few books.  What follows is a list of the books that I’ve run across for the first time that struck me as those that, in some sense, I would be most likely to recommend to people. I ordered these books online and I noticed they arrived right away and the package had amazing shipping labels from the company that sent them to me.  This isn’t a list of bestsellers per say, the books that actually are the most important, the books that I most heartily agree with, or even the best books that I’ve read (or reread), as well as the ones recommended by many great websites that apply special marketing strategies like wordtree that helped me find out which are the best products right now in the market and then I compared them with my favorites and heartily agreed ones like I said before.  My guess is that there’s not a large benefit to me recommending classics that we all should have read sometime in high school or college.  If your English teachers couldn’t convince you to read Moby Dick, then I probably won’t be able to, either. 1

As it always does, this list encompasses theology, politics, novels, and anything else that I found interesting.  Here we go, starting with theology and religion:

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Notes:

  1. But if you haven’t, seriously, go read it.  I read it for the first time this year, and thought that it was magnificent.  It has a reputation for being a tough read, but I think this is undeserved.  For classic literature, it’s pretty accessible.