Books I Read in 2011: Some might just be perfect for you!

by mike on December 30, 2011

As I look back on 2011, I think about all the amazing books I read and how I have learned from each and every one of them. I wanted to share some of them with you. I say “some of them” because I am sure I am missing a few. I challenge you to read the ones that are appropriate to your life. Reading is one of the best, least expensive ways to continue to grow in your knowledge.

Parenting Books I Read:

I tend to cycle through parenting books.  It is one of the jobs I take the most serious in life, so I want to constantly remind myself of my duties.  A little obsessive maybe, but I really do enjoy these books and I have no doubt that they make me a better father to my three girls:

Bringing up Girls by Dr. James Dobson
Daddy Dates by Greg Wright
Have A New Kid By Friday by Kevin Leman
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Dr. Meg Meeker

Marriage Books I Read:

Mandy and I read these books and then discuss them on the podcast.  It is a subject I am extremely passionate about and love to soak up all the information I can on growing a strong marriage.

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Stripped Down by Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo
The First Five Years of Marriage by Phillip Swihart and Wilford Wooten

Smart Couples Finish Rich by David Bach

Miscellaneous Books I Read:

Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen Covey
In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy

Business Books:

Lynchpin: Are You Indispensable by Seth Godin

Book Yourself Solid
by Michael Port

Let me know in the comments what books you read this year!

  • Jonathan White

    Mike, I have on my list or have ready pretty much every single book on your list. There is some quality material in those books. I agree that reading is one of the best ways to grow your knowledge. It is amazing how much more you grow by turning off the TV and reading a good book instead!

  • Mike

     There IS some quality material in there!  As far as turning off the TV, that is so true.  I have to admit that I still have some favorite shows I have to see.  Tivo makes it much more efficient though as you can fast forward through the commercials!

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