My Reading List for 2022

by | Jan 17, 2022 | Reading

Like many of you, I create a reading list for the upcoming year. 

Before sharing my list, I want to remind you that reading is not about accomplishment. It’s not about quantity. As Charles Spurgeon once stated, “Little learning and much pride comes from hasty reading.” I’d rather someone read, learn from, and apply the principles of 3 books rather than skimming 30.

So read to gain knowledge and insight. Read to learn a new skill or refine an existing strength. Read for pleasure and inspiration. Just make sure that whatever you read, you allow those books to benefit both your personal development and also add value to the lives of the people around you. 

With that being said, here is my reading list for 2022…

  1. Concise Theology by J.I. Packer
  2. City of God by St. Augustine
  3. What Christians Really Believe and Why by Stanley Grenz
  4. Pensees by Pascal
  5. A Ready Defense by Josh McDowell
  6. Do You Believe? 12 Historic Doctrines to Change Your Everyday Life by Paul David Tripp
  7. Baby Wise by Gary Ezzo
  8. Cribsheet by Emily Oster
  9. Parenting by Paul David Tripp
  10. The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie
  11. Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley
  12. Talk like Ted by Carmine Gallo
  13. Secrets to Dynamic Communication by Ken Davis
  14. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean
  15. Design for How People Learn by Julie Dirksen
  16. e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark
  17. e-Learning by Design by William Horton
  18. The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien by J.R.R. Tolkien
  19. J.R.R. Tolkien: A Life Inspired by Wyatt North
  20. The Fellowship: The Literary Lives by Carol and Philip Zaleski
  21. A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Loconte
  22. Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
  23. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  24. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  25. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  26. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  27. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  28. Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien
  29. C.S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric, Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath
  30. Aesop’s Fables
  31. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  32. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  33. The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother LawrenceParenting by Paul David Tripp


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What’s your reading list for 2022?

Send me a message and let me know which books you’re looking forward to reading this year (or maybe the books you’ve already read!).


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