Again, like yesterday’s list, this one is also subjective.
And also, continuing the tradition from last year, here’s a list of the 11 most enjoyable non-theology books I read this past year (in no particular order):
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman
Fargo Rock City : A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota by Chuck Klosterman
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Arrested Development and Philosophy ed. Kristopher G. Philipps & J. Jeremy Wisnewski
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
And there you have it. Most of these I read over the summer, so you’ve got some great poolside reads on here, which if you live in Florida, you can take advantage of almost any time of year. I would recommend pretty much all of these to everyone, though I should note, Bossypants, Steve Jobs, and the books by Klosterman would be rated R if they were movies. I benefited personally from all of them and thoroughly enjoyed reading them, but if profanity and drug references bother you, you might not like getting into those.
Other than that, feel free to incorporate any of these into your reading lists for next year if they spark your interest.
Monday, I’ll have a post of some books I’m looking forward to getting into in 2012 and then I’ll stop being so aggressive with the list posts.