2016 Reading Challenge April Update

May 1, 2016 — Leave a comment


Around this time last month, I posted my March Update as part of Tim Challies Reading Challenge. Reading was down slightly this past month, as was blogging (to say the least). Rather than spring training games, it was a week in California that through everything off, but boy was it worth it (still hanging in there with Mad Men too, just started season 6). I decided to not really annotated the list this month. Believe it or not, the truncated list is kind of a pain to add new reads to, so I’m back to the full list of books. The benefit is that it saves me time and now you can see what kinds of books I might read in the coming months.

Here’s the April reads:

Here’s the whole list, in case you’re curious (and even if you’re not):



  • ☐ A book written by a Puritan
  • ☐ A book recommended by a family member
  • ☐ A book by or about a missionary
  • ☐ A novel that won the Pulitzer Prize
  • ☒ A book written by an Anglican (Paul and The Trinity)
  • ☐ A book with at least 400 pages
  • ☐ A book by C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien
  • ☐ A book that has a fruit of the Spirit in the title
  • ☐ A book with a great cover
  • ☐ A book on the current New York Times list of bestsellers
  • ☐ A book about church history
  • ☒ A graphic novel (Watchmen)
  • ☐ A book of poetry


  • ☐ A book from a theological viewpoint you disagree with
  • ☐ A book written by an author with initials in their name
  • ☐ A book that won a ECPA Christian Book Award
  • ☒ A book about worldview (The Experience of God)
  • ☐ A play by William Shakespeare
  • ☒ A humorous book (This is Awkward)
  • ☐ A book based on a true story
  • ☐ A book written by Jane Austen
  • ☐ A book by or about Martin Luther
  • ☐ A book with 100 pages or less
  • ☐ A book with a one-word title
  • ☒ A book about money or finance (The God Ask)
  • ☐ A novel set in a country that is not your own
  • ☐ A book about music
  • ☒ A memoir (The Pastor: A Memoir)
  • ☒ A book about joy or happiness (Happiness)
  • ☐ A book by a female author
  • ☒ A book whose title comes from a Bible verse (Eat This Book)
  • ☐ A book you have started but never finished
  • ☒ A self-improvement book (Nudge)
  • ☐ A book by David McCullough
  • ☒ A book you own but have never read (The Work of Christ (Contours in Christian Theology))
  • ☐ A book about abortion
  • ☐ A book targeted at the other gender
  • ☐ A book by a speaker at a conference you have attended
  • ☐ A book written by someone of a different ethnicity than you


(image via challies)


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I’m an avid reader, musician, and high school Bible teacher living in central Florida. I have many paperback books and our house smells of rich glade air freshners. If you want to know more, then let’s connect!

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