In case you didn’t know, I’m pretty passionate about planning my reading (and I think you should be too). Check out the post below for more resources on planning your reading.

5 Reasons to Plan Your Reading in 2017—Plus: A Reading Strategy That Will Help You Read More and Better Books

Here’s my list for the year. It’s not set in stone, and I may not read them all in 2017, but hey, it doesn’t hurt to dream.

Wise Blood by Flannery O’Conner

Jayber Crow by Wendell Barry

The Course of Love by Alain de Botton

Ready Player One by Ernest cline

Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy

Watchmen by Alan Moore

Silence by Shusaku Endo

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy by John Piper

Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical by Tim Keller

Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides by Scott Sauls

Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel by Russell Moore

The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis

Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life by C.S. Lewis

Confessions by St. Augustine

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

John Adams by David McCullough

Creativity Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull

Tribes by Seth Godin

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Brains on Fire by Various Authors

The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield

On Writing by Stephen King

Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder


Resources for Creating Your Own Reading List

Need help coming up with your own reading list? Allow me to give you a few ideas:

5 Reasons to Plan Your Reading in 2017—Plus: A Reading Strategy That Will Help You Read More and Better Books

My Favorite Books of All Time (including fiction, nonfiction, and Christian)

The Best Books I Read in 2016

The Best Books I Read in 2015


TIME Magazine’s Greatest Novels of All Time


The Gospel Coalition’s Hubworthy Page (see what books have most influenced Tim Keller, Matt Chandler, Russell Moore, Melissa Kruger, and more)


The Personal MBA’s list of 99 Best Business Books

Michael Hyatt’s list of The 37 Best Business Books He’s Ever Read

Nonfiction Miscellaneous

The New York Times’ List of Best Nonfiction Books of All Time


NPR’s Book Concierge