2016 Books

One of my goals this year is to read a book a week. The best way for me to keep accountable is to write about them here.

Most of the books should deal with my journey as a ManHusbandDad in some way, though there may be a diversion or two – which also count as part of my journey: All work and no play make ManHusbandDad a dull guy!

My goal, specifically, is to have at least half of the books being oriented toward improving my spiritual life.

I will try to be as thorough as possible about each book, starting with how I came across it and ending with who I think it might be best for.

I’m going to list my books as I read them on the left, with a link to the review of the book. On the right I will list the books I want to read this year.

I am open to suggestions in the comments below!

Some of my books that I will be adding to this year...

If you are looking for books I recommend that I have already read, go to the general recommended books section. That list will grow as I add them...there's just so many, as you can see by the shelves!


Books I'm reading

Book # | Title with link by Author

My Review/Commentary | Completion Date


Book 1 | Sick Societies - Challenging the Myth of Primitive Harmony by Robert B. Edgerton

 My review & commentary | Completed 13 January 2016

Book 2 | Saying Yes - Discovering and Responding to God's WIll in Your Life by Albert Haase, OFM

My review & commentary | Completed 18 January 2016

Book 3 | Mission of the Family by Jon Leonetti

Book 4 | Triumph - The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church by H.W. Crocker, III

Book 5 | 100 Deadly Skills by Clint Emerson

Books that are taking longer than a week

The Age of Federalism: The Early American Republic, 1788-1800 by Stanley Elkins & Eric McKitrick

I have read this book before. It's a fascinating political history. Not for the casual reader!

Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly

This is a forty day program and coincides with Dynamic Catholic's Best Lent Ever program.