Into the Book


Happy New Year! Here’s hoping you had a great 2016 and for a greater 2017 ahead! Last year, a couple of us here at ItB tackled Tim Challies’ reading challenge — my own personal goal was to finish 26 books in 2016, along a specific list of categories. If you’re interested in doing a reading challenge for 2017, read on:

So, in 2016 I read 25 books total, about 15 of them from the list of recommended categories. I had several books that didn’t fit into any spot on the list, so those brought up the rear. For 2017, my goal is to read as many books as I read in 2016, plus one. I’m not going to attempt a specific list this year, but only try to increase my reading by a book.

Here are some of the books I’m excited to read (or finish) in 2017:

  • Conscience by Andy Naselli
  • Restoring At-Risk Communities by John M. Perkins
  • Confessions by Augustine
  • The Idiot by Fyodr Dostoevsky
  • Notes from the Underground by Fyodr Dostoevsky
  • Demons by Fyodr Dostoevsky
  • Do More Better by Tim Challies
  • What are you hoping to read in 2017? Let us know in the comments below.


Published on 5 January, 2017. Last updated on

1 Comment

  1. Jesse Rice

    Looks like the year of Dostoevsky. I’m also hoping to read Demons this year, and I’m about halfway through Notes from the Underground for the second time. A tip: don’t read Notes if you are feeling a bit down. I made the mistake of reading it while having a cold and it is really depressing. Fascinating and marvelous, but very depressing. I’m excited to hear what you think of both Notes and The Idiot.

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