A Guest Post by Bob Hostetler
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, of course, I mean the annual celebration of our Lord’s nativity, which is rich with meaning and blessing for me and my family. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas.
But there’s something else that makes this time of year wonderful to me: the joyful preparation of a reading plan for the coming year, which I do every year in late December and early January. That plan becomes something like a syllabus that will allow me to derive maximum variety and benefit from my reading throughout the course of a year. My annual reading plan always includes:
- a minimum of one biography;
- at least one memoir;
- a healthy dose of at least four classics (e.g., Pascal, Dostoyevsky, Shakespeare, etc.).
- at least one history book;
- several writing books;
- at least two books by authors I’ve never…
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