Now that I’ve shared my five favorite books I read in 2017, I would like to share the five books I’m most looking forward to reading in 2018. I’ll also share with you what I expect from each book and why I’ve chosen these as my best five for 2018.
1. Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
This is actually a follow up read to the Angus Deaton book that I read in 2017 (The Great Escape). Piketty has become somewhat of a celebrity for modern theories on development. I hope to gain a better understanding of modern day global capitalism and what is happening in terms of the rich/poor divide in the world
2. Theories of Development by Richard Peet and Elaine Hart
I approach this book with fear and trembling but a little bit of excitement as well. It is literally a textbook on the history and modern trends in global economic development. It contrasts growth versus development as well as discusses conventional and non-conventional theories of development. I’m probably saving this one for a long plane trip.
3. Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World by Eric Metaxas
I am excited to read Metaxas’ new book. I read (like many of you) his “Bonhoeffer” a few years back and thoroughly enjoyed it. Can’t wait to begin on this one. It may be where I start this year.
4. Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice by David Teems
I am excited to read “Tyndale” as well. I read some stories this past year regarding Tyndale’s life and martyrdom and want to go deeper into his life and faith. I expect to come away challenged and encouraged in my faith.
5. Grant by Ron Chernow
Since Chernow did such a good job with “Alexander Hamilton”, I thought I would give him another shot with Grant. I hope to pick up some good ideas on leadership from this book.
So, what are some of the “best books” you plan to read this year? And why will you read them?