2012 Unfinished Book List

So, it’s time to come clean. A few weeks ago I published a nice post about how exciting it is to finish a book and then listed all the books that I had started and finished in 2012. But as Susan Boyle so eloquently put it, “That’s just the one side of me!” Something like that. So I decided to type up the list of books that I started, loved for a time, and put down for something else (see, Necessary Endingsif you have trouble letting go of a good book for a better one).

As I compiled the list, I realized that for some reason it’s a way more eclectic list than the list of finished books. There is some psychology, some horror sprinkled in, more short stories, and some really amazing history. I guess I didn’t finish these books because I’m getting “practical” and growing up. Or maybe I just enjoy books with more applicable wisdom at this crazy stage of life. Either way, I’m still planning to keep these unfinished books. Some I’ll finish later and others I’ll reference from time to time. In no particular order, the 2012 rejects:

On Writing Well, William Zinsser

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types, Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson

The Human Side of Human Beings: The theory of re-evaluation counseling, Harvey Jackins

Silver boxes: The gift of encouragement, Florence Littauer

Everything’s Eventual, Stephen King

The Fantastic Book of Everybody’s Secrets, Sophie Hannah


Letters to a Young Poet, Ranier Maria Rilka

The History of White People, Nell Irvin Painter

Cultivate: Forming the Emerging Generation Through Life-on-life Mentoring, Jeff Myers

A Guide for Listening and Inner-Healing Prayer: Meeting God in the Broken Places, Rusty Rustenback

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