Just for my record keeping purposes…

Books I Read In 2012

  • Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, by Mark Yarm
  • What Would Steve Jobs Do: How the Steve Jobs Way Can Inspire Anyone to Think Differently and Win, by Peter Sander
  • 11/22/63: A Novel, by Stephen King
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers (2012), by Richard N. Bolles
  • Imperfect Birds: A Novel, by Anne Lamott
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel, by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Leftovers: A Novel, by Tom Perrotta
  • The Fault In Our Stars: A Novel, by John Green
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Fall Back Plan: A Novel, by Leigh Stein
  • Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (Oxford History of the United States), by David M. Kennedy
  • The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career, by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha
  • The Night Swimmer: A Novel, by Matt Bondurant
  • From The Memiors of A Non-Enemy Combatant: A Novel, by Alex Gilvarry
  • Just Kids, by Patti Smith
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), by Mindy Kaling
  • My Seinfeld Year (a Kindle Single eBook), by Fred Stoller
  • The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church, by Alan Hirsch and Tim Cachim
  • The Hunger Games (Book 1 in the Hunger Games trilogy), by Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire (Book 2 in the Hunger Games trilogy), by Suzanne Collins
  • Mockingjay (Book 3 in the Hunger Games trilogy), by Suzanne Collins
  • And: The Gathered and Scattered Church, by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay
  • Sacrilege: Finding Life in the Unorthodox Ways of Jesus, by Hugh Halter
  • Zen in the Art of Writing, by Ray Bradbury
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott (annual read)
  • The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, by Stephen Pressfield (annual read)
  • Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure, by James Scott Bell
  • Save the Cat: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need, by Blake Snyder
  • Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone (with Steve Miller and Henry Rollins), edited by John Cafiero
  • Hot Pink (Short Story Compilation), by Adam Levin
  • I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution, by Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum
  • Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love, by Mark Scandrette
  • The Verge: A Journey Into the Apostolic Future of the Church (Exponential Series), by Alan Hirsch and Dave Ferguson
  • Pearl Jam: Twenty, by Pearl Jam, Jonathan Cohen, Mark Wilkerson and Regan Hagar
  • Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, by Ross Douthat
  • High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time, by Tim Wendel
  • Home: A Novel, by Toni Morrison
  • Farther Away: Essays, by Jonathan Franzen
  • The Upstart Guide to Owning and Managing a Bar or Tavern, by Roy S. Alonzo
  • The Subversive Kingdom: Living as Agents of Gospel Transformation, by Ed Stetzer
  • You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One), by Jeff Goins
  • The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Community Centers, Beauty Parlors, General Stores, Bars, Hangouts, and How They Get You Through The Day, by Ray Oldenburg
  • The Financial Lives of The Poets: A Novel, by Jess Walter
  • The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine, by Somaly Mam
  • Adventures in Churchland: Finding Jesus in the Mess of Organized Religion, by Dan Kimball
  • The Missional Entrepreneur: Principles and Practices for Business as Mission, by Mark L. Russell
  • Beer Is Proof God Loves Us: Reaching for the Soul of Beer and Brewing, by Charles W. Banforth
  • The Reign of the Servant Kings: A Study of Eternal Security and the Final Significance of Man, by Joseph C. Dillow
  • How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels, by N.T. Wright
  • The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited, by Scot McKnight
  • Launching Missional Communities: A Field Guide, by Mike Breen and Alex Absalom
  • When Helping Hurts: How To Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself, by Steve Corbett adn Brian Fikkert
  • The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church, by Reggie McNeal
  • This Is How You Lose Her, by Junot Diaz
  • Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series) by Reggie McNeal
  • Telegraph Avenue: A Novel, by Michael Chabon
  • Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, by Anne Lamott
  • In Between Days: A Novel, by Andrew Porter
  • The Yellow Birds: A Novel, by Kevin Powers
  • Gone Girl: A Novel, by Gillian Flynn

Movies I Saw in 2012

  • Young Adult (2011)
  • New Year’s Eve (2011)
  • We Bought A Zoo (2011)
  • Contraband
  • One For The Money
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
  • Tree of Life (2011)
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • The Grey
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Carnage (2011)
  • Chronicle
  • Haywire
  • Hugo (2011)
  • Safe House
  • This Means War
  • Wanderlust
  • Act of Valor
  • Project X
  • 21 Jump Street
  • The Hunger Games
  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home
  • John Carter
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Friends With Kids
  • L!fe Happens
  • Blue Like Jazz
  • The Five-Year Engagement
  • The Avengers
  • The Dictator
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Shemel
  • Brave
  • Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • Lola Versus
  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Ted
  • People Like Us
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Total Recall
  • Ruby Sparks
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • Premium Rush
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • Celeste and Jesse Forever
  • The Words
  • For A Good Time, Call
  • The Campaign
  • Hope Springs
  • Trouble With the Curve
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Looper
  • Won’t Back Down
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Argo
  • Fun Size
  • Chasing Mavericks
  • Flight
  • Skyfall
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Life of Pi
  • Jack Reacher
  • This is 40

Music I Purchased in 2012

  • Public Image Ltd., Album
  • Public Image Ltd., This Is What You Wanted…This Is What You Get
  • Blunderbuss, Jack White
  • Little Red Boots, Lindi Ortega
  • What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, Regina Spektor
  • Oceania, Smashing Pumpkins
  • Little Broken Hearts, Norah Jones
  • Primary Colours, Eddy Current Suppression Ring
  • Endgame, Rise Against
  • Cigarettes & Truckstops, Lindi Ortega

Sorry to bother you…