I long for the day when I can Oprahfy the literary world.  I love to read, and I love to recommend my favorite reads to other people.

Oh sure, some people read a lot more than I do.  J.D. has been known to read the complete works of Friedrich Nietzsche while watching a single episode of Saved by the Bell.  I heard an interview with Nelson Searcy a few weeks back that said he had already read 240+ books this year.  Nerd.

But still…I dig reading.  So here’s my top five picks of books I read this year, and I’d recommend you read them, too.