Favorite Books & Authors

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Books! Glorious Books! 

To know the minds of others, read what they’re reading.

 

My favorite books of all time (that were written by others):
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
The Alchemist  and The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
War and Remembrance and The Winds of War by Herman Wouk
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

Currently, I’m reading:
*Parliament of Whores by P.J. O’Rourke
*The Bible (I’m 3/4 through)
*Good Prose: The Art of Non-Fiction  by Richard Todd and Tracy Kidder
and this just arrived: Crossing the Line by Alvin Kernan

Read in 2014:
*The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (recommended by my Sunday School class)
*Dozens of children’s books that haven’t listed but should. Some are research, some I read to my nephew, and all are fascinating.

Read in 2013:
My 2013 completed list is comprised mostly of books given or referred to me. (While I don’t think of myself as well-read, I love reading and do it as often as I can.) Feel free to message me a favorite title and I’ll pick it up.

Of all the great books out there, these are the ones that crossed my path in 2013. I recommend all of them:

Dune by Frank Herbert

Daughter of the Sword: A Novel of the Fated Blades by Steve Bein

Woman in Berlin, author unknown

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl

The Witch of Portobello, Paolo Coelho

A Bat in the Belfry, Sarah Graves (I love this “Home Repair is Homicide” series by Sarah Graves. I absolutely consume these books!)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, and The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

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  1. Parliament of Whores is one of my favorite books, and probalbly my favorite ‘politacal’ book. Naomi Klein, Matt Taibbi, and Glenn Greenwald books being close behind. The owner of Sonte’s is good people, IMO and FWIW.

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