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