Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My Reading List

I saw a post on A Light in the Dark a few days back that I really enjoyed. It was Jayne's reading list. She got the idea from Laura Williams's Musings, so consider this full disclosure. Here is my reading list in no particular order. Some of these I plan on reviewing for this site, some of these I just enjoy.

Currently Reading:

1) The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough
2) The Bible. This one is taking some time.

My stack of books includes:

1) An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems by Glenn Beck. You really have to love the title.
2) The Race by Richard North Patterson.
3) John Adams by David McCullough.
4) Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson Series, Book 3) by Patricia Briggs
5) Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell
6) Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies by M. Stanton Evans. I believe this one will generate some really good debates around here.
7) America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I): From the Age of Discovery to a World at War by William "Bill" Bennett. I have read and reviewed Vol II for this site already.
8) The Reagan Diaries Diaries by Ronald Reagan.
9) An assortment of Kathy Reichs Novels.
10) Showdown by Ted Dekker

This is only a partial list. A full list of the books sitting in one corner of my bedroom would be far too embarrassing. If you see anything on here you have any comments on, let me know. If you see something you would really like to see a review on, let me know too.

What's on your list?


Jayne d'Arcy said...

Very heavy duty list. I've actually contemplated the Mercy Thompson series. I'd like to know what you have to say about it. I'd love a review on The Reagan Diaries, too.

Anonymous said...

Great list Andy! Thanks for taking the challenge!


Andy D said...

I really like the Mercy Thompson series. I both of the other Mercy Thompson books, and read the short story that is in the same world, but doesn't involve Mercy. I liked them enough that I expanded out and started reading Patricia Briggs other stuff. With the Mercy Thompson series, she has a little bit of a different take on Werewolves and some of the other "magical" creatures. If I understand the website correctly, she is going to be writing one book a year in the Mercy series, and then an additional book each year from the spin-off in the short story. Go grab the first one and see what you think.

Jayne d'Arcy said...

Sounds interesting, Andy. I'll put the author on my to-read list.