Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Reading List: May-October

Inferno, by Dan Brown

The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood, by Jane Leavy

Decision Points, by George W Bush

The Racketeer, by John Grisham

A Painted House, by John Grisham

The Street Lawyer, by John Grisham

Damascus Countdown, by Joel C Rosenberg

Micro, by Michael Crichton. Crichton’s final novel, published posthumously. Excellent.

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bill Brison

Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson

Killing Kennedy, by Bill O'Reilly

Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, by Chris Matthews

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard. The story of the extraordinary James Garfield, along with the roles inventor Alexander Graham Bell and Doctor Joseph Lister played in trying to save the President.

Falling Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success, by John C Maxwell

My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business, by Dick Van Dyke. Disappointing. Like the title suggests, the former church deacon spent his career making family-friendly performances, only to leave the church because of the wrong-minded opinions of others. He doesn’t have to give credit to God, but instead he goes out of his to instead claim the nebulous concept of love is the over-riding force in the universe.

Both of Us: My Life with Farrah, by Ryan O’Neal. The wealthy actor tries to explain his failures as a partner and father. Sad.

Old School Football and Faith: Played Out on the Flats, by Frank Sexton. Written by the former Georgia Tech end, Second-Ponce de Leon deacon that I have known for years. His story, from birth through college. Who knew Mr. Sexton had a book in him?

The Third Bullet (Bob Lee Swagger #8), by Stephen Hunter

Executive Intent, by Dale Brown

There may have been more - I did a poor job of keeping up.

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