Friday, December 26, 2014

Fall Winter Reading List

Boone, A Biography, by Robert Morgan. While Daniel Boone was every bit the explorer, frontiersman, and hunter that you learned in school, his weaknesses in dotting the I’s and crossing the t’s provided setbacks throughout his life. Ran in the same circles as Abraham Lincoln’s ancestors. Discovered the Cumberland Gap and was one of the first to settle in fertile Kentucky but had to move to Missouri to escape lawsuits due to unfiled land claims surveyed by Boone.
Sycamore Row, by John Grisham. Second novel featuring small town lawyer Jake Brigance and his friends.
Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain. Detailed but interesting. Explains and affirms much about the way I am wired.
Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World, by Evan Thomas
American Assassin, by Vince Flynn
The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century, by Scott Miller

The Apostle, by Brad Thor. Another thriller in the Scot Harvath series.
Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign, by Earl J Hess. So detailed that I had to quit reading, though the descriptions of the places around Cobb County were interesting.
Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography, by Rob Lowe.
Then Again, by Diane Keaton. I like to read books written by stars like Lowe and Keaton to learn about their journey and to see how God fits in their life. Despite growing up in the church, Keaton went out of her way to distance herself from God. Disappointing.

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