Reading Rainbow: Part VII

Ha! You thought I forgot! Alas, you are wrong. As has been the tradition for the past several years, this is the list of books I read during the last 12 months. As always, I would love to hear your recommendations for books to read in the coming year. Of course, I may not love to read your recommendations, but I would love for you to make them. Almost half of the books I read this year were some type of recommendation. About eight or nine of them were solid. A couple were okay. Probably four of them were among the worst books I’ve ever read. I’ll let you guess which ones are the stinkers. Seriously, I would love for you to guess.

Soooooooo, here are the reads from the past year.

Here are links to my read list from previous years:

Reading Rainbow: Part VI (2013-2014)
Reading Rainbow: Part V
(2012-2013)
Reading Rainbow: Part IV
 (2011-2012)
Reading Rainbow: Part III
 (2010-2011)
Reading Rainbow: Part II (2009-2010)
Reading Rainbow: Part I  (2008-2009)

Reading Rainbow VI

Well, I did it! I went more than a year without posting anything. The reason for my inexcusable slothfulness can be explored another time. For now, it’s time to post the sixth annual list of books I read during the past year. As usual, I read some very good books and I also read some incredible stinkers. I will leave it up to you to decide which are which.

I welcome feedback about by choice of books, as well as recommendations for books to read. As always, links to previous lists can be found at the bottom of this post. It seems we’re be struck with much ado, so without further ado, here’s the list:

Reading Rainbow: Part V (2012-2013)
Reading Rainbow: Part IV
 (2011-2012)
Reading Rainbow: Part III
 (2010-2011)
Reading Rainbow: Part II (2009-2010)
Reading Rainbow: Part I  (2008-2009)

Reading Rainbow: Part V

Well, it’s August so that means it’s time to blog again! The reading year has ended so that gives me something to blog about. (It’s a personal year, not an actual calendar year – don’t feel like you missed something in school.) The only real notable achievement is that I finally finished the entire Sherlock Holmes series. Woo.

In case you’re looking for a recommendation (which I’m acutely aware that you’re not), I would have to say that Shaken Faith Syndrome is my favorite of the year. Jefferson Lies and Hostile Takeover were also very good.  If you’ve read something good lately please let me know. I think there needs to be a Book Club for Men or something. Anyway, links to previous lists can be found at the bottom.

The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
The Great and Terrible, Vol. 2: Where Angels Fall by Chris Stewart
J. Golden Kimball: The story of a unique personality by Claude Richards
The Eye of Moloch by Glenn Beck
Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
Coolidge by Amity Shlaes
The Great and Terrible, Vol. 1: Prologue, The Brothers by Chris Stewart
The Valley of Fear (Sherlock Holmes, #7) by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #9) by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath by Joe Lieberman
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns by Glenn Beck
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Clichés: The Worst Thing Since Sliced Bread by Stu Burguiere
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1) by Roald Dahl
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Damascus Countdown by Joel C. Rosenberg
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Coraline: The Graphic Novel by P. Craig Russell
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents by Friedrich A. von Hayek
Black List (Scot Harvath, #11) by Brad Thor
Kill Shot (Mitch Rapp #2) by Vince Flynn
Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck
The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly
The Snow Angel by Glenn Beck
The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson by David Barton
Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government’s Stranglehold on America by Matt Kibbe
The Tehran Initiative by Joel C. Rosenberg
Miracles by C.S. Lewis
Michael Vey 2: Rise of the Elgen by Richard Paul Evans
Shaken Faith Syndrome: Strengthening One’s Testimony In The Face Of Criticism And Doubt by Michael R. Ash
Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say by Glenn Beck
Decision Points by George W. Bush

Reading lists from previous years:

Reading Rainbow: Part IV (2011-2012)
Reading Rainbow: Part III
 (2010-2011)
Reading Rainbow: Part II (2009-2010)
Reading Rainbow: Part I  (2008-2009)