As a famously wordy writer (famous in my own mind, anyway), I thought I would try creating a few lists of just 5 things. I can only talk about 5 things and hopefully you will contribute too. I love sharing my opinions but I love reading yours too.
So remember those things called books? I’m not a Kindle user and I don’t covet the nook. I still like to feel a book in my hands. Same goes for magazines. I mean, if you have a Kindle, how can you flip to the end to see what’s going to happen? Or how can you tell how many pages until the next chapter? Or do you really feel a sense of accomplishment when you’re finished?
For today, I’m giving you a list of 5 books to read right now.
These are books that I have read and loved. Or books that I just bought. Or books that are sitting on my nightstand collecting dust in hopes that I will read them.
I read it before Oprah thought it was cool. My aunt-in-law, who I love to death, told me this was one book she could not put down. And it was the one book that got her non-reader daughter-in-law to become a reader. The premise? A fictional story set in the Middle Ages about building a cathedral.
Um, okay. Yeah. Sounds fascinating. Trust me. IT IS. I could not put it down and missed it when I was finished reading. Don’t worry, though, there is a sequel that is just as good.
I just read the first few pages of this one but have heard good things. I mean, what’s not to like about that premise? Plus I recently started exploring his blog and just think he’s a cool cat.
Jon Krakauer, of Into Thin Air fame, is one of my favorite non-fiction authors. What is so compelling about this book is that it weave true crime drama with a history lesson about the evolution of the Mormon faith. And if you are totally fascinated by the FLDS, you will really dig a look at this book.
I don’t know what started my fascination with mountaineering and arctic exploration but I’m fascinated by any story involving snow, ice, and danger. This autobiography fits the bill.
Ed was the first person to climb all 14 mountains that exceeded 8000m. But what I love about this book is the real life story of how man meets his ego. My favorite quote from the book “Reaching the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” He is truly a hero.
Okay, I cheated on this one. I didn’t actually read the book. I downloaded the audiobook from Audible.com. But I highly recommend doing the same. Hearing the totally hilarious personal essays read by the author himself really help you get his deadpan humor. “This is for my home…well…one of my homes.”
If you are offended easily, this isn’t for you. If you live in a PC world, this isn’t for you. If you like this book, then we’re going to get along just fine.
So what’s on your nightstand these days? Share your 5 books to read right now!
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