You learn a lot about a man by what he reads.

This section of the site is important to me, and garners a LOT of comments from people visiting the site. When people see that I've read things that they themselves have read, then we immediately know that we have something in common. So, I invite you to scan through the list below. It's a bit vulnerable to put this out there on the internet, but I feel that it might (and often does) serve as content for a great first conversation. I hope you and I end up speaking and getting to know each other!

CLASSICAL (PRE-1960) FICTION NOVELS

  • "1984", George Orwell
  • "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", Jules Verne
  • "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", Mark Twain
  • "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", Mark Twain
  • "Animal Farm", George Orwell
  • "Anna Karenina", Leo Tolstoi
  • "Around The World In 80 Days", Jules Verne
  • "Atlas Shrugged", Ayn Rand
  • "The Brothers Karamazov", Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • "Camille" (also known as"Lady of the Camelias"), Alexandre Dumas
  • "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", Mark Twain
  • "The Count of Monte Cristo", Alexandre Dumas (2 times so far)
  • "Down and Out in Paris and London", George Orwell
  • "The Fellowship of the Ring", J. R. R. Tolkien
  • "The Fountainhead", Ayn Rand
  • "Gone With the Wind", Margaret Mitchell
  • "The Great Gatsby", F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • "Gulliver's Travels", Jonathan Swift
  • "The Hobbit", J. R. R. Tolkien
  • "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", Victor Hugo
  • "The Invisible Man", H.G. Wells
  • "Journey to the Center of the Earth", Jules Verne
  • "King Solomon's Mines", Henry Rider Haggard
  • "Lord of the Flies", William Golding
  • "The Maltese Falcon", Dashiell Hammett
  • "The Merchant of Venice", William Shakespeare
  • "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil", John Berendt
  • "A Moveable Feast", Ernest Hemingway
  • "The Old Man and the Sea", Ernest Hemingway
  • "The Once & Future King", T.H. White
  • "Pride and Prejudice", Jane Austen
  • "The Screwtape Letters", C.S. Lewis
  • "A Tale of Two Cities", Charles Dickens
  • "The Three Musketeers", Alexandre Dumas (2 times so far)
  • "Twenty Years Later" (Sequel to "The Three Musketeers), Alexandre Dumas
  • "The Time Machine", H.G. Wells
  • "Wuthering Heights", Emily Bronte

CHURCH/JESUS/PHILOSOPHY

  • "30 Days to Understanding The Bible", Max Anders
  • "Blue Like Jazz", Donald Miller
  • "Christian History Made Easy", Timothy Paul Jones
  • "Cracks in the Foundation", Steve Backlund
  • "Crucial Moments", Steve Backlund (I co-authored it)
  • "Epic: The Story God Is Telling", John Eldredge
  • "God's Generals: Why They Succeeded and Some Failed", Roberts Liardon
  • "The Happy Intercessor", Beni Johnson
  • The Holy Bible (I prefer the New Living Translation but value many others.)
  • "The Journey of Desire", John Eldredge
  • "Let's Just Laugh At That", Steve Backlund
  • "Mere Christianity", C.S. Lewis
  • "Moral Revolution", Kris & Jason Vallotton
  • "Opened From the Inside: Taking the Stronghold of Zion", Bob Sorge
  • "The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God", Brent Curtis & John Eldredge
  • "Spirit Wars", Kris Vallotton
  • "Strengthen Yourself in the Lord", Bill Johnson
  • "The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind", Bill Johnson
  • "The Supernatural Ways of Royalty", Kris Vallotton
  • "Victorious Mindsets", Steve Backlund
  • "Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive", John Eldredge
  • "When Heaven Invades Earth", Bill Johnson
  • "Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul", John Eldredge
  • "The World Aflame", Rick Joyner

BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP

  • "The 4 Hour Workweek", Timothy Ferriss (seven times read so far)
  • "The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing", Ken McElroy
  • "The Art Of War", Sun Tzu
  • "Bold", By Steven Kotler and Peter H. Diamandis
  • "The Cash Flow Quadrant", Robert Kiyosaki
  • "The Culture of Honor", Danny Silk
  • "David and Goliath:  Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants", 
  • "Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done", Larry Bossidy
  • "Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... And Others Don't", Jim Collins
  • "Outliers: The Story of Success", Malcolm Gladwell
  • "Prophecy", Robert Kiyosaki
  • "Real Estate Loop Holes", Diane Kennedy
  • "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", Robert Kiyosaki
  • "The Starfish and the Spider", Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom

FAMILY & MARRIAGE 

  • "The Danger of Raising Nice Kids", Tim Smith
  • "The Five Love Languages, How to Extress Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate", Gary Chapman
  • "Keep Your Love On", Danny Silk
  • "Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs", Emmerson Eggerichs
  • "Loving Our Kids On Purpose", Danny Silk

POLITICS, SOCIETY, AND GOVERNMENT

  • "1984", George Orwell (Double Entry but extremely valid in both categories.)
  • "Animal Farm", George Orwell (Double Entry but extremely valid in both categories.)
  • "The Coming Jobs War" Jim Clifton
  • "An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems", Glenn Beck
  • "The Wealth of Nations", Adam Smith
  • "Crippled America", Donald Trump
  • "Faith of My Fathers", John McCain
  • "The Audacity of Hope", Barack Obama

MODERN FICTION NOVELS

  • "Absolute Power", David Baldacci
  • "The Alchemist", Paolo Cuelho
  • "The Ambler Warning", Robert Ludlum
  • "Angels & Demons", Dan Brown
  • "The Art of Racing In the Rain: A Novel", Garth Stein
  • "The Atlantis Gene", A.G. Riddle
  • "The Atlantis Plague", A.G. Riddle
  • "Black: Circle Series", Ted Dekker
  • "The Broker", John Grisham
  • "The Camel Club", David Baldacci
  • "Caprice and Rondo", Dorothy Dunnett
  • "Children of the Mind, Ender Book 4", Orson Scott Card
  • "The Christmas Train", David Baldacci
  • "A Clash of Kings", George R. R. Martin
  • "The Client", John Grisham
  • "The Collectors", David Baldacci
  • "The Cousins' War: Book 1: The Lady of the Rivers", Philippa Gregory
  • "The Cousins' War: Book 2: The White Queen", Philippa Gregory
  • "The Cousins' War: Book 3: The Red Queen", Philippa Gregory
  • "Covenant of War", Cliff Graham
  • "Cross Roads", William P. Young
  • "A Dance with Dragons", George R.R. Martin
  • "The Dante Club", Matthew Pearl
  • "The Davinci Code", Dan Brown
  • "Day of War", Cliff Graham
  • "Deception Point", Dan Brown
  • "Digital Fortress", Dan Brown
  • "Elizabeth Street", Laurie Fabiano
  • "The Elijah Chronicles", Vic Cassizzi
  • "Empire", Orson Scott Card
  • "Ender in Exile", Orson Scott Card
  • "Ender's Game: Ender Book 1", Orson Scott Card
  • "Ender's Game: Alive" Orson Scott Card
  • "Ender's Shadow: Ender Book 5", Orson Scott Card
  • "A Feast for Crows", George R.R. Martin
  • "The Firm", John Grisham
  • "A Game of Thrones", George R. R. Martin
  • "Gemini", Dorothy Dunnett
  • "Green: Circle Series", Ted Dekker
  • "House", Frank Peretti
  • "The Innocent Man", John Grisham
  • "An Instance of the Finger Post", Iain Pears
  • "The King of Torts", John Grisham
  • "The Kite Runner", Khaled Hosseini
  • "The Leopard", Giuseppe di Lampedusa
  • "To Lie with Lions", Dorothy Dunnett
  • "The Life of Pi", Yann Martel
  • "The Lost Symbol", Dan Brown
  • "Memoirs of a Geisha", Arthur Golden
  • "Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25", Richard Paul Evans
  • "Niccolo Rising", Dorothy Dunnett
  • "Obsessed", Ted Dekker
  • "Odd Thomas", Dean Koontz
  • "The Pelican Brief", John Grisham
  • "The Pillars of the Earth", Ken Follett
  • "Prey", Michael Crichton
  • "Race of Scorpions", Dorothy Dunnett
  • "Red: Circle Series", Ted Dekker
  • "Rise of the Elgen: Michael Vey 2", Richard Paul Evans
  • "Saint: A Paradise Novel", Ted Dekker
  • "Scales of Gold", Dorothy Dunnett
  • "The Shack", William P. Young
  • "Shadow of the Hegemon: Ender Book 6", Orson Scott Card
  • "Shadow Puppets: Ender Book 7", Orson Scott Card
  • "Shadow of the Giant" Ender Book 8", Orson Scott Card
  • "Showdown: A Paradise Novel", Ted Dekker
  • "Sinner: A Paradise Novel", Ted Dekker
  • "Skin", Ted Dekker
  • "Song of War", Cliff Graham
  • "The Source - A Novel", James A. Michener
  • "Speaker for the Dead: Ender Book 2, Orson Scott Card
  • "The Spring of the Ram", Dorothy Dunnett
  • "A Storm of Swords", George R. R. Martin
  • "The Technologists", Matthew Pearl
  • "The Testament", John Grisham
  • "The Tudor Court: Book 1: The Constant Princess", Philippa Gregory
  • "The Tudor Court: Book 2: The Other Boleyn Girl", Philippa Gregory
  • "The Tudor Court: Book 3: The Boleyn Inheritance", Philippa Gregory
  • "The Tudor Court: Book 4: Taming the Queen", Philippa Gregory
  • "The Tudor Court: Book 5: The Queen's Food", Philippa Gregory
  • "The Tudor Court: Book 6: The Virgin's Lover", Philippa Gregory
  • "The Tudor Court: Book 7: The Other Queen", Philippa Gregory
  • "Thr3e", Ted Dekker
  • "The Vatican Princess: A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia", C.W. Gortner
  • "A War of Gifts: An Ender Story", Orson Scott Card
  • "White: Circle Series", Ted Dekker
  • "Wish You Well", David Baldacci

HISTORY: NON-FICTION

  • "A Brief History of Time", Steven Hawking
  • "A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons", Geoffrey Hindley
  • "Central Europe", Ralph Racio (Two Times)
  • "Europe: A History", Norman Davies
  • "Guns, Germs, and Steal: The Fates of Human Societies:, Jared Diamond
  • "People and Empires", Anthony Pagden
  • "The Story of Celto-Saxon Israel," William Howard Bennett
  • "Symbols of our Celto-Saxon Heritage", William Howard Bennett

MODERN NON-FICTION

  • "The Four Hour Workweek", Timothy Ferriss (seven times read so far)
  • "The Man in the White Suit: The Stig, LeMans, The Fast Lane", Ben Collins
  • "May on Motors", James May
  • "On the Edge: My Story", Richard Hammond
  • "The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations", Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom

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