These are the books I have been reading


The Science of Storytelling: Why stories make us human and how to tell them better

-Will Storr

Brave New World

-Aldous Huxley

The Five Impossible Tasks of Eden Smith

-Tom Llewellyn

Fight Fair: Winning at Conflict without Losing at Love

-Tim & Joy Downs

History, Ethnology and Anthropology Of The Aleut

-Waldemar Jochelson


Dream Thief

-Stephen Lawhead

Scary Close

-Donald Miller

The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently

-Tony Dungy

We Don’t Make Widgets: Overcoming the Myths That Keep Government from Radically Improving

-Ken Miller

Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

-Neil Postman

What’s So Amazing About Grace?

-Philip Yancey

Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being

-Harold Napoleon

Pilgrim’s Progress, Part 2: Christiana

-John Bunyan


Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

-Scott McCloud

Pilgrim’s Progress

-John Bunyan

Creativity, Inc.

-Ed Catmull

The Capture of Attu: As Told By The Men Who Fought There

-Lt. Robert J Mitchell

Brigham Smith

-John L. Smith

Win The Crowd

- Steve Cohen

The Falcon Thief

- Joshua Hammer

The Lord God Made Them All

-James Herriot

The Millionaire Next Door

-Thomas Stanley

All Things Wise and Wonderful

-James Herriot

The Great Divorce

- C.S. Lewis

All Things Bright And Beautiful

-James Herriot

The Cheechakoes

-Wayne Short

All Creatures Great And Small

-James Herriot


-C.S. Lewis

Out Of The Silent Planet

-C.S. Lewis

The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin

-Benjamin Franklin


Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt Is Not The Enemy Of Faith

- Barnabas Piper

Miracles Out Of Somewhere

-Kerry Livgren

Napoleon's Hemorrhoids: And Other Small Events That Changed History

-Phil Mason

J. R. R. Tolkien: A Life from Beginning to End

-Hourly History

Radical Hope

-Jonathan Lear

Sleeping Giants

-Sylvain Neuvel

The Journals of Patrick Gass, Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

-Carol Lynn MacGregor

Memoir of Col. Benjamin Tallmadge

-Benjamin Tallmadge

A Prayer For Owen Meany: A Novel

-John Irving

The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids

-Sarah Mackenzie

Absolute Faves

The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

-J.R.R. Tolkien


-George Orwell

The Gift Of Pain

-Paul Brand

Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

-Neil Postman

The Search For God And Guinness

-Stephen Mansfield

Secret Formula: The Inside Story Of How Coca-Cola Became The Best-Known Brand In The World

-Frederick Allen

Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen

-Donald Miller


I am keeping this list because I have a terrible time remembering the books I’ve read each year. As you can see, my interests are all over the map.

I like reading paper books best. There’s something about the smell and the feel of the paper that keeps me from going completely digital.

I read e-books on a Kobo Clara and an old Nook Simple Touch.

I recently bought the Kobo Clara and I really like it, especially the illuminated screen that automatically comes on when I read in the dark. It’s smaller and lighter than the Nook, and much more responsive.

 I used to keep the Nook in a case, but found that it endures a lot of heavy-handedness without needing protection. It’s easy to manage on with a Mac and it has an SD card slot in case I run out of room on the local memory.

I buy most of my e-books from Amazon. I have to convert them to e-pub format so I can read them on the Nook. I use Epubor Ultimate to do the conversions.

I usually try to purchase e-books when they go on sale. I get a weekly email from “Modern Miss Darcy” which lists several e-books on sale. Most of her recommendations aren’t relevant, but she is a fan of almost all of the authors I want to read and alerts me when those books go on sale.