2009 – A literary adventure
January 1, 2010 § 1 Comment
At the beginning of the year, I knew I’d be going to Law School, and I felt like I needed to start reading more in preparation. The result: I read 17 books this year that weren’t required for class.
Seventeen books in a year is not a lot. I know some people who average 2 a week, 52 weeks a year. That’s not me. My time that I could/should be reading (pure recreation time) goes to sports, Xbox, TV… who knows what else.
But for me, 17 books in a year is the most I’ve ever read voluntarily. (High school English class doesn’t count, no matter how much I loved Walden.) And I really, really enjoyed it.
Anyway, here’s my 2009 book list — there’s nothing on the list I didn’t like, and nothing that was a chore to finish, and I’d recommend just about everything on the list (except Law School Confidential, unless you’re planning on law school in the near future.)
- The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, by John Le Carre
- The Nine, by Jeffrey Toobin
- Them, by Nathan McCall
- 1776, by David McCollough
- The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch
- The Firm, by John Grisham
- The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum
- Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, by Chuck Klosterman
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
- The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson
- Law School Confidential
- Free, by Chris Anderson
- The Beckham Experiment, by Grant Wahl
- Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
- Churched, by Matthew Paul Turner
- The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
- Drops Like Stars, by Rob Bell
If you have questions, or want a favorite on the list, let me know, I’d love to get you going on some of these so we could have something new to talk about.