After some weighty posts recently, I thought it might be nice to have a lighter subject for today. I have fond memories of my father reading me bedtime stories, family vacations with a good book in my hands, and even now, my wife smiles at night as I try to read a page or two before she turns the bedroom light off.
So, with this background, I thought I would list some books that I highly recommend. A few of these books are new, while some are not. They are listed in no particular order.
Watchdogs of Democracy?: The Waning Washington Press Corps and how It Has Failed the Public by Helen Thomas
The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
Freakonomics by Steven Levitt
Night Soldiers by Alan Furst
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Berlin Noir by Philip Kerr
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Herodotus: The Persian Wars by Herodotus
Angel Flight by Michael Connelly
I'm A Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
What’s The Matter With Kansas by Thomas Frank
Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg and Why It Failed by Tom Carhart
The Right Nation by John Micklethwait & Adrian Woolridge
These are some of my personal favorites, added over the years and some recently to my ever expanding bookshelf.