Great Books to Read!

I try to read as much as possible. It gets me off my phone and away from the television. I have read many books, mostly non-fiction, but I have made an effort to read some of the classics.

Here, I will introduce the book, give a short synopsis and rate the book on a five star scale. If the book really sucks, you won’t see it here so don’t expect to see a 1-star book.

I am adding this to really encourage myself to read, at least, a couple of books a month (preferably, one a week).

 

2023

The Art of Virtue by Benjamin Franklin (120 pages) – ****

The Maze by Nelson DeMille (420 pages) – ****

King Lear by William Shakespeare (174 pages) – *****

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (227 pages) – ****

Church of Cowards by Matt Walsh (208 pages) – ****

Don’t Burn This Country by Dave Rubin (240 pages) – ****

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren (609 pages) – *****

Thomas Paine on Liberty: Common Sense and Other Writings (140 pages) – *****

Liberal Misery by Eddie Scarry (128 pages) – *****

Beyond Biden by Newt Gingrich (304 pages) – ****

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (234 pages) – *****

Washington on Leadership by George Washington (152 pages) – *****

Lord of the Flies by William Golding (208 pages) – *****

The Rational Bible: Genesis by Dennis Prager (548 pages) – *****

George Washington on Courage by George Washington (132 pages) – *****

The Gospel According to Satan by Jared C. Wilson (186 pages) – ****

Skeletons of the Zahara by Dean King (316 pages) – ****

Stolen Youth by Bethany Mandel & Karol Markowicz (259 pages) – *****

Thomas Jefferson on Freedom by Thomas Jefferson (139 pages) – *****

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (336 pages) – *****

Poor Richard’s Almanack by Ben Franklin (129 pages) – ***

You Can’t Joke About That by Kat Timpf (248 pages) – ***

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (544 pages) – *****

Leadership Lesson of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln (121 pages) – *****

The Rational Bible: Exodus by Dennis Prager (520 pages) – *****

When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty, and Threatens Lives by Heather MacDonald (320 pages) – *****

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (326 pages) – *****

Laptop from Hell by Miranda Devine (224 pages) – ****

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (512 pages) – *****

The Nefarious Plot by Steve Deace (208 pages) – *****

Dark Future: Uncovering the Great Reset’s Terrifying Next Phase by Glen Beck (512 pages) – *****

Live Not by Lies by Rod Dreher (256 pages) – ****

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (462 pages) – *****

The Babylon Bee Guide to Wokeness by The Babylon Bee (208 pages) – *****

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (880 pages) – *****

The Thomas Sowell Reader by Thomas Sowell (464 pages) – *****

When Christmas Comes by Andrew Klavan (245 pages) – *****

Bible: Genesis (NKJV) (~76 pages) – *****

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (112 pages) – ***

The Bible: Exodus (124 pages)- *****

The Democrat Party Hates America by Mark Levin (400 pages) – *****

The Nefarious Carol by Steve Deace (112 pages) – *****

The Gulag Archipelago: An Experiment in Literary Investigation Volume 1 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (615 pages) – *****

The Bible: Leviticus (89 pages) – *****

The Exorcist Tells His Story by Fr. Gabriele Amorth (210 pages) – ****

An Exorcist Explains the Demonic: The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels by Gabriele Amorth (145 pages) – ****

The Bible: Numbers (129 pages) – *****

The Bible: Deuteronomy (107 pages) – *****

Atheism Kills: The Dangers of a World Without God – and Cause for Hope: The Dangers of a World Without God — and Cause for Hope by Barak Lurie (382 pages) – *****

American Playbook: A Guide to Winning Back the Country from the Democrats by Clay Travis (304 pages) – *****

The Bible: Joshua (71 pages) – *****

The Gulag Archipelago – An Experiment In Literary Investigation Volume 2 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (663 pages) – *****

Statistics for 2023: 52 books, 14,798 pages

2024

Rise of the Sex Machines by Barak Lurie (252 pages) – *****

The Bible: Judges (77 pages) – *****

The Bible: Ruth (10 pages) – *****

Social Justice Fallacies by Thomas Sowell (224 pages) – *****

The Bible: 1 Samual (48 pages) – *****

The Bible: 2 Samual (41 pages) – *****

The Bible: 1 Kings (47 pages) – *****

The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (528 pages) – *****