I’m up to forty-seven books now. Both were fantastic.I’m not going to go into an in-depth review of either of these books right now - mainly because these book posts are just here to serve as my up-to-date official book list which I will continue to keep for the rest of my life.
I’ve done it this long, so why stop now?
Book #46 - Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
This book is, amazingly, FICTIONAL. One of only seven fictional books I’ve ever read in my life - and I loved it.
If you are a child of the 80s and have ever enjoyed playing a video game in your life, this book will be good for you. It is wonderfully written and it kept me turning the pages chapter after chapter.
Ready Player One is Ernest Cline’s first book - and from the looks of it he’s going to enjoy a long successful career as a writer if he keeps this quality up. Well done, Cline.
Book #47 - A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey
So I’m pretty late to the game on this book - but I heard it was great and despite the controversy, I’ve always meant to pick it up. It did not disappoint.
It’s all about Frey’s time in a rehab clinic after years of hardcore drug abuse and it’s not for the faint of heart. Frey uses some incredibly harsh language - but I found it appropriate given the subject matter. Sometimes there’s a place for the worst of words - and Frey actually uses them well. If his intention was to convey his feelings at the time, it worked. I got it.
Honestly, I don’t really care that many of the biggest scenes in the book were largely fabricated - it’s a great read and a great story. I liked it.
Anyway, those are the two new additions to the list, which is posted in full below.
All the books I’ve ever read in my life:
- Maus - Art Spiegelman
- Superman: Doomsday & Beyond - Louise Simonson
- The Illustrated Man â€“ Ray Bradbury
- The Catcher in the Rye â€“ J.D. Salinger
- Wild at Heart â€“ John Eldredge
- Waking the Dead â€“ John Eldredge
- Dangerous Wonder â€“ Michael Yacconelli
- Messy Spirituality â€“ Michael Yacconelli
- Run Like an Antelope: On The Road With Phish â€“ Sean Gibbon
- The Sun Also Rises â€“ Ernest Hemingway
- Into Thin Air â€“ Jon Krakauer
- Blue Like Jazz â€“ Donald Miller
- Through Painted Deserts â€“ Donald Miller
- Searching For God Knows What â€“ Donald Miller
- Velvet Elvis â€“ Rob Bell
- Rich Dad Poor Dad â€“ Robert Kyosaki
- What Jesus Meant â€“ Gary Wills
- No Shortcuts to the Top â€“ Ed Viesturs
- Into The Wild â€“ Jon Krakauer
- To Own a Dragon â€“ Donald Miller
- No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green â€“ Melody Green
- Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men & Mountains â€“ Jon Krakauer
- Under The Banner of Heaven â€“ Jon Krakauer
- Three Men in a Boat â€“ Jerome K. Jerome
- Born on a Blue Day â€“ Daniel Tammet
- The Survivors Club â€“ Ben Sherwood
- The Road â€“ Cormac McCarthy
- Bringing Down The House â€“ Ben Mezrich
- Rigged â€“ Ben Mezrich
- Busting Vegas â€“ Ben Mezrich
- The Accidental Billionaires â€“ Ben Mezrich
- Where Men Win Glory - Jon Krakauer
- A Million Miles In A Thousand Years - Donald Miller
- Zeitoun - Dave Eggers
- Love Wins - Rob Bell
- Three Cups of Deceit - Jon Krakauer
- Prophet’s Prey - Sam Brower
- The Great Divorce - C.S. Lewis
- No Angel - Jay Dobyns
- The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton - Joe Klein
- Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil - John Berendt
- Sex on the Moon - Ben Mezrich
- Ugly Americans - Ben Mezrich
- We Die Alone - David Howarth
- Catch Me If You Can - Frank W. Abagnale
- Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
- A Million Little Pieces - James Frey