i read two new books

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:

  1. Maus - Art Spiegelman
  2. Superman: Doomsday & Beyond - Louise Simonson
  3. The Illustrated Man – Ray Bradbury
  4. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  5. Wild at Heart – John Eldredge
  6. Waking the Dead – John Eldredge
  7. Dangerous Wonder – Michael Yacconelli
  8. Messy Spirituality – Michael Yacconelli
  9. Run Like an Antelope: On The Road With Phish – Sean Gibbon
  10. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  11. Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer
  12. Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller
  13. Through Painted Deserts – Donald Miller
  14. Searching For God Knows What – Donald Miller
  15. Velvet Elvis – Rob Bell
  16. Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kyosaki
  17. What Jesus Meant – Gary Wills
  18. No Shortcuts to the Top – Ed Viesturs
  19. Into The Wild – Jon Krakauer
  20. To Own a Dragon – Donald Miller
  21. No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green – Melody Green
  22. Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men & Mountains – Jon Krakauer
  23. Under The Banner of Heaven – Jon Krakauer
  24. Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome
  25. Born on a Blue Day – Daniel Tammet
  26. The Survivors Club – Ben Sherwood
  27. The Road – Cormac McCarthy
  28. Bringing Down The House – Ben Mezrich
  29. Rigged – Ben Mezrich
  30. Busting Vegas – Ben Mezrich
  31. The Accidental Billionaires – Ben Mezrich
  32. Where Men Win Glory - Jon Krakauer
  33. A Million Miles In A Thousand Years - Donald Miller
  34. Zeitoun - Dave Eggers
  35. Love Wins - Rob Bell
  36. Three Cups of Deceit - Jon Krakauer
  37. Prophet’s Prey - Sam Brower
  38. The Great Divorce - C.S. Lewis
  39. No Angel - Jay Dobyns
  40. The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton - Joe Klein
  41. Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil - John Berendt
  42. Sex on the Moon - Ben Mezrich
  43. Ugly Americans - Ben Mezrich
  44. We Die Alone - David Howarth
  45. Catch Me If You Can - Frank W. Abagnale
  46. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
  47. A Million Little Pieces - James Frey