more books to add to the list

Earlier this week (or was it last week?), I added a books page to my blog, and I asked you for your recommendations, too. A couple of you commented on the post, others emailed me (because WordPress seriously makes people jump through stupid hoops to comment, if they have a WP username or gravatar, but can’t recall their password), a couple others shared on Facebook.

Being a good blogger & adding an image to my post.

Being a good blogger & adding an image to my post, even if it’s only loosely related.

I thought it’d be nice to share the love and compile the list here. (It also gave me one more day where I didn’t have to come up with a blog post idea – score!)

(I’m biased, but the best part of this post is where you get to see the books that my dad reads … scroll to see …)

books you recommend

other books on my radar

Your recommendations reminded me of a few others I’ve been wanting to read but haven’t gotten around to yet …

what my dad is reading

I don’t think this list is complete without some gems from my dad. I’m not being sarcastic. I’m really fascinated by the books that my dad chooses to read. It’s a great glimpse into his personality. (It’s a dark, but delicious list.) I’m not going to link them up because their titles are pretty self-explanatory.

  • Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
  • Doctor Dealer: The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and His Multimillion-Dollar Cocaine Empire
  • Octopus: Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street’s Wildest Con
  • Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind
  • We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency
  • We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
  • Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden – from 9/11 to Abbottabad
  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin
  • God, No!
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
  • The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

4 thoughts on “more books to add to the list

  1. What a list! And Double Cross totally came up in my book club meeting this week, so maybe it’s a sign that I should give it a try. There’s also another book called Manhunt, about the search for John Wilkes Booth right after Lincoln’s assassination, and I thought I’d hate it but I actually loved it.

    Be prepared with tissues for The Rules of Inheritance. It made me want to curl up in the fetal position more than once.

  2. Oooohhoooo! How am I just now seeing this post? I have to (HAVE TO) add Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It’s one I’ve read several times.

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