The Library


Someone somewhere during the course of history coined the phrase “knowledge is power” and it stuck cause it’s true.  In the age of tech everything, it’s getting harder for anyone and everyone to set aside time to relax in a coffeeshop, off the tailgate or by the pool for a solid hour of reading.  Having it shoved down my throat as a kid, I used to loath reading, but now, I love it. Where I can, I squeeze it into my schedule – mainly during my lunch break sitting in the back of my car on the edge of the airfield near the Coast Guard hanger.

The Library section is aimed to provide reviews and recommendations for books that interest me and that hopefully might also strike your fancy.  I hope to build this section of the site out more as I make more time to write.

The below list is a collection of Fiction, Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Poetry and Historical books I have planned to read this year:

  1. Resilience – Eric Greitens
  2. Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand
  3. The Way of Men – Jack Donovan
  4. Art of War – Sun Tzu
  5. The Selfish Gene  – Richard Dawkins
  6. The Illiad – Homer
  7. Inferno – Dante
  8. Purgatorio – Dante
  9. Paradiso – Dante
  10. 1984 – George Orwell
  11. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  12. Conversations with Major Dick Winters: Life Lessons from the Commander of the Band of Brothers – Cole C Kingseed

  13. American Sniper – Chris Kyle
  14. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  15. Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee
  16. The Only Thing Worth Dying For: How Eleven Green Berets Fought for a New Afghanistan – Eric Blehm
  17. On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society – Dave Grossman
  18. The Memory Book – Harry Lorayne
  19. Born to Run – Christopher McDougall
  20. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity – Katherine Boo
  21. How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  22. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Pirsig
  23. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety – Eric Schlosser
  24. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius



8 thoughts on “The Library

  1. My reading hours are the ones I look forward to most of the entire day! In fact, this may seem a bit extreme, but I actually changed careers in part because I wanted more time to read. Read, reflect, LEARN. That’s the stuff of life. For me, anyway. And perhaps it’s a bit similar for you. 🙂 Happy reading! Looks like you’ve got a good stack ahead of you.


    1. It’s only extreme if you think it is extreme. Your sanity is totally worth it! I have so many I have yet to dive into. If only there were more hours in a day. If you have any recommendations on good ones you have finished this year, send them over!


  2. Excellent list! I’m with you, the knowledge gained from actually reading books is much more powerful than the fleeting knowledge bits we get from our devices.


    1. Even just the feel of turning a page and having a bound book in my hand beats the tablet. As long as they are printed, I’ll choose the book! Thanks for the kind words. If you have any suggestions for additions shoot them over!


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