Friday, January 4, 2008

Books of 2007 - November

Reminders: I'm only listing books I actually finished, nothing I read to the girls, no books on tape/c.d., no magazines, and nothing I read for church (Bible, Sunday School material, etc.)

1. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism by Robert P. Murphy. Non-fiction. Highly recommended, even if you think you understand capitalism. I came away thinking that capitalism is even better than I previously thought.

2. The Great War and the British People by J.M Winter. Non-fiction. Dry, full of charts and statistics. Possibly useful if writing a book about the First World War. Otherwise, not necessary.

3. Simple Pleasures for the Holidays by Susannah Seton. Non-fiction. Nothing new here.

4. Fighting the Great War by Michael S. Neiberg. Non-fiction. Everything #2 (above) wasn't. Readable and an excellent overview. Doesn't go in-depth with much but still covers a lot of ground.

5. Amy Butler's Midwest Modern by Amy Butler. Non-fiction. Decorating/Art book. Beautiful photos, taken by the author's husband. I love how cheerful her designs are.

6. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, [Gender*], and Feminism by Carrie L. Lukas. Non-fiction. Easy to read and engaging. Not quite as good as #1 (above). *I edited the title to keep the sickos away.

7. Just Two More Bites! by Linda Piette. Non-fiction. Book by a nutritionist about children and eating. Not that we've ever had any problems with that around here. Right.

8. Thank You, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse. Fiction. The first Wodehouse I've ever read. I want to read more but my library only has this one! Should I buy them myself?

9. Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton. Fiction. Series Mystery. Light reading, enjoyable, and somewhat forgettable. Agatha Raisin is always entertaining, if annoying.

10. Four Queens by Nancy Goldstone. Non-fiction. Engrossing reading about 4 sisters who each became queens in medieval Europe. A must for female history buffs.

11. Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. Non-fiction. The best book on marriage I've read in a long time. Absolutely a must read for Christian husbands and wives (or wannabes!).

12. The Party of Death by Ramesh Ponnuru. Non-fiction. Must read for American Conservatives (or anyone, really). Truly eye-opening.

13. The Berlin Wall by Frederick Taylor. Non-fiction. The Berlin Wall, along with the Soviet Union, fell when I was a child so I read this book to give myself some historic perspective. A well written, in-depth look at much more than just Germany or the Wall from 1945-1991.

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