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Reading Roundup: July 2010

Here’s a selection of the books that I found interesting this month:

  • The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose- entertaining and thought-provoking.  The story of a college student going undercover as an “evangelical” at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University.
  • Bike Snob by BikeSnobNYC- hilarious.  Making fun of cyclists by a cyclist.
  • Sanctuary by Ken Bruen- another brilliant piece of Irish noir.
  • Booking Passage by Thomas Lynch-  The poets trek into Ireland to discover his roots and his heritage.  Interesting.
  • Stuff Christians Like by Jonathan Acuff-  Very funny.  Very sarcastic.
  • Inventing the Truth edited by William Zinser- a collection of essays by authors of memoirs about the craft of writing.  Some I found more interesting than others.
  • Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain- a piercing look at the restaurant industry.  Entertaining.
  • The Truth About You by Marcus Buckingham- a business book emphasizing that a person should concentrate on their strengths while neutralizing their weaknesses.  Quick read.
  • Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell- another good book from Bell.
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson- I finally succumbed to the mania about this book, and really enjoyed it.  Well-paced, page turner that keeps your attention.
  • The Me I Want To Be by John Ortberg- an in-depth look at spiritual formation.
  • Diary of a Very Bad Year:  Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager by Anonymous- If you want to understand the recent subprime mortgage meltdown from the perspective of a hedge fund manager, this is the book for you.  The interviews were taken over a period of months as the crisis was unfolding.  Revealing to say the least.
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