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What I’m Reading (July 2016)

There are books and then there are BOOKS. Tales so captivating, written so well, drawing you in so that you don’t want to put them down. And if you find one of those books as you make your way through the monthly pile of books, then it is a very good month.

The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock is such a book. Sent in 1917, the book follows three brothers as they move from farm laborers to wanted outlaws and all the characters they meet along the way. It is violent, gritty, and written so very well. Five stars and more for The Heavenly Table.

Other books of note:

  • In the Plex by Steven Levy- a history of how Google came to be and some of their guiding principles.
  • Behind the Clouds by Marc Benioff- lessons learned in the creation of SalesForce.
  • TED Talks by Chris Anderson- a guide to effective public speaking.
  • The End of the Road by Alasdair Fotheringham- a look back at the Festina Affair that nearly wrecked the Tour de France. Interesting as some of the main character are now willing to go on the record about what they were doing.
  • Two Hours by Ed Caesar- the chase to run a marathon under two hours.
  • Underground Airlines by Ben Winters- an alt-history novel where slavery was never outlawed.
  • I Saw the Light by Colin Escott- a biography of Hank Williams, Sr.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story by Rick Brag- a biography of Jerry Lee Lewis.
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