As I've mentioned quite a few times before, I love reading. Thrillers, mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy fiction, lighthearted romance, inspirational, and most recently—nonfiction—make up my reading queue. On a side note, the photo has absolutely nothing to do with reading... but more-so made me think of the state of mind I am in while I read, so if you can just run with that, we'll be just fine.
The last book I listened to was The Black Box, a crime novel in the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly. I've read every single Michael Connelly book (25 total), and like the others, this one did not disappoint. I found it especially intriguing because it follows Bosch's investigation surrounding the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and it began by featuring the National Guard—and as you know, Daniel is in the Air National Guard—so it got my attention. I'm a big, big Michael Connelly fan and I'd recommend his books to anyone who enjoys a good detective novel.
Most recently, I began Killing Lincoln, the nonfiction story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, written and read by Bill O'Reilly. Now, I usually prefer audio books, so I can easily pass the time during my 30-minute commute to work, but I don't know if I'd recommend Killing Lincoln as a listener-friendly book... unless you absolutely love Bill O'Reilly. The reason behind this statement—I feel like I'm listening to The O'Reilly Factor news & politics hour while I'm on the way to work. It's hard to disassociate Bill's voice from him in person to the reader of this book. Do you know what I mean? Usually, the reader of the book sounds like what you'd imagine the character to be, and I just feel that it's very... well, read by a politician. And if you like that, get this on audio book. If you don't love it, pick it up and read it... because it's a great book and gave me a glimpse into a piece of history that I previously knew absolutely nothing about. I'm currently at the part where the authorities are chasing down John Wilkes Booth after Lincoln's assassination—this isn't a spoiler alert, it's a nonfiction and we all know Lincoln dies—and it's pretty intense! I'm looking forward to the final disc.
Usually, I always have about 3 audio books on hold at the library. At the moment, I have The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak, Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs, and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn... and I've been waiting months for Gone Girl!
/ / What's on your reading list? Any good book recommendations, especially nonfiction ones that are about "marriage" and Christian based? Looking to expand my reading!