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Posted on: August 7, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 08/07/20 |

Man Reading A Book


Never ask a librarian for book suggestions, unless you have some time on your hands. I found that is also applies to your grown children. My sons are twins and both love to read in two different ways. Kyle prefers a real book and Kris prefers to listen to what some people still call books on tape. (Yes, I know I’m old!) Kris landscapes and listens to books as he works. He was grinding a tree stump when I called and asked him what he’s been reading. Here are a few of his favorites. I think I can recommend them all.

Kris has apparently listened to all of Andy Andrews’ books, including The Traveler’s Gift, Little Things, The Noticer and The Noticer Returns. The last one on his Andrews’ list is The Bottom of the Pool: Thinking Beyond Your Boundaries to Achieve Extraordinary Results.

He gave such an extensive list that there’s no way for me to be able to comment on each one, so here’s a list of titles for you:

  • Make Your Bed: Little Things that Can Change Your Life and Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McCraven (This was based on a graduation speech he gave.)
  • The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe (35 stories from his popular podcast)
  • Who Moved My Cheese: Dealing with Change at Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson
  • Fortitude: American Resilience in an Era of Outrage
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Living with a Seal: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by Jesse Itzler
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It by former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss
  • Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face by John and Sam Eldridge
  • Power of Moments: Why certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason
  • The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
  • Go-Getter by Peter Kyne
  • Strong Father/Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know by Meg Meeker
  • Wild at Heart by John Eldridge
  • Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini
  • Extreme Ownership: How Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
  • The Theft of America’s Soul: Blowing the Lid Off the Lies that Are Destroying Our Country by Phil Robertson

When I asked him what he enjoyed as a “kid”, he gave me three favorites.

He loved My Life in Dog Years and everything else by Gary Paulsen. He enjoyed The Giver by Lois Lowry. My favorite is also one of his favorites, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

I love talking about books to anyone who will listen. Stop by the library and give me a list of your favorites. We probably have some in common. Happy reading!

Helen Thompson, Director | Mount Pleasant Library

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