Monday, October 1, 2012

Top Three Third Quater

The Best Reads July through September 2012

This was a slow period for books that really engaged me. There were a number of great books that I have not finished as of yet including, Thomas A. Lindsay History of the Reformation, George Fox's Auto-Biography, and Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

However, there were three that stood out:
  1. The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness (Tim Keller) (Religion)
    • Keller is the man.  He is such a great pastor, with the power to illuminate all sorts of topics.  My church currently is reading the marriage book by him.
  2. The Metaphysical Club (History)
    • I hate to list a book as a favorite for one I did not finish.  But this one is too good to pass up.  It tells the history of the period in the development of Pragmatism and the shaping of American Thought.  If you ever wondered why the 19th century is such a pivotal point in the American Experience look no further.  The book even answered why Thoreau's list of seeds was so pertinent for the American Character.  The Metaphysical Club is a great book to savor, and I have checked it out from the Lakeland (Florida) Library numerous times.
  3.  Some of Your Blood (Horror)
    • A tale about Vampires written by Theodore Spurgeon.  One of my first books by this author.  The book follows the psychological recovery of a boy who has an awful secret.  
Read More: The Top  Top 9 Books Read So Far

Ordered according to time read
(1-3: 1st Quarter)
 (4-6: 2nd Quarter)
(7-9: 3rd Quarter)  
  1.  The Stand by Stephen King
  2. Washington's Crossing by  
  3.   The Devil All the Time by Ray Pollock
  4.   Vanishing Point by David Markson:
  5.  The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  6.   Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
  7.   The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller
  8.   The Metaphysical Club
  9.   Some of Your Blood  Theodore Sturgeon
Look for the top three books of the fourth Quarter,  December 30, 2012.  Also look for the best books of 2012 to be released the first week in January.  Thanks Gregory D. Rothbard 

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