I appreciate the fact that many people have found my 2009 Summer Reading List to be helpful. The list is just a start, of course, and it was intended from the beginning to be helpful also for Father's Day. Thus, it is long in history and military history -- which is no coincidence given my own enjoyment of these reading fields. There will be more to come this summer.Read the whole thing for a few more recommendations.
A few comments have raised issues or questions. Why no fiction? Well, that is a horribly difficult genre to recommend in the same sense that I can recommend many non-fiction titles. I will mention a recent novel below, but a recommendation is something else. I find recommending fiction to be excruciatingly difficult. I read several dozen novels a year, enjoy many of them, and would gladly recommend a few of them . . . if I knew what kind of fiction you like to read. I like many forms of fiction and have a collection of favored authors. I probably learn more by reading fiction than by reading much non-fiction. Still, the great challenge vexes.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Mohler on More Summer Reading
For those who were "hurt," "disappointed," and scandalized in sundry ways that Al Mohler's Summer Reading List allegedly revealed a disdain for fiction and a love for violence . . . he has written a follow-up post. It begins: