What are your Top 10 Favorite Books?


I have been thinking about my Top 10. I don’t actually remember how to read, but I listen to a few books a week on Audible. I have 556 books in my Audible library. Last year, I listened to 230 books. Because I listen, depending on the narrator, I use 1.8 to 2.0 speed.

Accordingly, my mix is approximate: 50% business books, 50% religious books, 50% adventure books, and 50+% books for fun.

These are my Top 10 of hundreds. Many of these books I have reread more than 10 times.

⭐Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan is historical fiction but more factual about a teenager in occupied Milan Italy. Based on interviews and research of a real person who becomes the driver for the German General in charge of the occupation. The driver becomes a spy. Just reread this one this week, just as good for the umpteenth time.
⭐Sea Stories My Life in Special Operations by Admiral William H. McRaven, McRaven was the Admiral in charge of all US Special Operations for 10 years, this is his story. This book makes my eyes sweat every time I read it. Some hit similar personal, some pride, some national sacrifices. I listen to this one at least once a month.
⭐Longitude by Dava Sobel forward by Neal Armstrong, about Harrison who created the timepiece that allowed the recording of Longitude. Another one of my go-to books
⭐Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge. Age is inevitable, Decay is a choice. This book shares 7 simple rules to be younger next year.  I have more positive comments about this book than any other book I have recommended.  
⭐How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen is A great guide on how to build a great life.
⭐Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout by Rick Rigsby Great lessons for life. Rigsby is a paster but not too churchy.
⭐The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown is about the 1939 US Olympic crew team. 1939 Olympics was in German staged by Hilter, Jesse Owens Olympics. Great story.
⭐A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness kid’s book but a great read for all about inner demons we all have.
⭐The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko is About the fastest run down the Colorado River. Great story of the Canyon, the River, and the dam plus the run of the river 
⭐The River of Doubt by Candice Millard is about Teddy Roosevelt’s adventure down the River of Doubt in the Amazon after his Bull Moose run for president.

Have you read any of these books?

Each of these books would be fun to read and talk about as a book club. If you’d like to chat about them, please feel free to send me a message.