Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sixty Books I've Read This Year

Ol' Backwoods is a prolific reader.  I went back through my Amazon orders and the pile on my nighstand, and came up with this list of books I have read this year.  Sixty, and the year ain't over yet.
  1. The Bible. Of course. Several times a week I read some it it.
  2. De Regno (On Kingship) - St. Thomas Aquinas, Paul Böer Sr, Gerald B. Phelan
  3. A State of Disobedience - Tom Kratman
  4. Self-reliance: Recession-proof your pantry - Jackie Clay, Jeffrey R. Yago, Sylvia Gist, et al
  5. Wild Beasts and Their Ways, Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa and America - Volume 1 - Samuel White Baker  (Mentioned in John Ross's Unintended Consequences.  Thrilling tales of 19th c. hunting and techniques.)
  6. The 14th Reinstated - Bryce M. Towsley
  7. The Western Front - Part 2 of 3 - Archer Garrett  (Didn't really like this series much.)
  8. The Western Front - Part 3 of 3 - Archer Garrett
  9. Kratocracy (Western Front Series) - Archer Garrett
  10. Eden's Hammer (Distant Eden Series) - Lloyd Tackitt
  11. The Third Bullet: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel - Stephen Hunter (Fascinating romp through JFK conspiracy tales with our favorite fictional sniper, Bob Lee Swagger.  Stephen Hunter is an avid shooter and it shows.)
  12. Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market - Murray N. Rothbard
  13. The Twelfth Imam - Joel C. Rosenberg
  14. Getting Home - Alex Smith, Archer Garrett (inspiration for this post on water in urban areas)
  15. The War of Independence - John Fiske
  16. George Washington - William Roscoe Thayer
  17. The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters - Tom McHale
  18. The Pulse of Allah - James Knight
  19. 299 Days: The Visitors - Glen Tate (one of the best of the series!)
  20. PhD Gobblers: How to Hunt the Smartest Turkeys in the World - John E. Phillips, Mike Handley
  21. Going Home (Going Home Series) - Angery American  (GREAT series!)
  22. Surviving Home (Going Home Series) - Angery American
  23. Escaping Home: A Novel (Going Home Series) - Angery American
  24. Eden's Warriors (A Distant Eden Series) - Lloyd Tackitt
  25. Holding Their Own IV: The Ascent - Joe Nobody, D. Allen, E.T. Ivester
  26. Patriot Dawn: The Resistance Rises - Max Velocity (One of the WORST novels I ever read!)
  27. 299 Days: The 17th Irregulars - Glen Tate (best of the series so far)
  28. Apocalypse Drift - Joe Nobody, E. Ivester, D. Allen  (A stand-alone novel set somewhat in the Holding Their Own universe.)
  29. Holding Their Own V: The Alpha Chronicles - Joe Nobody, E.T. Ivester, D. Allen
  30. Home Vegetable Gardening -a Complete and Practical Guide to the Planting and Care of All Vegetables, Fruits and Berries Worth Growing for Home Use - F. P. Rockwell
  31. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto  - Mark R. Levin
  32. Deep Winter - Thomas Sherry  (This series was about the 3rd re-read for me, because I like it so much.  Cons: Rick is a little too lucky, and the book's grammar and editing are not great.)
  33. Shatter (Deep Winter) - Thomas Sherry
  34. Remnant - Thomas Sherry
  35. Renewal by JF Perkins (another re-read of the series for me, because I love it so.  A EMP and a war cause mass societal breakdown.  Now, 40 years later, the tale of the breakdown is told to a young Reclaimation Engineer, who has troubles coming of his own...)
  36. Renewal 2 - Echoes of the Breakdown
  37. Renewal 3 - Your Basic Swiss Family
  38. Renewal 4 - Down on the River
  39. Renewal 5 - An Untimely Fall
  40. Renewal 6 - Cold
  41. Renewal 7 - When the Student is Ready
  42. Renewal 8 - War Council
  43. Renewal 9 - Delay Tactics
  44. Renewal 10 - Blind Force
  45. Infiltrated: How to Stop the Insiders and Activists Who Are Exploiting the Financial Crisis to Control Our Lives... by Jay W. Richards
  46. Gunsmithing (Stackpole Classic Gun Books) - Roy E. Dunlap
  47. Emily Gets Her Gun: …But Obama Wants to Take Yours - Emily Miller (GREAT book! You will laugh, cry, and howl in anger at stupid governments.)
  48. Crater (A Helium-3 Novel) - Homer Hickam (Enjoyed this sci-fi romp even though written for teens)
  49. Crescent (A Helium-3 Novel) - Homer Hickam
  50. Declaration and Address & Last Will and Testament - Thomas Campbell, Barton W. Stone  (Surprisingly funny, though serious.)
  51. Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse - Rawles, James Wesley (his best)
  52. The Tragic City: Birmingham 1963-2013 - Paul Kersey (still working my way through this one)
  53. The Last Centurion - John Ringo (should be taught in schools!)
  54. Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans - Rush Limbaugh (enjoyed this even though written for the young)
  55. Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State" - Stephen P. Halbrook (surprisingly easy to read; an important book)
  56. American Exit Strategy (The Economic Collapse Chronicles) - Mark Goodwin (GREAT novel - can't wait for the sequel)
  57. Of Plymouth Plantation (Dover Value Editions) - William Bradford (EVERY American schoolkid should be required to read this. They won't. Bradford honors the Lord Jesus far too much for the government schools.)
  58. Holding Their Own VI: Bishop's Song - Joe Nobody, E. T. Ivester, D. Allen (NEW settings for this series: Arkansas and the Intermountain West)
  59. The Next American Revolution . . . will be stillborn - Mark Butterworth (Good, but a short essay. He needs to wrap up "Tales of New America" and get it published.)
  60. David Crockett His Life and Adventures -  John S. C. (Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Ol' Backwoods is looking forward to reading this book, the latest in the 299 Days series by Glen Tate:

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