Novels or non fiction outside of theology

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Women tend towards different literature than men it seems.

I just finished “Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone,” a clever and snarky, modern whodunit. Before that, “Vera Wang’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers,” which has a few third commandment violations but also entertaining insight into modern San Francisco, especially Chinatown, and Chinese culture, written in an affectionate way.

Before that was “The Wager,” which I think would appeal to most men here. A meticulously detailed story of a castaway situation in the 1700s, true history, with a strong Christian character in the mix. I learned a lot.

I read my Bible and my Puritans regularly, too, currently reading “The Almost Christian Discovered” (Mead) aloud.
I'm sort of embarrassed to talk about it. I spend 4-5 hours a day reading various systematic theologies. Then I read things on material science and aerodynamics. And also works on fly-tying. I admit to C.S. Lewis essays, too.

I really like Langewiesche's Stick and Rudder and R.Buckminster Fuller's Critical Path. Books on native grasses of the lower Snake River and fly-fishing for steelhead round out the off-duty reading.

Ah, a fellow fly-fisherman and pilot! Tasmania has some of the best fly-fishing for trout in the world. I enjoy reading David Scholes and Greg French from around these parts and John Gierach from yours. I have my glider pilot's license from Canada and am trying to get back into it down here. I do a lot of aviation reading too...
I find biographies and church history – learning from the examples of those godly men and women who are our spiritual ancestors – to be very edifying.

I’m currently reading these two:
  • The biography of Stonewall Jackson written by R.L. Dabney
  • Southern Presbyterian Leaders 1683-1911 by Henry Alexander White

And I've recently completed these:
  • The biography of R.L. Dabney, A Southern Presbyterian Life, by Sean Michael Lucas
  • The biography of Cornelius Van Til, Reformed Apologist and Churchman, by John R. Muether
  • Fair Sunshine: Character Studies of the Scottish Covenanters by Jock Purves (This excellent book provides brief biographical sketches of many of the men and women who were martyred for their uncompromising defense of the crown rights of Jesus Christ.)
  • The Scottish Covenanters by J. G. Vos

I would recommend any of these as I have found them all to be very interesting and inspiring.
I particularly enjoy reading biographies of great leaders.

Recently finished a fantastic trilogy on the life of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris... presently I'm reading a biography of James Madison... and once finished I'm probably going to read Andrew Roberts' biography of Napoleon.
Military history (a lot of WWI stuff has fallen into the public domain and can be found for free on Kindle these days), for fiction westerns or sci-fi. Nothing deep, usually-brain is fully exercised after 8 or 9 or 10 hours of reviewing documents. One of the bar journals has an interesting case note in each of several practice areas, and I generally scan through those each month for information that I'll never use.
Mauricio de Giovanni
The Commissario Ricciardi Mysterys Series
(On Audible, they are narrated by the great Grover Gardner)
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