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Reading Lists2022-04-08T20:10:12+00:00

May 2022 Reading List

This month’s reading list selections consist of books I used to research IN THE BLOOD.  This fifth novel in the James Reece series was research intensive as I stepped into the mind of a terrorist. Does this list of books give you any additional insight into IN THE BLOOD?

May 13th, 2022|

December 2021 Reading List – Holiday Eddition

December 2021 Holiday Reading List: The Spy Who Came for Christmas by David Morrell, Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie, A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming, The Shepherd by Frederick Forsyth, The Hundred-Year Christmas by David Morrell

December 17th, 2021|

November 2021 Reading List

November 2021 Reading List: Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, The Winds of War by Herman Wouk, War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

November 12th, 2021|

October 2021 Reading List

October 2021 Reading List Selections: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, The Afghanistan Papers by Craig Whitlock, Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, Three Felonies a Day by Harvey A. Silverglate, Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, The Constitution of the United States of America, Holy Bible

October 15th, 2021|

September 2021 Reading List

The September 2021 reading list selections are all books that relate to Afghanistan.  If you are looking for a base from which to understand why we spent twenty years there and why we left the way we did, start in the pages of these selections. 

September 14th, 2021|

August 2021 Reading List

August 2021 Reading List Selections: Unrestricted Warfare by Col. Qiao Liang and Col. Wang Xiangsui., The Big Burn by Timothy Egan, Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, When the Lion Feeds by Wilber Smith, Taliban by Ahmed Rashid, Reacher Said Nothing by Andy Martin

August 10th, 2021|

July 2021 Reading List

July 2021 Reading List Selections: Out of the Mountains by David Kilcullen, Time to Hunt by Stephen Hunter, Charlie Wilson’s War by George Crile, Freedom by Sebastian Junger, The Afghan Campaign by Steven Pressfield, The Bridge of San Louis Rey by Thornton Wilder

July 22nd, 2021|

June 2021 Reading List – Most Gifted Books

June 2021 Reading List Selections: One Second After by William R. Forstchen, Three Felonies a Day by Harvey A. Silverglate, The Gun by C.J. Chivers, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, The Winds of War by Herman Wouk, Once An Eagle by Anton Myrer

June 10th, 2021|

May 2021 Reading List

May 2021 Reading List Selections: The Odyssey by Homer, The League of Night and Fog by David Morrell, The Pentagon’s New Map by Thomas P.M. Barnett, The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor , Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, SOG by John L. Plaster

May 5th, 2021|

April 2021 Reading List

This month’s reading list selections consist of books I used to research THE DEVIL’S HAND.  This fourth novel in the James Reece series was research intensive as I stepped into the mind of a terrorist. Does this list of books give you any additional insight into THE DEVIL’S HAND?

April 10th, 2021|

March 2021 Reading List

March 2021 Reading List Selections: The Fraternity of the Stone by David Morrell, Haunted Mesa by Louis L’Amour, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, The Iliad by Homer, Rifleman Dodd by C.S. Forester, Yeager: An Autobiography by Chuck Yeager

March 16th, 2021|

February 2021 Book Club

February 2021 Reading List: The Constitution of the United States of America, The Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Independence, The Universal History of the Destruction of Books by Fernando Báez, Hitler’s Willing Executioners by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, Naming Names by Victor S. Navasky, Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Three Felonies a Day by Harvey A. Silverglate, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Term Limits by Vince Flynn, The Art of War by Sun Tzu

February 16th, 2021|

January 2021 Book Club

January 2021 Reading List: The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy, Six Days of the Condor by James Grady, A Savage War of Peace by Alistair Horne, War of the Rats by David L. Robbins, Three Felonies a Day by Harvey A. Silverglate, and Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden

January 5th, 2021|

December 2020 Book Club

December 2020 Reading List: The Spy Who Came for Christmas by David Morrell, Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie, Wooden by Coach John Wooden, A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, The Hundred-Year Christmas by David Morrell

December 22nd, 2020|

November 2020 Book Club

November 2020 Reading List: Fatherland by Robert Harris, Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy, Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife by John A. Nagl, The Accidental Superpower by Peter Zeihan, The Book of Honor by Ted Gup, and Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden

November 6th, 2020|

October 2020 Book Club

October 2020 Reading List: The Gun by C.J. Chivers, A Time to Kill by John Grisham, Do the Work by Steven Pressfield, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Spy Who Came in From The Cold by John le Carré, and The Generals by Thomas E. Ricks

October 5th, 2020|

September 2020 Reading List

Oni by Marc Olden, Rising Sun by Michael Crichton, Hell In A Very Small Place by Bernard B. Fall, To Dare and To Conquer by Derek Leebaert, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck, The Transformation of War by Martin van Creveld

September 8th, 2020|

August Reading List

August reading list: To Kill A Mockingbird, Eye of the Needle, Supreme Command, In the Lake of the Woods, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Kill Artist.

August 5th, 2020|

July Reading List

July reading list: Gates of Fire, Deliverance, Presumed Innocent, The Hobbit, Never Cry Wolf, The Gamble.

July 7th, 2020|

June Reading List

The eighth installment from my monthly reading list is live on my blog. Interested in the how and why behind the books that influenced me? You might find one that resonates. Happy reading!

June 9th, 2020|

May Reading List

For those new to the Team, each month I highlight six books; some are from the professional reading list I was asked to put together for the Naval Special Warfare Center before I retired from the SEAL Teams and others are books I have enjoyed at various stages of my life not directly associated with my time in the military.

May 8th, 2020|

April Reading List

This month’s reading list is a special one. It is special because instead of the usual six books, I am highlighting only four; the four that inspired SAVAGE SON.

April 4th, 2020|

March Reading List

It is already time for the March reading list! For those new to the Team, each month I highlight six books from my reading list.

March 13th, 2020|

February Reading List

It is time for the February reading list!  The books I highlight in my monthly reading lists are part of my experience. 

February 19th, 2020|
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