Christmas Wish List Part 2

For Part 1 of this list, click here.

Clothes are great gifts for Christmas, but they get old, tattered and go out of style. Movies are great, but they generally only last 90 minutes and then it’s probably a year before you watch them again. But books… books are stories that can take as long as an hour to a year to get get through, and if you’ve made it through, then it’s likely a story that will stick with you forever and never go out of style.

Welcome to part 2 of the greatest books I’ve read in the last 18 months. Happy shopping.

For theology readers

The Truth War, by John MacArthur – A great study on why we should care about Truth in a world dominated by lies and tabloids and false religions.

For fiction lovers

Little Men, by Louise May Alcott – Sequel to the classic Little Women. Just as endearing and full of wisdom and wit.

Calico Joe, by John Grisham – A relatable story about a father and son who can’t seem to let go of the past, and the only chance of bringing them together is the baseball diamond.

For history buffs

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand – One of the greatest personal accounts of a WWII survivor I’ve ever read in my life. From the author of Seabiscuit.

The King’s Speech, by Mark Logue – Pixar movies aside, The King’s Speech is my all-time favorite movie. The book is written by King George XI’s speech therapist’s grandson. It provides lots of background to the movie.

For biography addicts

Catch Me if You Can, by Frank W. Abagnale –  Biographies don’t get any more fun than this one, about a con-artist. Just as wonderful as Steven Spielberg’s movie, which is another favorite of mine.

Washington, a Life, by Ron Chernow – Think you know all about our first president? Think again. It’s a commitment, to say the least, but more than a worthy read. I am convinced that Washington is the greatest political figure our country will ever see.

For the conclusion of this list, click here. And please feel free to list your favorite books in the comment section bellow.

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About adoptingjames
My lovely wife and I are foster parents, dog owners, and home owners. I am a blogger, book editor, and author. On my blog you'll read about adoption, book recommendations, inspirational thoughts, and a whole lotta Disney/Pixar lovin'! For updates on my upcoming books, visit my webpage at

5 Responses to Christmas Wish List Part 2

  1. I absolutely loved Little Men as a kid. Was so fortunate to have parents who instilled a love of literature and learning in their children.

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