- Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith: Are you really that surprised? This book has been on my radar for some time and come Friday a.k.a. pay day that book is mine baby! I am sure that there are some historical facts thrown in with some kick butt awesome vampire slaying action.
- Blue Highways by William Least-Heat Moon: This is a book that I have actually already read and got my dad hooked on. This book is about a man who travels the blue highways which are the local roads on a map of America. He documents his adventures, the people he meets, the places he goes, and of course the things that he learns. A beautiful depiction of what America really is. Also be sure to check out his other works that explore the flyover states, the rivers, and the coasts of America.
- A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins: This book has also been on my radar for some time and one that I am excited to get a chance to read. Who wouldn't want to just pack it all up and head out on a journey on foot across America with their trusty dog in tow? Honestly it sounds awesome, throw in some Europe countryside and we got ourselves a deal!
- The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness by Harlow Giles Unger: This book was recommended to me by my dad who loves history so I figured I might be willing to give the book a try. I need to read more non-fiction and expand my horizons some because I am in a book rut.
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain: Two all around good American books by a very talented American author. You should definitely read the classics and the books are actually quite enjoyable once you get into the stories.
- The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams: Another great American author and one that I feel a lot of pull towards. This mainly being that I received my undergraduate degree from a university in Mississippi which just happens to be where he is from. Great play and an even better author and playwright.
Friday, July 4, 2014
An Ode to 'Merica in Book Form
Here is a list of books that are either written about America or feature some prominent figure from American history that I would actually consider reading. This list is both a way to honor America and the contributions to American literature and a way for me to expand my repertoire of literature.