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A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say ‘How to Build a Boat’

I started 50 Book Challenge at the end of last October.  The idea is you read 50 books in a year.  Apparently they named it pretty well.  The only other real stipulation, and its more of a suggestion, is that the average length should be at least 300 pages.

So here are, in no particular order, a few of my favorite books of the last year, well since October anyway.

I, Claudius – My favorite professor in college was always talking about this one, and I had been meaning to read it for a long, long time.  It is a great book, especially if you are interested in ancient Rome.

Till We Have Faces – Believe it or not, this was the first C.S. Lewis book I ever read.  The imagery was amazing, and there is some serious food for thought.  Writing an allegory without it coming off preachy can be tough, but this one really works.
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