Parham’s “Ideal Book List”

A movie, “Bernie”, and a book “My Ideal Bookshelf” by my son Dan’s friend, Jane Mount have prompted me into a couple of comments, etc. The sound track of “Bernie”brought back memories of a childhood’s moments in music in a southern baptist church. Thus, the “HYMNS TEST” post. Next, having admired “My Ideal Bookshelf”, I have listed some of the books I have enjoyed and benefitted from.

(1) Lyrics (1962-2001), by Bob Dylan
(2) A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson
(3) Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
(4) Sports in America, by James Michener
(5) Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry
(6) Chesapeake, Michener
(7) The Drifters, by Michener
(8) The Prince of Tides, by Pat Conroy
(9) My Losing Season, Pat Conroy
(10) The Little Red Book of Golf, by Harvey Penick
(11) The Short Game Bible, by Dave Pelz
(12) Centennial, by Michener
(13) Inside Tennis, by Jim Leighton
(14) The Godfather, by Mario Puzo
(15) The Synonym Finder, by T.J. Rodale
(16) The Legend of Bagger Vance, by Steven Pressfield
(17) Cyclone Country, by Russell Rawlings
(18) Stikky Night Skies, Lawrence Holt Books
(19) Shit My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern
(20) Chronicles, by Bob Dylan
(21) The Covenant, Michener
(22) Mexico, by Michener
(23) Fire in the Hole, by Elmore Leonard
(24) The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
(25) A Season on the Brink, by John Feinstein
(26) On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
(27) The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis
(28) Texas, by Michener
(29) The Fifties, by David Halberstam
(30) The Awakening, by Karl Fleming
(31) Blood Done Signed My Name, by Timothy Tyson
(32) Catch 22, by Joseph Heller
And finally and for fun,
(33) The Final Four of Everything (Bracketology), by Mark Reiter and Richard Sandomir…

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