Happy July! Ready for some fireworks tomorrow? I am!
I wanted to do something different for this month’s Monthly Reads. Since it is almost Independence Day here in the U.S., I wanted to celebrate the occasion by featuring books that surround the American spirit.
One of my favorite autobiographies is this one right here. Many of you have seen the movie-adaptation which was blown out of the park! The book is just as amazing.
American Sniper by Chris Kyle will make you proud of our military. Chris Kyle is one of the most lethal snipers in United States history with more than 150 confirmed kills and even more classified ones. We follow him through his life from the time he decides to join the military until his untimely and heartbreaking end. His autobiography encompasses his missions through the tough times and his family life back home. There is so much truth in this book that you will need to add this to your TBR-pile.
Published : 3 January 2012
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Autobiography
Pages : 528
American Gun: A History of the US in Ten Firearms by Chris Kyle and William Doyle is American history seen through ten special firearms that are linked to various aspects of our history. This is a perfect book for this time of year.
Published : 4 June 2013
Publisher : William Morrow
Genre : American History
Pages : 302
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand is another movie-adaptation that blew up the charts. This book is about an Olympian’s journey from an airman to a castaway to a captive. This is a heartbreaking story that will keep you on your toes. Such an amazing memoir.
Published : 16 November 2010
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Biography
Pages : 473
Left for Dead by Pete Nelson is another incredible story about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. While many survivors were left in the shark-infested waters, the US Navy had no clue of what was going on. As many people died over the course of that night, the military has been covering their tracks by placing the blame on the captain of the ship. Decades later, the survivors of the horrid night have been endlessly trying to uncover the captain’s innocence but with no luck. That is until a young boy’s school research project is presented.
Published : 11 November 2003
Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Genre : Young Adult History
Pages : 224
These four books are such amazing and powerful reads. I promise that the books are just as good, if not better, than the movies. Let me know if you have read any of these and what your thoughts are. Happy 4th everyone!