First, I've been wanting to shamelessly promote my uncle's book, but I'm not just promoting it because it is my uncle's book. It was a fantastic and intriguing book. The book is called The Awakening and is a fascinating read about bioengineering. It is a fiction book about an young man name Art who finds himself at the center of a controversy dealing with science and bioengineering. Art a teen piano prodigy and orphan begins to look into his past and discovers much more than he ever bargained for. He and his friend dizzy dig deep into the conspiracy that turns out to be Art's past. The characters are well developed and the plot will keep you guessing. I don't want to reveal too much more for fear of ruining the story, but I will say if you are curious about what the future may hold or just enjoy a good thriller (and almost sci-fi) you will enjoy this easy to read (and hard to stop reading) book. You'll also be supporting a great guy. It's on amazon and on Facebook. If you want more info head over to www.theawakeningbook.net.
Secondly, I recently read a new book from one of my favorite authors. Don Miller recently put out a new book entitled A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. I have loved everything that Don has put out before and loved this one just as much. It's an intriguing look into how we ought to be living from the perspective on someone turning his life into a movie. When Don was asked to turn his book about his life into a movie, he begins to look into what kind of story he's been living. If you've read Don Miller before, you won't be disappointed by this book. I would recommend this book to everyone especially to those who are into writing and reading good stories. This book will cause you to reflect on your personal story and if you are really doing all that you can do to make it a good one.
I also read a lot of books for school. Recently I read the Jungle as a part of the class I lead a discussion group for. That certainly is a interesting and depressing look into the life of an immigrant around the turn of the century. Just don't read it while you're eating. Most of my books, however, but most of them end up being more technical than fun reads.
I leave you with this question: what have you been reading recently? And did it cause you to rethink something or think about something you never thought of before?
Post your thoughts.