Best and Worst of January 2014

Gettysburg Part One and Two Unabridged - Stephen Sears Barksdale's Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 - Phillip Thomas Tucker

Next month I'll combine this with my January summation but I'm still feeling my way on what i want to do with this blog.

 

Best of January: Gettysburg by Stephen Sears

This one both surprised me and didn't. I knew it was suppose to be a good book on the subject but was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. One of the best summations of those days I've heard.

 

Worst of January: Barksdale's Charge by Philip Thomas Tucker

As this was a DNF, I almost felt I shouldn't count it. However, the next book, while not great, doesn't deserve this title so here we are. While this might have been meticulously researched (though I don't think much of the way he cites that information), his theories were unproven within the text and his writing less the ideal. I hope to not have to deal with another like this for the rest of this year.

 

 

Completions on 2014 Challenges:

 

2014 Audiobook Challenge:

Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly

Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War by Thomas B. Allen and Roger Macbride Allen

Gettysburg by Stephen Sears

Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly

Jane's Fame by Claire Harman

 

2014 Wimpy Book Challenge

The Surrogate Assassin by Christopher Leppek

 

C. S. Lewis Project

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

 

Read It Again, Sam

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Surrogate Assassin

Kingdom Hearts Box Set by Shiro Amano

 

Sail to the Past

Gettysburg