If you ask group of readers questions about their favorite books, you’re in for a treat. We had a lot of fun when Dave asked Barnabas and Aaron a series of questions from Goodreads a few episodes ago, so by popular demand (i.e. we wanted to), we’re answering a few more on today’s show! We’re also answering some by our good listeners, too. (Thanks, Richard and Megan.)
Listen as we answer:
- What does a 5-star review mean to each of us?
- Which book (or books) have we re-read the most?
- Which book (or books) do you wish you could read again for the first time and why?
- Which character in a book would you like to sucker punch in the face?
- What’s the best book you’ve received as a present?
Giveaway: The first 10 people who send to a screenshot of their 5-star review with @malcontentspod get a copy of Barnabas’ most recent book, The Curious Christian: How Discovering Wonder Enriches Every Part of Life. So get on that, will ya?
A few books that we discussed on the show include:
- The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Shooting at Midnight by Greg Rucka
- Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest by Stephen Ambrose
- Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
- Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales
- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
- Good Poems by Garrison Keillor
- A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
- So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger
- Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner
- A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson