Favorite adult book recommendation — Warlord by Carlo d’Este
This is a fantastic biography of Winston Churchill that focuses on his life during wartime, from conflicts on the Nile and in South Africa to his leadership of Britain during its critical years of the twentieth century. I finished this book having a much greater understanding of his life, and of the almost cavalier approach to war and death that prevailed among Britons of that era.
Favorite children’s book recommendation — The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Not much that hasn’t been said already, I’m sure – a well-told adventure story with all the critical elements (hero’s journey, villain, friendships, good vs. evil, etc.) of a classic.