2014 Book Goal: 52 (mostly non-fiction)
2014 Books Read: 36 (89% non-fiction)
As you can see, my trend of reading things other than business books continues with American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle. This is actually a really good book. I started reading this just after finishing the two by Marcus Luttrell and at first thought it was just a weaker version of those. A few chapters in and this is every bit as good as those.
Chris Kyle is quite a bit different than Marcus Luttrell and although not nearly as decorated, every bit as heroic. The stories of his in-country encounters are intense and he was an excellent story teller.
The book reads like a well-written personal journal and brings you inside Kyle’s head as he faces life and death decisions as well as the day-to-day struggles of being a Navy SEAL in combat.