We at Boyd Financial Group like to read. We read all kinds of books – fiction, non-fiction, history, historical fiction, biographies, autobiographies, business books and more. The list is long, and once a quarter, we like to share recommendations with our clients. If The Leaf Club helps you find books that interest, stimulate, engage or amuse you, mission accomplished.
The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough
The best-selling book in Australian history. Set primarily on a sheep station in the Australian Outback, it chronicles the lives of the Cleary family from 1915 to 1969.
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Set in Barcelona in 1945, the book follows Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son, who discovers that the other works by an author he is drawn to have been destroyed. But why?
Sins of the Brother – Mike Stewart
An attorney returns to the fictional town of Cooper’s Bend, Alabama to try to understand why someone put a bullet in the neck of his black sheep brother.
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
Sometimes called the original non-fiction novel, Capote’s masterpiece chronicles the brutal 1959 murder of the four members of the Herbert Clutter family. The relationship Capote forms with the murderers, Anthony Edwards and Eric Roberts, gives this book extraordinary depth and detail. With a special research assist from Harper Lee.
West with the Night – Beryl Markham
Written in 1942 by the first person to fly the Atlantic east to west in a solo non-stop flight, this book has been heralded as a classic of outdoor literature. Even Hemingway loved Markham’s writing.
Einstein: His Life and Universe – Walter Isaacson
Everyone knows Isaacson as the writer Steve Jobs chose to write his authorized biography. But in Einstein, he takes on a man who was arguably more influential and even more creative.
SPECIAL CATEGORY – FLYING
The Wright Brothers – David McCullough
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.
On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. An essential read for pilots and a fine one for everyone else.