7 Apr

My Favourite Books

Just For Fun

Posted by: Garth Chapman

These are the books that stayed with me, often for days after finishing them, and some for weeks.


  1. Three Day Road, by Joseph Boyden
  2. The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, by John Vaillant
  3. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Societies, by Jared Diamond
  4. An Anthropologist On Mars, by Oliver Sacks
  5. Final Rounds, by James Dodson
  6. Survival of the Sickest, by Sharon Moalem
  7. The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
  8. 1491, by Charles C. Mann (about pre-Columbian Americas)
  9. Angela’s Ashes, by Frank McCourt
  10. No Country For Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy
  11. Positively Fifth Street, by James McManus
  12. I heard You Paint Houses, by Charles Brandt (inspired the movie ‘The Irishman’)
  13. Dances of Dependency, by Calvin Helin
  14. The Cellist of Serajevo, by Steven Galloway
  15. The Kalahari Typing School For Men, by Alexander McCall Smith
  16. A Time To Kill, by John Grisham
  17. A Painted House, by John Grisham
  18. The Goal, Eliyahu M. Goldratt
  19. The Imperial Cruise, by James Bradley
  20. Dublin, by Edward Rutherford
  21. The Millionaire Next Door, , by Thomas Stanley & William Danko


  1. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
  3. Foundation (the series), by Isaac Asimov (and there are so many more great books by Asimov)
  4. The Heechee Saga (the first 3 books of this series: Gateway, Beyond the Blue Event Horizon, Heechee Rendezvous), by Frederick Pohl
  5. Lord Valentine’s Castle (of the Majipoor series), by Robert Silverberg


  1. Ben Hogan: An American Life, by James Dodson
  2. When I left Home, by Buddy Guy
  3. Guy LaFleur’s autobiography
13 Jul


Just For Fun

Posted by: Garth Chapman

One of the world’s truly great drives, and one we have done almost from top to bottom more than once, is North America’s Highway 93.

It runs from Jasper Alberta down through Golden BC and to Invermere BC (where we used to have a summer home) and then south through Montana, Idaho, Utah and Nevada (you’ll get to see Las Vegas) and on to Phoenix AZ (where we now have a winter home) and then down to Nogales AZ and finally to Nogales Mexico.