Continuing Education

2021 Book Log (Updating)

I kept a book log in 2019 and 2020. I will strive to do the same in 2021.

  1. Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell on what we should know about people we don’t know.
  2. I thought you said this would work – an Amazon Prime reading book for the month of April. Cross-country road trip brings two old friends back together.
  3. The Infinite Game – Simon Sinek compares finite (sports) and infinite (business, life) games.
  4. Broken – a collection of six short novels by Don Winslow.
  5. The Intuitionist – the 2000 debut novel of Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys (my favorite book read of 2020)
  6. The Shell Collector – an after the oceans rise love story about shell hunting by Hugh Howey, author of the enjoyable WOOL/Silo Trilogy.
  7. If it bleeds – a collection of Stephen King short stories.
  8. Prodigal Son – the sixth book in the Orphan X action series.
  9. A Time for Mercy (Jake Brigance) – legal thriller from John Grisham.
  10. The Plague Year – not a book per se but as a 30,000-word article, it took me several sittings to read this early history of COVID-19 in the U.S. by Lawrence Wright. You can also listen to Wright discuss the article on this episode of the New Yorker podcast.
  11. The Border: A Novel – the 3rd book in the incredible Power of the Dog Book series by Don Winslow. I read most of this book in 2020, but needed a library renewal to finish.
  12. Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live – a history so far of the COVID-19 pandemic through August 2020. Comprehensive examination of social, biological, and political factors that have contributed to the spread of the virus, economic disruption and loss of life.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.