Brian Noll


Brian Noll describes himself as a carpenter, life-long learner, and local library fan.

How I fit my reading time in: 

I read to unwind and anytime I want to travel or change seasons (winter!).

A favorite place to read: 

With my family and English bulldogs near our pellet stove or in the sun.

One of my favorite books from childhood and why?: 


Where the Red Fern Grows. Wilson Rawls. This is an adventure including my favorite elements: humans, animals and nature.

My top six books: 

Lost Treasures of American History. W.C. Jameson. American history related through tales of lost mines, legends, and buried treasure.

Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. Virgil Carrington Jones. Genuine Americans with diverse backgrounds being fiercely successful and pre-White House Teddy Roosevelt.

Great Lakes Shipwrecks and Survivals. William Ratigan. Heroism and tragedy made unforgettable on our fresh water seas, the great lakes.

Wall of Silver. Richard Kellogg. Claustrophobia inducing tale of local (U.P.) mine and treasure hunting plus geological history.

History Decoded. Brad Metzler. Intriguing descriptions of well-known conspiracy theories and data and physical evidence toward solutions.

Iliad and the Odyssey. Homer. Poetic language completely describing the Gods’ historic fights and trials of the ancient world.