It’s always fun for me to put together a summer reading list of things I think I should read. I usually choose nonfiction books that will bring me new insight into myself or my topics of interest (sustainability, psychology, christianity) and some fiction books I’ve heard a lot about in reviews or through friends.
Typically what actually happens though, is that I just read what I feel like reading, and don’t usually finish my list. Here was my reading list from the winter – I read 5 out of 11. Here is my reading list from summer 2012 – I read 7 out of 15. I better aim high because past experience seems to indicate I’ll read about 50% of this list.
- A Fine Balance – Mistry Rohinton
- NW – Zadie Smith
- Babbit – Sinclair Lewis
- Wind up Bird Chronicles – H. Murakami (I’m loving Murakami, one of my new favorite authors I believe).
- Eleanor & Park – R. Rainbow
- The Magicians Land – L. Grossman. (Third book in the Magicians series… and I’m really excited for it.)
- Thinking Fast and Slow – D. Kahneman (already reading this one, and I highly recommend it).
- Change Agent – Os Hillman
- Performance Management – Aubrey Daniels
- The Wisdom of Crowds – Surowiecki (You’d be surprised how often you hear about “crowdsourcing.” This book is about some of the psychology of that.)
- Big Data at Work – Davenport
- Reasons and Rationalizations – C. Agyris (or any book by him)
- Micromotives and Macrobehavior – Thomas C. Schelling
- Cradle to Cradle – W. McDonough
- Deep & Wide – Andy Stanley
- Disunity in Christ – C. Cleveland (*Christena writes a fabulous blog about social psychology and christianity. you should check it out.)
- Metamorpha – K. Strobel
- The Locust Effect – G. Haugen.
I update my reading progress on Goodreads often – If you use that site, I’d love to be friends with you and see what you read.
PS: In other REALLY exciting news – I’m 92% done with my MS degree at Salem State, and therefore might have some more time for blogging in the future! OR… I might just read ALL the books and work on my 30 before 30 list. We’ll see.