It’s summer time and that conjures up for me the high school summer reading list.
Do you remember your reading lists? I loved getting that list and for the most part read right through it and many other books as well. I read books that I would not have picked up without the requirement, like The Old Man and the Sea.
Books that changed my way of thinking, like Siddhartha by Herman Hesse and books that were page turners and relevant today like To Kill a Mockingbird. Of course there were some that I could not get through like Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man.
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson who wrote the wonderful A Walk in the Woods. I’m halfway through this one and enjoying it. He tells the story of aviation and Charles Lindburgh in the summer of 1927. Eyeopening, compelling story telling.
Atomic Habits by James Clear who named the book after the small changes (atoms) we need to make to develop new and better habits. I’m about a chapter into this and chose it on the recommendation of my old college coach.
The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse Hard to resist the inside scoop on one of the best sports successes in recent memory
What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir This was recommended by someone I respect.
Measure What Matters I heard about this book on one of my favorite podcasts Animal Spirits. Yes the podcast is about investing, but the book is about how to set objectives and measure key results.
The Second Mountain by David Brooks. I expect to like and hate this book all at once.
New Additions To Summer Reading List
Powerhouse by Kristine Lily Always up for leadership and team lessons from one of the greatest players and people
A podcast featuring a conversation with David Epstein–it’s an investing podcast…