Summer Reading List

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.

summer reading listSummer reading list for 2019.

Range by David Epstein who also wrote the The Sports Gene

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

Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy In

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.

59 Lessons: Working with the World’s Greatest Coaches, Athletes and Special Forces by Fergus Connelly (Game Changer)

The Second Mountain by David Brooks. I expect to like and hate this book all at once.

I’ll read anything by Michael Lewis more than once, but am working on The Fifth Risk right now..

New Additions To Summer Reading List

summer reading list




Just bought In the Garden of Beasts: Love Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin

Fight Like A Mother

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…